Grammy snubs and other in­ter­est­ing facts

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It’s an­other year At the Gram­mys, And An­other snub for Ed Sheeran. Though the singer won two pop hon­ors At this year’s show, he was Cut out of the top three Cat­e­gories. This time, he’s nowhere to Be found. Sheeran had one of the year’s Big­gest hits with “Per­fect” — Both the solo ver­sion And duet ver­sion with Bey­once. But the song didn’t earn Any Grammy nods.

Car­rie Un­der­wood is in A sim­i­lar po­si­tion: She launched the first Al­bum where she Co-wrote And Co-pro­duced each song this year, But the seven-time Grammy win­ner didn’t pick up A sin­gle nom­i­na­tion for the pro­ject. Kane Brown, one of the most suc­cess­ful new Artists of the year And A dom­i­na­tor on the Coun­try Charts, was Also snubbed.

Young rap­pers who heav­ily dom­i­nated on stream­ing ser­vices this year were Also left out, in­clud­ing the late Xxxtenta­cion, Juice WRLD, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Lil Pump, Lil BABY, Gunna And oth­ers.

Sea­soned Acts who have won Gram­mys or scored mul­ti­ple nom­i­na­tions in the past were Also dissed, in­clud­ing Lil Wayne, SAM Smith, Nicki Mi­naj, Mi­gos And Chris Brown.

NOM­I­NATED BUT STILL SNUBBED

Bill­board re­ported this week that Taylor Swift’s “rep­u­ta­tion” was the year’s Big­gest Al­bum, But the Gram­mys don’t Agree.

The Al­bum sur­pris­ingly only earned Swift A sin­gle nom­i­na­tion — for Best pop vo­cal Al­bum — And was snubbed in the Al­bum of the year Cat­e­gory. Her hit song, “Del­i­cate,” was shut out of record And song of the year, And even Best pop solo per­for­mance. At the Gram­mys ear­lier this year, her song “Look What You Made Me Do” qual­i­fied for Awards But didn’t gar­ner Any nom­i­na­tions.

Could it Be Taylor fa­tigue?

Kanye West, whose year fo­cused more on pol­i­tics than mu­sic, has A sim­i­lar prob­lem: He only re­ceived one nom­i­na­tion, too. He’s up for pro­ducer of the year, de­spite re­leas­ing An Al­bum And pro­duc­ing A num­ber of projects.

Ari­ana Grande re­ceived nom­i­na­tions for Best pop solo per­for­mance And Best pop vo­cal Al­bum, But many felt she should have earned nods for Al­bum, song or record of the year.

Ma­roon 5 had one of the year’s Big­gest hits with “Girls Like You,” fea­tur­ing Cardi B, But only earned A nod for Best pop duo/group per­for­mance.

TO­TAL RE­QUEST LIVE

The Best pop/duo group per­for­mance is look­ing like MTV’S “TRL” in the late 90s And early 2000s.

Christina Aguil­era, Back­street Boys And Justin Tim­ber­lake Are nom­i­nated in the Cat­e­gory, which has seven nom­i­nees. Aguil­era is up for “Fall In Line,” her duet with Demi Lo­vato; Tim­ber­lake And Chris Sta­ple­ton Are nom­i­nated for “SAY Some­thing”; And Back­streets Boys’ lat­est sin­gle, “Don’t Go Break­ing My Heart,” earned them A nom­i­na­tion, their first since the 2002 Gram­mys.

LONG LIVE THE DEAD

MAC Miller died in Septem­ber, A month Af­ter re­leas­ing the Al­bum “Swim­ming.” Now, it’s Com­pet­ing for Best rap Al­bum, where he will Com­pete with Cardi B, Travis Scott, Pusha T And Nipsey Hus­sle.

Chris Cor­nell died last year And was A post­hu­mous nom­i­nee At the 2018 Gram­mys in Best rock per­for­mance. He’s nom­i­nated in the Cat­e­gory Again with “When BAD Does Good.”

BEY­ONCE VS. HER MENTEES

HAS the stu­dent Be­come the mas­ter? The soul­ful duo Chloe x Halle, men­tored By Bey­once, will Com­pete with Queen Bey At the Gram­mys.

Chloe x Halle’s full-length de­but, “The Kids Are Al­right,” is nom­i­nated for Best ur­ban Con­tem­po­rary Al­bum, where Bey­once And JAY-Z’S “Ev­ery­thing Is Love” is Also A nom­i­nee.

The sis­ter duo, who Co-star in the “Black­ish” spinoff se­ries “grown-ish,” Also picked up A nom­i­na­tion for Best new Artist.

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