6 Biggest Snubs for 2017 Grammy Nominations
The 59th annual Grammy Awards have officially released their nominations and as usual they were met with adulation and contempt. Grammy nominations are always both equally satisfying as they are controversial. According to critics, some artists receive more credit than anticipated while every year there are snubs that are just too major to ignore. Here’s a list of some notable snubs that garnered the question “what gives?”
SNUB: Best New Artist – Alessia Cara
The 20-year-old Canadian pop/r&b singer was left off the Best New Artist category. Her breakout single “Here” (which you can download free on the Trebel Free Music Downloader app) not only lived on the Billboard charts but was followed up with an even bigger smash via “Wild Things,” which has over 31 Million views on Youtube. Check out the video below:
SNUB: David Bowie Blackstar
It’s David freaking Bowie! The recording academy seemingly left him out of all major categories, only garnering nominations for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song categories.
SNUB: Album of the Year – Rihanna Anti
Our favorite bad girl was hardly ignored this year, garnering 8 Grammy nods. Her eighth LP Anti was a career defining moment for her. However, the most interesting thing about her Grammy nominations is almost every song on the album is nominated but the album in it’s entirety wasn’t considered for Album of the Year. What gives?
SNUB: Record of the Year – “One Dance” by Drake
Drake has plenty to celebrate this year, including his 8 Grammy nominations. And though 8 nods is hardly a snub, it’s hard to ignore that one of the biggest songs of the summer and a career defining record from Drake’s catalog wasn’t considered for Record of the Year honors.
SNUB: Song of the Year – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
While the track was released as an extension of the “Trolls” movie, it’s dominance on airwaves made it difficult to ignore. This Max Martin-produced hit was a catchy ear worm that stayed on the Billboard charts for 30 weeks, but unfortunately received very little recognition from the academy.
SNUB: Best New Artist – Zayn
Zayn fans may have been heartbroken to see that he wasn’t apart of the Best New Artist category but there’s actually reason behind this, technically he’s not considered a new artist since he’s been with a group (maybe you’ve heard of them – they’re called One Direction). So Zayn wasn’t eligible for Best New Artist, but still a snub nonetheless.
The Grammys this year should be the most competitive it’s been in years. Regardless of who wins, we can celebrate all the amazing music 2016 has brought us.
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