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Jay-Z becomes most nominated artist in Grammy history

Los Angeles, US, Nov 23 (EFE).- Rapper Jay-Z has became the most-nominated artist in Grammy history, after receiving three on Tuesday.

He now has a total of 83 nominations, ahead of Paul McCartney, 81, and Quincy Jones, 80.

Until Tuesday, he had been tied with Jones, but after the announcement of the contenders for the 64th awards, Jay-Z and McCartney took the lead with three and two nominations, respectively.

Jay-Z has not released new music this year and his three nominations come from two collaborations that hope to take out Best Rap Song: “Bath Salts” with DMX and Nas, and “Jail” with Kanye West.

In addition, Jay-Z could win a Grammy for Album of the Year as he appears as one of the composers of “Donda,” West’s album that competes in the biggest category.

Just one year ago, Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s wife, set a new record for most Grammys by a singer, with a total of 28 gold gramophones.

McCartney got two new nominations at age 79: Best Rock Song for “Find My Way” and Best Rock Album for “McCartney III.”

After Jay-Z, McCartney and Jones, the most nominated artists in Grammy history are Beyoncé, Kanye West, Georg Solti, Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and John Williams.

Topping the nominations for the 2022 awards to be handed out on Jan. 31 are Jon Batiste with 11; Justin Bieber, H.E.R and Doja Cat all with eight, and Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish with seven each. EFE


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