Beyoncé doesn’t always go to award shows that nominate her, so it’s not shocking that Bey and her husband Jay-Z skipped this year’s Grammys. The singer has four nominations tonight for her The Lion King: The Gift album: Best Pop Solo Performance (“Spirit”; she lost that one), Best Pop Vocal Album (The Lion King: The Gift), Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Spirit”), and Best Music Film (Homecoming).
Despite missing the Grammys ceremony, Beyoncé was out with Jay Z at two pre-Grammy events this weekend: the Roc Nation brunch and pre-Grammys gala. She posted her own photos of her two great looks on her Instagram:
The last award show Beyoncé attended was the Golden Globes, where her song “Spirit” was nominated for Best Original Song. Bey came late during the ceremony, but it didn’t matter that she missed the red carpet. She took her own photos of her gorgeous gold and black dress and posted them on Instagram.
In a rare interview with ELLE for its January 2020 issue, Beyoncé spoke about whether she was disappointed that Lemonade didn’t win any of the Grammys’ most prestigious categories (it was nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Rock Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Film). Lemonade only won Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video (for “Formation”) at the 2017 ceremony.
Beyoncé explained, “🙏🏾 I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being ‘number one’ was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”