USA | Nov 23, 2021

Jay-Z becomes single most nominated artiste in Grammys history

Ategie Edwards

Ategie Edwards / Our Today



Rapper Jay-Z now stands alone at the top of the list of artistes with the most Grammy nominations after today (November 23) hitting a lifetime total of 83 that put him just ahead of former Beatle, Paul McCartney.

The three latest nominations for Jay-Z come for collaborations with other artistse. He made guest appearances on DMX song Bath Salts and Kanye West’s Jail, which also earned Jay-Z a nod for West’s album Donda.

Jay-Z has won 23 Grammys overall, including a best rap album award in 1999 and honours for songs Crazy in Love with his wife, Beyonce, in 2004 and Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys in 2011.

Jay-Z reacts as he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. October 30, 2021. (File Photo: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse)

Earlier this year, Beyonce set the record for most Grammy wins by a male or female artiste with 28 over her career.

McCartney’s Grammy nomination total climbed to 81 on Tuesday with two nods for best rock album McCartney III and best rock song for Find My Way.

Producer Quincy Jones, who had been tied with Jay-Z for most nominations before Tuesday, has received 80 Grammy nominations over his lifetime.

Sean Carter and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Winners of the Grammys, the highest honours in the music industry, will be announced January 31 during a ceremony in Los Angeles that will be broadcast on CBS.


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