Couple goals: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are tied for the most Grammy nominations of all time with 15 each. Jay-Z has topped the list all four years of his decade-long run, followed by Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake with 11 each. Of the 11 total, 6 were for hip-hop albums, 3 for pop albums, and the rest for dance, country, or R&B albums.
The Grammys are the most prestigious music awards show in the world, with the winners being presented during the annual ceremony in February. Beyoncé tied with Lady Gaga, Prince and Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, with 15 nominations. They also tied for the most Grammy nominations in a single year on record with nine, topping Lady Gaga and The Beatles. Gaga had eight nominations in 2011, but had a total of seven in 2004. Jay-Z and Beyoncé tied for the most ever nominations in a single year (six) in 2011. Only one nominee has been nominated five times, and no nominees have been nominated more than 10 times.
Beyoncé’s performance of “Lemonade” was the most nominated performance with five nominations, followed by Prince’s “When Doves Cry” with three. Prince had nine nominations in 2004, and he did again in 2009. Prince had been nominated in 2004 and in 2009 for the same song.
Beyoncé was also the first artist to have three nominations in the past seven years, but she didn’t get the first.
The Grammys recognize artists across all genres of music. It was announced a few days ago that Lady Gaga would be the first woman to win the Grammy for all of music in the same year.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday to watch the entire performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z with a recap of the entire ceremony, as well as your thoughts following the performance.