The two divas of pop music are branching out and conquering, other avenues. Beyoncé recently appeared in and wrote music for the Disney photo-real adaptation of The Lion King. Lady Gaga starred in and wrote music for the Golden Globe award-winning film, A Star is Born.
Is 2020 the first year both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé could win a Grammy Award? Here’s our look into these artists and their history with this ceremony.
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is one of the artists with the most Grammy Award nominations and wins
As one of the most-nominated artists at the Grammy Awards, as of 2019, Beyoncé has 70 nominations with this award show. Her solo work, in culmination with her role in Destiny’s Child and her album released with Jay-Z, The Carters, earned Beyoncé 23 Grammy Awards.
“It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families — as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys — and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable,” Beyoncé said during her 2017 Grammy speech, according to the New York Times.
Lady Gaga already earned Oscars for her role in ‘A Star is Born’
Lady Gaga earned a handful of Grammy Awards and nominations herself. As of 2019, Lady Gaga has 9 wins and 27 nominations with this award show. That includes nominations for her album with Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek. However, the artist recently earned Golden Globes and Oscar Awards for her work with the film, A Star is Born. Both awards were for the song “Shallow.”
“It’s not about winning,” Gaga said of her first Oscar win. “What it is about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. If there is a discipline or passion, it’s not how many times you get rejected or you fall down or are beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep on going.”
Is this the first year both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé could win Grammy Awards?
About 10 years ago, both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé earned Grammy Awards in their respective categories. In 2009, Beyoncé won six Grammy’s, including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Halo.” Lady Gaga won two awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic/Dance Album.
In 2010, these artists earned the Grammy nomination, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, for their song, “Telephone.” Now, Beyoncé is nominated for her song “Spirit” from Disney’s The Lion King. Lady Gaga is nominated in the same category, Best Song Written for Visual Media, for “I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version.)” The Grammy Awards broadcast on Jan. 26, 2020.
Music by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, including the soundtrack for A Star is Born and The Lion King: The Gift, are available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.