Singer and rapper Jay-Z became the most Grammy-nominated artist in history on Tuesday as The Recording Academy announced the list of top contenders. The 51-year-old received multiple nods for the upcoming music awards, bumping up the number to 82.

Jay-Z was previously tied with producer and composer Quincy Jones, who is known for songs like ‘Summer In The City’. The two had 80 Grammy nominations.

He has been nominated for his special appearances in music videos featuring Kanye West and late DMX. He has so far secured 23 wins, according to reports from Variety.

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Jay-Z, who is known for albums like ‘Money Ain’t a Thang’, is just one Grammy nomination ahead of Paul McCartney, who bagged two nominations for the 2022 awards, bumping up his total to 81.

This year’s Grammy did come with a lot of surprises, the biggest one being Jon Batiste, a multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner, who bagged 11 nominations on Tuesday.

Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. each came away with the second-most nominations with eight by the time the Recording Academy was done announcing its nominees for its January 31 show. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo both had seven nods, according to reports from Associated Press.

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Even though The Weeknd said he would boycott future Grammys, he still became a nominee for his work on album of the year projects, including Doja Cat’s deluxe edition ‘Planet Her’ and Kanye West’s ‘Donda’. His third nomination was for his appearance on West’s single ‘Hurricane’, which also features Lil Baby.

For the first time, the academy expanded the number of nominees in the general field categories from eight to 10, according to reports from Associated Press. The change impacts categories such as record, album, song of the year and best new artist.

(With AP inputs)