Rapper Jay – Z rose to the top of the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations on Tuesday, 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 artists. He made quest 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 Grammy overall, including a best rap album award in 1999 and honors for song ‘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’sGrammy 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, 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 honors in the music industry, will be announced Jan. 31 at a ceremony in Los Angeles that will be broadcast on CBS.