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.