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JAY-Z Is the Most Grammy-Nominated Artist in History

JAY-Z Continues to Win For Hip-Hop as the Most Grammy-Nominated Artist in History!

CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 30: Inductee Jay-Z speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )
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JAY-Z once rapped "numbers don't lie, check the scoreboard," and now he's the most Grammy-nominated artist in history! Talk about manifestation. The Brooklyn rapper received three nominations on Tuesday, including album of the year for his work on Kanye West's Donda and two in the best rap song category for his features on DMX's "Bath Salts" and West's "Jail." The nods bring him up to a total of 83 Grammy nominations, surpassing Quincy Jones who he was originally tied with at 80. If he takes home another award at the 2022 awards, his daughter, Blue Ivy, has a new cup to sip from!

JAY-Z has a long and complex relationship with the Grammys. In 2009, 2010, and 2012, he took home three awards. However, in 2018, he received eight nominations for the album 4:44 and didn't take home any awards. That snub made its way into his song "Apesh*t" with his wife, Beyoncé, as he rapped, "Tell the Grammys f*ck that 0 for 8 sh*t / Have you ever seen the crowd goin' apesh*t?" Win or lose at the 2022 ceremony, JAY-Z is cemented in history.

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