jay z2017Jay-Z has tied with Steve Wonder to become the third most-nominated artist in Grammys history.

The 47-year-old rapper whose real name is Shawn Carter has received a total of eight nods, giving him a total of 74 nominations and 21 wins.

The Encore hitmaker and the Superstition are joined by the late Sir Georg Solti, the award-winning Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor to the title. The trio comes behind iconic producer Quincy Jones with 79 nods and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartneys 74.

At the 2018 ceremony, Jay is up for the biggest accolades including Album of The Year, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance, for his 13th studio LP 4.44, as well as, Record of The Year and Best Rap Song for The Story of OJ.

Following shortly behind are Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars with seven and six nominations respectively. The Loyalty hitmaker and the Thats What I Like singer will go head-to-head with Jay for the biggest prize, Album of the Year, with their respective records Humble and 24K Magic up for the prize, along with Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! and Lordes Melodrama.

Song of The Year sees Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankees Despacito, Jays record, Issues by Julia Michaels, Logic by Alessia Cara and Khalid and Brunos Thats What I Like in the running. James Corden will host this years glitzy ceremony on January 29, the British comedians second time after he took over proceedings this year.

2018 will mark the first time the ceremony has been held in New York, after previously taking place on the other side of the country in Los Angeles, California.

Last modified on November 30 2017

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