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Jay-Z becomes most-nominated artist in Grammy history

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Jay-Z is now the most nominated artist in Grammy history.

Hova received three nominations Tuesday for the 2022 Grammy Awards, moving his career total to 83 and breaking his tie with Quincy Jones who has 80 nods. Jay-Z currently has won 23 Grammys.

Jay was nominated twice Tuesday: for Best Rap Song, “Bath Salts” with the late DMX and Nas, and “Jail,” with Kanye West.

Ye’s Donda is up for Album of the Year, and the Roc Nation founder is also nominated for being featured on the project.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert musical director Jon Batiste leads all artists, with 11 nominations. H.E.R., who was one of the artists announcing the nominations, received eight nods, as well as Justin Bieber and Doja Cat. H.E.R.’s nominations include Album of the Year for Back of My Mind, and Song of the Year, for “Fight for You.”

Saweetie and Baby Keem are among the stars nominated for Best New Artist.

J. Cole was nominated for Grammys in all four rap categories: Best Rap Album for The Off Season, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “My Life” featuring 21 Savage and Morray, and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Pride is the Devil” with Lil Baby.

Barack Obama hopes to win his third Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category, where he’s nominated for A Promised Land.

The Grammy Awards will air January 21 on CBS. Here are the nominees in the rap and R&B categories:

Best Rap Album
J. Cole – The Off-Season
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Nas – King’s Disease 2
Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
Kanye West – Donda

Best Rap Performance
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Cardi B – “Up”
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​”My Life”
Drake, Future, Young Thug – “Way Too Sexy”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot S**t”

Best Melodic Rap Performance
J. Cole, Lil Baby – “Pride Is the Devil”
Doja Cat – “Need to Know”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Tyler, the Creator, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – “WusYaName”
Kanye West, the Weekend, Lil Baby – “Hurricane”

Best Rap Song
DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – “Bath Salts”
Saweetie, Doja Cat – “best Friend”
Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Kanye West, Jay-Z – “Jail”
J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​”My Life”

Best R&B Performance
“Lost You” – Snoh Aalegra
“Peaches” – Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
“Damage” – H.E.R.
‘”Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“I Need You” – Jon Batiste
“Bring it on Home to Me” – BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton & Kenyon Dixon Featuring Charlie Bereal
“Born Again” – Leon Bridges Featuring Robert Glasper
“Fight for You” – H.E.R.
“How Much Can A Heart Take” – Lucky Daye Featuring Yebba

Best R&B Song
“Damage”- H.E.R.
“Good Days” – SZA
“Heartbreak Anniversary” – Giveon
“Leave The Door Open” – Silk Sonic
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Album
Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies – Snoh Aalegra
We Are – Jon Batiste
Gold-Diggers Sound – Leon Bridges
Back of My Mind – H.E.R.
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan

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