The 25-year-old singer already has seven Grammys to her credit with 2008’s Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Umbrella”); 2010’s Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Run This Town”)/Best Rap Song (“Run This Town”); 2011’s Best Dance Recording (“Only Girl”); 2012’s Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“All Of The Lights”)/Best Rap Song (“All Of The Lights”), and last year’s Best Short Form Music Video (“We Found Love”).
This year the “Talk That Talk” star has been nominated in two categories at the 56th Grammy Awards, which will be held on Friday January 26 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS at 8:00 pm ET.
The Bajan songstress has got the nod for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Mikky Ekko for “Stay,” which she performed to a standing ovation at last year’s Grammys.
This category will see her vying for the honour against her mentor Jay Z, along with Justin Timberlake, for “Suit & Tie,” as well as Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams for “Get Lucky,” Pink Featuring Nate Ruess for “Just Give Me A Reason” and Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell for “Blurred Lines.”
The “Diamonds” singer has also been nominated for the Best Urban Contemporary Album award for “Unapologetic,” and will face off with Tamar Braxton for “Love And War,” Fantasia for “Side Effects Of You,” Salaam Remi for “One: In The Chamber” and Mack Wilds for “New York: A Love Story.”
Meanwhile, Jay Z is way ahead of the pack with a whopping nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category.
Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Pharrell are also frontrunners with seven nominations apiece.
Lorde, the 17-year-old singer/songwriter from New Zealand, best known for her hit song “Royals,” snagged nominations in four categories, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The talented teenager was nevertheless overlooked in the Best New Artist category.
Equally puzzling, while Kanye West’s “New Slaves” was nominated for Best Rap Song, and his critically-praised “Yeezus” was nominated for Best Rap Album, it was out of the running for Album of Year.
Other surprises included neither of Miley Cyrus’ chart-topping hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” making the cut for any awards, along with the omission of such popular acts as One Direction and Justin Bieber.