JAY-Z just made GRAMMY history, doing this more than any artist ever

83, and counting
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JAY-Z is officially the most GRAMMY-nominated artist ever, with 83 nods through his entire career.

As the 2022 GRAMMY nominations were just announced, JAY reached the momentous fete with three nominations in two different categories. Including, Album of the Year for his work on Kanye West’s Donda, as well as Best Rap Song for his appearances on DMX's "Bath Salts" and West's "Jail."

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JAY, who last released an album in 2017, has won a total of 23 times and until this year was previously tied with legendary producer/composer Quincy Jones at 80 nominations. That said, with no nominations this year for Jones, the second place spot was nabbed by someone else.

Now standing in second place for most GRAMMY nominations is Paul McCartney, previously tied for second place with Beyoncé, with this years’ nominations has passed her as as well as Jones, after earning another two for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album for a total of 81 overall nominations.

Overall, Jon Batiste takes the lead for most 2022 GRAMMY with a total of 11 nods, including for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Sp