LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Beyoncé accepts Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for “Renaissance” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Queen Bey deserves an album of the year win. The 42-year-old singer released Cowboy Carter, her eighth studio album, late last month.  Beyoncé has received four album of the year nominations in the last 20 years. Critics and fans alike have praised the album, with Rolling Stone saying the album is “Beyoncé’s best vocal work on record,” adding that the album was “produced flawlessly.” Besides the flawless execution of the record, according to PEOPLE Magazine’s Senior News Editor, Nicholas Rice, Beyoncé deserves the long-overdue accolade for her dedication to her profession and daring to try new songs. The 2025 Grammy nominees will be released later this year after the eligibility period, which spans from Sept. 16, 2023, to Aug. 30, 2024, according to Billboard.