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12/08/2014 03:03 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

Beyoncé Broke The Internet But She's Still A Second-Class Citizen At The Grammys

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According to the Internet, Beyoncé is now the Grammys’ most-nominated woman in history, with outlets like Time, BuzzFeed, and Forbes lauding the singer’s history-making feat. Besting Dolly Parton’s 46, Beyoncé has racked up a staggering 47 nominations over her career, a figure that’s likely to get a lot higher over the years. But while that headline is certainly cause for celebration, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Yet again, the singer was all but shut out of the major categories; while her eponymous surprise release received a nod in Album of the Year, she was snubbed in Record and Song, bested by the likes of Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor’s booty-shaking novelty jams.

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