Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, independently tied the new record for most Grammy nominations of all time, with a total of 88.
JAY-Z set the previous record last year with 83, and managed to collect five more for the 2023 ceremony with three new nods to his scene-stealing hair on DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID,” and two songwriting credits to Beyonce. Renaissance.
But Beyoncé kept up with nine nominations, including for Best Dance/Electronic Album and Album of the Year for poll. Meanwhile, lead single “Break My Soul” garnered love in the categories of Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year, and also received nominations for Best R&B Performance (“Virgo’s Groove”), and Best R&B Performance. Traditional (“Plastic Off the Sofa”), Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”), and Best Song Written for Visual Media, for “Be Alive” from the movie King Richard.
This year they managed to put distance between the third and fourth place contenders. Paul McCartney has 81 nominations, and Quincy Jones has 80.
Check out the full list of 2023 Grammy Award nominees here. The winners will be announced during a live ceremony that will take place on Sunday, February 5th at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.
Correction: An earlier version of this article left out two JAY-Z nominations, and writing credits Renaissance as such S. Carter. Beyoncé is associated with JAY-Z and is not her only record holder.