Beyoncé Earns Grammy Nomination for Her Album, ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

Queen Bey proves, once again, that she is the queen of the music industry. The artist earned a handful of nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards. That includes the nominations for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” What other nominations did this artist earn? How many Grammy’s does she have? Here’s what we know about Beyoncé and this award show.

Beyoncé earned multiple Grammy nominations this year, particularly for her work with Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

Her solo song from Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King, “Spirit” earned a few nominations on its own. According to Variety, that includes the nominations for “Best Song Written For Visual Media” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” As an entire body of work, Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift, earned the nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album.”

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it,” Beyoncé said during an interview with Good Morning America. “We’ve kind of created our own genre, and I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”

Her Netflix documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé earned the nomination for “Best Music Film.” Beyoncé’s television special, Making The Gift, earned a few Primetime Emmy Emmy nominations at this year’s award show. However, the television film didn’t receive any awards.

How many Grammy awards does Beyoncé have?

Naturally, this is not the first time that Beyoncé earned a Grammy nomination. According to the Grammy’s website, Beyoncé currently has 23 awards and earned 70 nominations. That makes her one of the most-nominated artists of all time. Other female artists with a high number of Grammy nominations include Taylor Swift (35) and Lady Gaga (27).

Beyoncé earned awards as a solo artist, as well as for her album with her husband, Jay-Z. Recently, Everything is Love earned the award for “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Her song with Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name” won the Grammy for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.”

US singer/songwriter Beyonce of Disney's "The Lion King"
US singer/songwriter Beyonce of Disney’s “The Lion King” | ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

When are the 2020 Grammy Awards?

This year, the Grammy Awards air on Jan. 26, 2020. Other artists up for nominations include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Lizzo. Those up for the award of “Best New Artist” include Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas, and Yola.

Songs featured in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s film, A Star is Born are also up for nominations this year. That includes “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version).” Aside from The Lion King, other music from Disney films earned nominations. That includes the recently-released Disney and Pixar film, Toy Story 4.

Music by Beyoncé, including The Lion King: The Gift, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.