Jay-Z Becomes Most Grammy-Nominated Artist In History

Jay-Z surpassed Quincy Jones to gain the No.1 spot.

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Jay-Z - Photo: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z - Photo: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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

Hova, who last released an album in 2017, is nominated for guest appearances with Kanye West and the late DMX. He currently has 23 wins.

Paul McCartney, previously tied for second place with Beyonce, received two nominations 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 the legendary producer did write the liner notes for top nominee Jon Batiste’s monumental, celebrated We Are album.

Jay-Z made his Grammy debut in 1999 with three nominations, two from his now seminal Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life album and one for his collaboration 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-Z been nominated in 18 of the 22 Grammy years since then.

Earlier this month, Jay-Z started an Instagram account and is using it to promote the new Netflix movie, The Harder They Fall, which he produced. He deleted the page shortly after it surfaced.

Late last month, Jay shared “King Kong Riddim,” a new song from the soundtrack to The Harder They Fall featuring Jadakiss, Conway the Machine, and British drill-grime star Backroad Gee.

The soundtrack to The Harder They Fall was produced and co-written by Jeymes Samuel, who wrote and directed the film. The OST also features “Guns Go Bang,” which features Kid Cudi.

The title track features Koffee, and Hill and Fatoumata Diawara collaborate on “Black Woman,” which Hill co-produced with Jeymes Samuel. It also features Seal, CeeLo Green, and more artists.

Listen to the best of Jay-Z on Apple Music and Spotify.

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