With 88 nominations each, married couple Jay Z and Beyonce are now tied for the most Grammy nominations in history, serving as a telling symbol of their dominance of the music and media industries. Beyonce received nine nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards on November 15, most of which were for her “Renaissance” album, while Jay received five for featured performances.
Notably, the classical music legend Georg Solti currently holds the record for the most Grammy wins with 31; if Beyonce wins three of her nine nominations, she will tie the record; if she wins four of her nine nominations, she will take the title.
With 83 nominations, Jay Z previously held the record for the most nominations. The total for Beyonce includes her prior work with Destiny’s Child. Jay has won 24 Grammys; she has won 28, making her the most decorated female artist in the history of the ceremony.
Beyonce nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Beyonce has been nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album awards for the first time this year. Her nominations also include Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul”; 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”).
Jay Z, who is listed as a songwriter on “Renaissance,” is up for both album of the year and song of the year awards with Beyonce. He is also up for song of the year, rap song, and rap performance for his work on DJ Khaled’s “God Did.” The Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles will host the 2023 Grammy Awards on February 5.