Beyonce Could Make History On Grammy Night

While veteran rapper Jay Z isn't up for any accolades this year, his leading lady, Beyoncé, leads the pack with nine nominations, in not one, not two, but four different genres, thanks to her viral visual album, Lemonade. It's up for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

The English singer is nominated for her ubiquitous song Hello and her album 25, which has been the world's top-seller since her 21, which also triumphed at the Grammys.

It's time for music's biggest night of the year, where the hottest stars compete for the ultimate prize, bragging rights.

But the enduring picture from the Grammys may turn out to be Beyonce, who is expected to make her first public appearance since revealing that she is pregnant with twins. Also nominated in the category are Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" and Bieber's "Love Yourself". But when it comes to wins in one night, guess who she's tied with?

Among the other veteran artists competing for Grammy trophies this year are Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, whose respective albums Fallen Angels and Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway are vying for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album prize.

Performers have not yet been announced for the Prince and George Michael tributes; Gaga, who tore through a medley of Bowie's greatest hits previous year, is one possibility, but ceremony organizers may look to distance themselves from a repeat of the criticism (including a stinging tweet from Bowie's son) incurred by that tribute.

The pre-telecast, which starts at 12:30 p.m. PST, will be streamed on the Grammy's website, and the big show will air live on CBS at 5 p.m.

  • Salvatore Jensen