Jay-Z has become the most Grammy Award-nominated artist of all time, having received three more nominations in the awards year 2022.
The rapper now has 83 nominations throughout his career, with 23 wins overall, ranking behind Quincy Jones, who has 80 nominations.
This new title for Jay-Z came after he was nominated in collaboration with Kanye West on his album “DONDA” as well as the late DMX.
Also Paul McCartney was previously ranked in second place along with Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, and still stands in second place after winning two nominations in the umbrella rock category. He now has 81 nominations just one more than Jones while Beyonce stands in third place.
Behind Jones and Beyonce are Stevie Wonder and the late classical conductor Georg Solti, equal to 74 nominations, and film music composers Henry Mancini and John Williams, with 72 nominations each.
As Variety reports, Jay-Z received his first Grammy Awards in 1999, two of which were for his classic album “Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life” and one for his collaboration with Jermaine Dupri, “Money Ain ‘t AThang ”.
Although Jay won, he boycotted the awards, later explaining that he did so because DMX was not known despite having reached two Number One albums within a year. The rapper has been nominated in 18 editions in the 22 years that this event has been broadcast since 1999.
The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022.