Grammys 2015: Beyoncé passes Dolly Parton as the most nominated woman in Grammy history.

Beyoncé Just Became the Most Nominated Woman in Grammy History

Beyoncé Just Became the Most Nominated Woman in Grammy History

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Dec. 5 2014 12:45 PM

Beyoncé Is Now the Most Nominated Woman in Grammy History

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Beyoncé at the 2014 Grammys earlier this year.

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Nominations for the 2015 Grammys are being announced throughout the day, with the biggest category, Album of the Year, to be revealed tonight on a televised A Very Grammy Christmas special. Barring a major upset, Beyoncé will likely get a nomination in that category for her 2013 self-titled surprise album. But she’s already made a bit of Grammy history: With her nomination for Best Urban Contemporary album, she has, as Billboard notes, surpassed Dolly Parton as the most nominated woman in Grammy history.

Coming into today, she and Parton were tied at 46 nominations. With her 47th nomination, Beyoncé is seventh place on the all-time list for all artists, tied with David Foster. Quincy Jones remains the most nominated musician with an astounding 79 nominations to date over the course of the award show’s 57 years.

Dee Lockett is a writer for Vulture and a former Slate editorial assistant.