LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Viola Davis accepts the Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording award for Finding Me during the 65th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Viola Davis earned the coveted EGOT status with her win at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. The decorated actress won for a Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording for her 2022 memoir Finding Me.

“I wrote this book to honor the six-year-old Viola, to honor her, her life, her joy, her trauma, everything,” she said during her acceptance speech. “And it has just been such a journey. I just got EGOT.”

Davis’ Finding Me won over Mel Brooks’ All About Me!: My Remarkable Life In Show Business, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Aristotle And Dante Dive Into The Waters Of The World, Jamie Foxx’s Act Like You Got Some Sense, and Questlove’s Music Is History.

Davis won her first Tony Award in 2001 for her role in King Hedley II and her second for Fences in 2010. She later would receive her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the latter when it was adapted for film. In 2015, Davis won her Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy for her starring role as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder. She is the first black actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting (actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories.)

The actress is the 18th person to achieve EGOT status. She joins a host of talented entertainers including Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson who recently became an EGOT with her Tony Award win for A Strange Loop.

2023 Grammys: Hip-Hop and R&B Records That Could Be Broken

  • Song Of The Year

    – If Beyoncé wins for “Break My Soul” she will join nine other songwriters who have won the award twice. She previously won for “Single Ladies” in 2010.

    – “God Did” by DJ Khaled could break the record for the most co-writers on a winning song in this category if it wins – the record is currently held by Bruno Mars for “That’s What I Like” with eight co-writers, “God Did” has nine.

  • Record Of The Year

    Beyoncé could win her first Record of the year for “Break My Soul” after a record-breaking 8 nominations. She is the most the most nominated artist in the category and the most nominated artist without a win.

  • Album Of The Year

    Kendrick Lamar could become the first male rapper to win “Album Of The Year” for a solo rap project if he wins for Mr.Morale & the Big Steppers. Previous rap winners of Album Of The Year” are Lauryn Hill and OutKast for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below respectively.

  • Best Rap Performance

    Kendrick Lamar could extend his record as the most awarded artist in the “Best Rap Performance” category – He currently is first place with five wins and could win his sixth trophy in this category if he wins for “The Heart Part 5”

    Doja Cat could become the first woman to win for a solo rap performance if she wins for “Vegas” – In 2021, Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion became the first women to win in the category since male and female rap performance category merged into a gender-neutral one

  • Best Melodic Rap Performance

    Latto could become the first female artist to win for a solo performance in the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” if she wins for “Big Energy (Live).”

  • Best Rap Song

    Jay-Z could come one step closer to tying Kanye West’s seven wins in the “Best Rap Song” category if he wins for co-writing “God Did.” Jay-Z has won five times and this is his sixth nomination.

  • Best Rap Album

    Kendrick Lamar could break his tie with Tyler, the Creator & OutKast for the third most wins in the “Best Rap Album” category if he wins for Mr.Morale & the Big Steppers. He previously won for DAMN. and To Pimp a Butterfly. This is his fourth nomination in the category. Eminem holds the most wins with six and Kanye follows with four wins.

  • Best Traditional R&B Performance

    Beyoncé could tie Lalah Hathaway (3 wins) as the most-awarded artist in this category if she wins for “Plastic Off The Sofa.” She previously won for “Love On Top” and “At Last.”

  • Best R&B Song

    Beyoncé could extend her record as the artist with the most wins in the R&B song category. She currently has four wins and is nominated this year for co-writing “Cuff It” from her Renaissance album.

  • Best Music Video

    Kendrick Lamar could break his tie with Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Johnny Cash & Beyoncé and become the sole holder of the record for the most wins in this category if he wins for “The Heart Part 5.”

  • Diana Ross

    Diana Ross has never won a competitive Grammy Award, and this year she received her 13th nomination in the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Thank You. She won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2012 for her solo career and also won it this year as a member of the Supremes.

  • Viola Davis

    If Viola Davis wins the Grammy in the “Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling” category for her memoir “Finding Me”, she will complete EGOT, winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony – Grammy is the only award that she is missing to join the elite group of EGOT winners.

  • Jay-Z: Overall Potential Records

    Jay-Z is currently the most nominated man and overall artist (record 88 nominations in a tie with Beyoncé), the most awarded rapper (24 wins in a tie with Kanye West), and 10th most awarded Grammy winner of all time (once again, in a tie with Kanye West – 24 wins).

    Depending on the number of Grammys that he could win out of his five nominations this year he might extend his record as the most-awarded rapper of all time (and break his tie with Kanye West) and climb up on the rank of the most-awarded Grammy winners.

  • Beyoncé: Overall Potential Records

    Beyoncé is currently the most-awarded female artist of all time (28 wins), most awarded vocalist (28 wins), most nominated woman and overall artist (record 88 nominations in a tie with Jay-Z) & second most awarded person in a tie with Quincy Jones (28 wins) after Georg Solti (31 wins).

    Depending on the number of Grammys Beyoncé takes home out of her nine nominations, she might:
    – Break her tie with Quincy Jones and become the sole holder of the record for the second most awarded winner of all times (1 win needed)
    – Tie or surpass Georg Solti as the most awarded Grammy winner of all time (3 wins needed for a tie, 4 wins needed for surpassing Solti)
    – Extend any of the previously mentioned records, depending on the number of her wins
    – Tie (8 wins needed) or surpass (9 wins needed) Michael Jackson & Santana as the most-awarded artist in one night; if she wins 7 or more awards, she will break her tie with Adele as the most-awarded female artist in one night
    – Tie Paul McCartney as the artist with the most nominations in one night without a win (she would have to win 0 awards out of her 9 nominations)
    – If Beyoncé’s Renaissance wins all of its nine nominations, it could tie Santana’s Supernatural & U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb) as the most awarded album in the Grammys history