Jay-Z Becomes Most Grammy-Nominated Artist in History

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 Jay-Z has become the most-nominated artist in Grammy Awards history, with his three 2022 noms pushing him to 83. He had previously been tied with legendary producer/composer Quincy Jones at 80.

Jay, who last released an album in 2017, is nominated for guest appearances with Kanye West (whose “Donda” album is up for Album of the Year) and the late DMX. He currently has 23 wins.

Paul McCartney, previously tied for second place with Beyonce, gains two nods in the rock category and passes her and Jones for sole possession of the No. 2 spot with 81. Neither Jones nor Beyonce are nominated for 2022 awards, although Q did write the liner notes for top nominee Jon Batiste’s “We Are” album.

Jay-Z made his Grammy bow in 1999 with three nods, two from his classic “Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life” album and one for his tag-team with Jermaine Dupri, “Money Ain’t a Thang.” He won won but did not attend the awards, later saying he “boycotted” them because fellow New Yorker DMX had not been nominated despite racking up two No. 1 albums in a year. Jay, who turns 52 next month, has been nominated in 18 of the 22 Grammy years since then, even though his release schedule has slowed considerably over the past decade.

Brooklyn is having a proud moment on this Tuesday, as Jay-Z has become the most-nominated artist in Grammy Awards history, with his three 2022 noms pushing him to 83. He had previously been tied with legendary producer/composer Quincy Jones at 80.

Jay, who last released an album in 2017, is nominated for guest appearances with Kanye West (whose “Donda” album is up for Album of the Year) and the late DMX. He currently has 23 wins.

Paul McCartney, previously tied for second place with Beyonce, gains two nods in the rock category and passes her and Jones for sole possession of the No. 2 spot with 81. Neither Jones nor Beyonce are nominated for 2022 awards, although Q did write the liner notes for top nominee Jon Batiste’s “We Are” album.

Next in line after Jones and Beyonce are Stevie Wonder and late classical conductor Georg Solti, tied with 74; and film-music maestros Henry Mancini and John Williams, tied with 72, none of whom have 2022 nominations.

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