Beyonce‘s “Lemonade” suffered an upset in the Grammy race for Album of the Year to Adele for “25.” It was so egregious Adele pulled a Kanye West on herself to protest Beyonce’s defeat. Nevertheless, Queen Bey won two of her nine nominations — Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Lemonade”) and Best Music Video (“Formation”) — which brings her lifetime Grammy haul to 22. That puts her in seventh place on the list of the biggest Grammy winners of all time. Check out our gallery above for the rest of the top artists.
Beyonce leapfrogged West and her husband Jay Z, both of whom have won 21 times, and now she shares seventh place with Irish rock band U2, pop and R&B legend Stevie Wonder, and jazz musician Chick Corea. At age 35, Beyonce is by far the youngest of those artists, so she has plenty of time to keep ascending the list — and maybe finally even win Album of the Year.
But Beyonce wasn’t the only artist to move up on the list. During the Premiere Ceremony that streamed online before the main Grammy telecast, a couple of veteran artists also notched their way up. Country-music mainstay Vince Gill won Best American Roots Song for “Kid Sister” performed by The Time Jumpers — that was his 21st victory, tying him with West and Jay Z for 11th place. And revered composer John Williams won Best Visual Media Score for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was his 23rd victory, placing him sixth among all-time Grammy champs.