Somehow, the Grammys did not award legendary singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actor and designer Beyoncé’s Renaissance as Album of the Year award on Sunday. This was highly thought to mark the pop superstar’s first Album of the Year award.
Renaissance rocketed to No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in August, Billboard reports. In the first week of August, the album boasted 332,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. The units measure the popularity of the album according to sales and streaming numbers. Beyoncé’s masterpiece became the first album released by a woman in 2022 to top the Billboard 200.
Only one of Beyoncé previous Grammy wins was in a Big Four category, according to Pitchfork. That was 2010’s Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”