A telling symbol of their dominance in the music and media worlds, married couple Jay-Z and Beyonce are now tied for the most Grammy nominations in history, with 88 each.
On Tuesday, Beyonce received nine nominations, mostly related to her album “Renaissance” and Jay received five for performances at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
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If Beyoncé wins three of her nine nominations, she would tie the record for most all-time Grammy wins, held by classical great Georg Solti with 31; if she wins four of her nine nominations, she holds the record for most Grammy wins of all time.
Jay-Z previously had the most nominated title, with 83 nominations. Beyoncé’s count includes her pre-solo work as a member of Destiny’s Child. She has won 28 Grammys, making her the most awarded female artist in the history of the awards; Jay has won 24.
This year Beyonce was nominated for the first time in the categories Best Dance/Electronic Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album.
Her nominations also include Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul”; Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for “Renaissance”; Best R&B Performance for “Virgo’s Groove”; Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic off the Sofa”; Best R&B Song for “Cuff It”; and Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Be Alive” (from “King Richard”).
Credited as a songwriter on “Renaissance,” Jay-Z has been nominated for Album of the Year and Song of the Year along with Beyoncé. His work on DJ Khaled’s ‘God Did’ has also been nominated for ‘song of the year’, ‘rap song’ and ‘rap performance’.
The 2023 Grammy Awards will be held on February 5 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles
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