Which female artist (either solo or in a group) has received the most Grammy nominations of all time?
The most nominated female in Grammy Award history with 53 nominations is Beyoncé. She has actually won 20 Grammy Awards, both as a solo artist and member of Destiny's Child, making her the second most honored female artist by the Grammy Awards, behind Alison Krauss. In 33 instances when she was nominated for an award, she did not win.
Beyoncé is now considered a very important and compelling popular musician of the twenty-first century. As a solo artist, Beyoncé has sold over 16 million albums in the U.S., and over 100 million records worldwide (additionally, a further 60 million sold with Destiny's Child), making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.