Beyonce leads Grammy nominees with 9, ahead of Kendrick Lamar and Adele

November 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM
50th NAACP Image Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 - Beyonce reacts after winning the entertainer of the year award. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo)

Pop icon Beyonce on Tuesday received the most 2023 Grammy nominations with nine in total, putting her into a tie with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, as the most nominated artists of all time.

Beyonce and Jay-Z both have 88 nominations in total for the peer-voted music awards. Jay-Z received five 2023 nominations for contributions to Renaissance and DJ Khaled’s song, “God Did.”

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In 2021, Jay-Z took his total to 83 nominations, surpassing former Beatle Paul McCartney. However, for the 2023 awards, the “Run This Town” artist met his match in wife Beyonce.

Trailing behind Beyonce this Grammy season is Kendrick Lamar with eight nods and Adele and Brandie Carlile with seven each.

Beyonce’s album “Renaissance” is up for album of the year, and her song “Be Alive,” featured in the film “King Richard,” received an R&B nomination.

She scored nominations across multiple categories, most notably her chart-topping song “Break My Soul”, which earned nominations for song and record of the year.

Beyonce already reigns as the female artist with the most Grammy wins, with a total of 28. Jay-Z has taken home 24.

The all-time Grammy record is held by late Hungarian classical conductor Georg Solti, who won 31 trophies over 35 years.

Solti won his first Grammy, for best opera recording, for his 1962 rendition of Verdi’s “Aida.” His last Grammy, another best opera recording honor, was awarded in 1997 for Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg.”

—Reporting by Danielle Broadway and Lisa Richwine;Editing by Bill Berkrot