Who Has The Most GRAMMY Nominations This Year? The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show Nominees By The Numbers
The 2022 GRAMMY nominations have officially arrived!
This year's show has a relatively large number of nominees, as two new categories were added (Best Global Music Performance in the Global Music Field and Best Música Urbana Album in the Latin Music Field), bringing the total number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86.
And with the Big Four categories each expanding to 10 nominees (from last year's eight), the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show — which airs on CBS on Monday, Jan. 31 — is sure to be an especially exciting night.
Now that you've had a chance to see if your favorite artists were nominated, take a deeper look at some of the year's biggest milestones.
This Year's Most-Nominated Artists Come Out Strong
Jon Batiste is the most-nominated artist this GRAMMY season, earning a whopping 11 nominations. Even more impressive, his nods span seven Fields: General Field, R&B, Jazz, American Roots Music, Music For Visual Media, Classical, and Music Video/Film.
Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. are tied for second-most nominated, with eight each. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo — who are addressed more below — tie for third-most nominated, each earning seven nominations.
Notably, all of this year's leading nominees are nominated in two or more General Field Categories (Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best New Artist) with all receiving nominations in the Album Of The Year Category. Doja Cat actually scored two AOTY noms this year: one for her own LP, Planet Her, and one for her contribution to Lil Nas X's Montero ("Scoop," which she co-wrote with the rapper).
Beliebers have more to celebrate, too: Not only is this the first time Bieber has notched a Best R&B Performance nod, but it's also the superstar's first time securing nominations in three of the four General Field categories in a single year.
Billie Eilish & Olivia Rodrigo Could Be in the Same Company
Rodrigo caps a mind-blowing breakout year with nominations in all four General Field Categories, becoming the 13th artist to be nominated in all four in a single year.
If Rodrigo wins all four, she will be the third person and second woman to do so. She'd tie with Billie Eilish as the youngest to do so, as Eilish had just celebrated her 18th birthday a month prior to the 2020 GRAMMYs, where she swept the Big Four categories. (Rodrigo, now 18, will turn 19 three weeks after the 2022 ceremony.)
Eilish strikes again in the General Field categories, earning Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year nominations for the third consecutive year. She's also 2-for-2 on Album Of The Year nominations, as her second LP, Happier Than Ever, scored an AOTY nod.
The album's title track is up for Record Of The Year, and if Eilish wins, it will be her third ROTY award in a row. The singer won Record Of The Year at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for "Bad Guy" and at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards for "Everything I Wanted."
JAY-Z Reaches a GRAMMY Milestone
JAY-Z adds three more nominations this year, bringing his career total to 83. With that, the rapper and mogul is now the sole individual with the most GRAMMY nominations of all time.
This officially makes JAY-Z and wife Beyoncé the most-nominated couple in GRAMMY history, as Bey is the most nominated female artist with 79. (Beyonce grabbed four more trophies last year, making her the female artist with the most wins at 28. JAY-Z is currently at 23 GRAMMY wins.)
Paul McCartney follows JAY-Z as the second-most-nominated artist of all time, adding two more this year to bring his career total to 81.
Tony Bennett's Final Run Is Rewarded
Tony Bennett first received GRAMMY nominations in 1962 at the 5th (yes, 5th!) GRAMMY Awards, where his classic "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" won for Record of the Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male.
Nearly 60 years later, the 95-year-old icon is celebrating five more nominations thanks to his latest collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Love For Sale, which has been announced as his final album as he is battling Alzheimer's disease.
The pair are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, along with Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video for "I Get a Kick Out of You."
If he wins any of those five awards, Bennett will be the second-oldest GRAMMY winner ever, following blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, who at age 97 won the GRAMMY for Best Traditional Blues Album for Joined at the Hip at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards in 2011.
Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com and our social channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for more 2022 GRAMMYs content, and tune in to the 64th GRAMMY Awards on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, on CBS to find out who the winners will be!