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Jay-Z leads list of most-nominated artistes in Grammys history

He's just ahead of former Beatle, Paul McCartney. 

Jay-Z leads list of most-nominated artistes in Grammys history

FILE PHOTO: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, a founding partner of Reform Alliance, a newly formed organization to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, speaks during the Reform Alliance launch event in New York City, New York., U.S., January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Rapper Jay-Z rose to the top of the list of artistes with the most Grammy nominations on Tuesday (Nov 23), hitting a lifetime total of 83 that put him just ahead of former Beatle Paul McCartney.

The three latest nominations for Jay-Z came for collaborations with other artistes. He made guest appearances on DMX song Bath Salts and Kanye West's Jail, which also earned Jay-Z a nod for West's album Donda.

Jay-Z has won 23 Grammys overall, including a best rap album award in 1999 and honours for songs Crazy In Love with his wife, Beyonce, in 2004 and Empire State Of Mind with Alicia Keys in 2011.

Earlier this year, Beyonce set the record for most Grammy wins by a woman with 28 over her career.

McCartney's Grammy nomination total climbed to 81 on Tuesday with two nods for best rock album McCartney III and best rock song for Find My Way.

Producer Quincy Jones, who had been tied with Jay-Z for most nominations before Tuesday, has received 80 Grammy nominations over his lifetime.

Winners of the Grammys, the highest honours in the music industry, will be announced on Jan 31 at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Source: Reuters/sr