JAY-Z is the most Grammy-nominated artist in history

CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 30: Inductee Jay-Z speaks on stage 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 do not lie, check the scoreboard”, and now he is the most Grammy-nominated artist in history! Talk about manifestation. The Brooklyn rapper received three nominations Tuesday, including this year’s album for his work on Kanye Wests Donda and two in the category of best rap songs for his features on DMX’s “Bath Salts” and West’s “Jail”. The nods bring him up to a total of 83 Grammy nominations and surpasses Quincy Jones, who he was originally linked with at 80. If he takes home another award at the 2022 Awards, his daughter, Blue Ivy, has a new cup to sip of!

JAY-Z has a long and complex relationship with the Grammys. In 2009, 2010 and 2012, he took home three awards. In 2018, however, he received eight nominations for the album 4:44 and received no awards with home. That snub came into his song “Apesh * t” with his wife, Beyoncé, while rapping: “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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