Beyoncé Could Make History Three Ways at the 2021 Grammy Awards

Music industry queen Beyoncé could make history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The Black Is King artist is nominated for nine total awards in eight categories. (She's got two nominations in the Record of the Year race; one for her own track, "BLACK PARADE," and another for the remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," on which she's a guest performer.) But even with her taking at least one loss in Record of the Year, there are still three ways for Bey to set incredible Grammy records.

If things really go her way, Beyoncé could become the woman with the most Grammys, the living musician with the most Grammys and the artist with the most Grammy wins of all time, period. Now, admittedly, it'd be tough for her to hit all of those milestones in one night, and even if she doesn't pull it off this year, it's very likely she could clear all of those bars at some point in her career. (Right now, the "Formation" singer has got 24 Grammys to her name.) But if you're curious about how she has a shot at history this weekend, head below.

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Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Woman with the Most Grammys

If Beyoncé wins four awards on Sunday, then she would become the woman with the most Grammy wins in the award show's history. Four additional victories would bring Beyoncé's total lifetime Grammy haul to 28 trophies—just one ahead of the current record holder for female artists, bluegrass and country singer Alison Krauss. (And if you're wondering, yes, Bey winning alongside Megan Thee Stallion for the "Savage" remix would count toward this career total.)

Living Musician with the Most Grammys

But if Beyoncé manages to win five awards at this weekend's ceremony, then not only would she achieve that aforementioned honor, but she would also have more Grammy awards than any other living musician. Currently, Quincy Jones holds the most Grammy Awards out of any living person. He has 28 Grammys, the most recent being a 2019 win in the Best Music Film category, for the documentary Quincy. If Beyoncé can bring her total awards to 29 (by winning five awards in 2021), she'll officially pass Jones. That being said, she can also tie him by winning four awards.

All-Time Most Grammys

The last record Beyoncé could break is a longshot for Sunday, but if she wins eight of nine Grammy awards—nearly sweeping all categories that she's nominated for—then Beyoncé would become the artist with the most Grammy awards ever, living or dead. Right now, Georg Solti, the late British conductor, holds the Grammy record with 31 total wins, including achievements in Best Opera Recording, Best Classical Album and even a Lifetime Achievement award, given to him in 1997, months before he died.

Beyoncé's Nominations

Here's a breakdown of everything Beyoncé is nominated for in 2021, per the Grammys' official nomination list:

Record of the Year

BLACK PARADE
Beyoncé
Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer"

SAVAGE
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

Song of the Year

BLACK PARADE
Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Best R&B Performance

BLACK PARADE
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Best R&B Song

BLACK PARADE
Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Best Rap Performance

SAVAGE
Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Best Rap Song

SAVAGE
Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)

Best Music Video

BROWN SKIN GIRL
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Astrid Edwards, Aya Kaido, Jean Mougin, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers

Best Music Film

BLACK IS KING
Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Beyonce Knowles Carter & Kwasi Fordjour, video directors; Lauren Baker, Akin Omotoso, Nathan Scherrer, Jeremy Sullivan & Erinn Williams, video producers

It seems very possible that Beyoncé will win at least some awards, given the wild success of her 2020 visual album, Black Is King. The movie-length feature with original music premiered on Disney+ in July 2020 as a companion visual to her 2019 album release, The Lion King: The Gift, which itself was a soundtrack to Disney's 2019 remake of The Lion King.

A deluxe version of the album was released on streaming platforms in 2020, featuring the multi-nominated track "BLACK PARADE."

You can watch the 2021 Grammy Awards Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.