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.
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.