JAY-Z Becomes Most Grammy-Nominated Artist In History

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The nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday (Nov. 24) and JAY-Z picks up three nominations. Now with a total of 83, Hov is currently the most-nominated artist in Grammy history, surpassing Quincy Jones (80).

This year, the rap artist and business mogul is nominated in the Album Of The Year category for his appearance on Kanye West’s Donda. His feature there earned him one of the two nods in Best Rap Song category including Kanye’s “Jail”. He also is also nominated with his guest appearance with Nas on DMX’s “Bath Salt”.

As of now, JAY-Z has won a total of 23 Grammy Awards in his career. Last year, his wife Beyonce made history becoming the most-decorated woman and awarded singer in Grammy history with 28 Grammy wins.

For this year’s Best Rap Album category, the nominees include J. Cole’s The Off-Season, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, Nas’ King’s Disease II, Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost, and Kanye West’s Donda.

Jon Batiste leads the show with 11 nominations, while Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. all come in second at eight nods each. The full list of nominees can be viewed here.

The 64th annual Grammy Awards takes place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on January 31 and will be aired live on CBS.

The Off-Season – J. Cole
Certified Lover Boy – Drake
King’s Disease II – Nas
Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator
Donda – Kanye West

“Bath Salts” – Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Michael Forno, Nasir Jones & Earl Simmons, songwriters (DMX feat. JAY-Z and Nas)
“Best Friend” – Amala Zandelie Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Randall Avery Hammers, Diamonté Harper, Asia Smith, Theron Thomas & Rocco Valdes, songwriters (Saweetie feat. Doja Cat)
“Family Ties” – Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Hykeem Carter, Tobias Dekker, Colin Franken, Jasper Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Ronald Latour & Dominik Patrzek, songwriters (Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar)
“Jail” – Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Brian Hugh Warner, Kanye West & Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West feat. JAY-Z)
“My . Life” – Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph & Jermaine Cole, songwriters (J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray)

“Family Ties” – Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Up” – Cardi B
“my . life” – J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray
“Way 2 Sexy” – Drake feat. Future and Young Thug
“Thot S**t” – Megan Thee Stallion

“pride . is . the . devil” – J. Cole feat. Lil Baby
“Need to Know” – Doja Cat
“Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
“WUSYANAME” – Tyler, the Creator feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign
“Hurricane” – Kanye West feat. The Weeknd and Lil Baby

“Lost You” – Snoh Aalegra
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Damage” – H.E.R.
“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

“I Need You” – Jon Batiste
“Bring It on Home to Me” – BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal
“Born Again” – Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper
“Fight for You” – H.E.R.
“How Much Can a Heart Take” – Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba

“Damage” – H.E.R.
“Good Days” – SZA
“Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
“Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

New Light – Eric Bellinger
Something to Say – Cory Henry
Mood Valiant – Hiatus Kaiyote
Table for Two – Lucky Daye
Dinner Party: Dessert – Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington
Studying Abroad: Extended Stay – Masego

Photo: Kevin Wong

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