Black Album creator Jay-Z has won an unfathomable number of Grammys during his career, and his wife, Beyoncé, has won the highest number of awards ever. However, that didn’t stop the emcee from expressing his dissatisfaction at this year’s ceremony.
This year saw the 66th Annual Grammy Awards take place, and Jay-Z, as usual, received a highly prestigious award. On February 4th, the Brooklyn artist (real name Shawn Carter) was honoured with the Global Impact Award.
However, while on stage, the ‘Dirt Off Your Shoulder’ lyricist addressed the Grammys and their lack of recognition concerning his wife. Although Beyoncé has won several Grammys, she has never received the award for ‘Best Album Of The Year’, and Carter insisted it doesn’t make sense.
While accepting the award, Jay proclaimed, “I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won ‘Album of The Year’, so even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work.”
He continued, “Think about that: the most Grammys, never won ‘Album of The Year’, that doesn’t work.” Beyoncé has broken records concerning the Grammys with a record-breaking 32 earned across her esteemed career.
In 2022, the vocalist released her seventh studio album and went on a sold-out world tour. However, she still didn’t earn the Grammy. This is not the first time the establishment has been called out for its dismissal of certain artists.
Despite their dominance and critical acclaim, Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent have never received Grammy awards for ‘Best Album Of The Year’. As such, Jay-Z told the institution to start getting it right.
Accompanied by his daughter Blue Ivy, Jay-Z explained, “In 1998, I was nominated for Best Rap Album, and DMX had dropped two albums that year; they both were number one. He wasn’t nominated at all. I’m just saying, we want y’all to get it right – at least get it close to right.