Jay-Z Leads Grammy Nominations With Eight Nods


Jay-Z has led the Grammy nominations with eight nods, followed closely by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar with seven, in a striking embrace of hip-hop for the music industry’s top prizes.

January 26, 2014 shows, Winner For Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Jay Z (and Beyoncé) as he accepts the trophy on stage during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.Photo credit: AFP / Frederic J. Brown

Jay-Z, who had never before been nominated in a major category as a solo artist, is up for Album of the Year for his 4:44 as well as for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

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