Jay-Z Breaks Quincy Jones’ Record as Most Grammy-Nominated Artist of All Time

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JAY-Z is now the artist with the most Grammy nominations of all time.

The rapper, 51, received three more nominations from the Recording Academy on Tuesday, bringing his total count to 83. JAY-Z was nominated in the album of the year category for his work on Kanye West‘s Donda, and received two nominations for best rap song for his features on DMX’s “Bath Salts” and West’s “Jail.”

With his record number of nominations, JAY-Z has now beat out Quincy Jones, the previous record holder with 80 nods, PEOPLE reported. He ranks just above Paul McCartney, who has 81 nominations following Tuesday’s announcements.

JAY-Z last released an album in 2017 titled 4:44; while he was nominated for multiple awards that year, he did not win any, according to Variety. He’s won 23 Grammy Awards so far, with his most recent win for Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s collaboration “Savage,” which was awarded best rap song at the 2021 ceremony. JAY-Z was credited on the track as a songwriter.

JAY-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, are certainly a music power couple — she is the most-nominated female artist in the history of the Grammys with 62 nominations. Beyoncé, 40, was not included in Tuesday’s list of nominees.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Greta Bjornson

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