Jay-Z becomes most GRAMMY-nominated artist ever

Jay-Z has become the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time following the announcement of artists in the running for accolades at the 2022 ceremony. 

The rapper, songwriter, record executive, and media proprietor has picked up three nods for collaborations and appearances with Kanye West and the late-DMX. This brings his lifetime total to 83, with 23 wins, surpassing the previous record-holder, Quincy Jones, who claims 80 nods and 28 wins. 

Jay-Z’s wife, Beyoncé, had been tied in second place, however Paul McCartney’s two nominations for 2022 cements his position as the sole second runner having made shortlists no less than 81 times. Stevie Wonder is in joint fifth place alongside classical conductor Georg Solti (both have 74 nominations), while movie score greats Henry Mancini and John Williams are tied in sixth with 72. 

As per Variety‘s report, Jay-Z was first put forward for a Grammy Award in 1999, and has appeared in 18 of the 22 editions since then. This year’s ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on 31st January 2022, and features a number of changes, including the introduction of an “inclusion rider” and two new categories, the Latin urban-focused Música Urbana Album, and Global Music Performance. 

Earlier this year, Jay-Z was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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