Thank U, Next: Grammy snubs and other fascinating realities

Taylor Swift

 Taylor Swift Matt Sayles/ Invision/ AP In this Oct. 9, 2018 file image, Taylor Swift accepts the award for trip of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Signboard reported this week that Taylor Swift’s “reputation” was the year’s greatest album, but the Grammys don’t agree. The album remarkably just earned Swift one single election, for finest pop vocal album and was snubbed in the album of the year category.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018|1:22 p.m.

NEW YORK– Fourteen things worth keeping in mind about Friday’s elections for the 2019 Grammy Awards, from snubs to novice candidates:


It’s another year at the Grammys, and another snub for Ed Sheeran.

Though the singer won two pop honors at this year’s program, he was eliminated of the leading 3 classifications. This time, he’s no place to be found.

Sheeran had among the year’s most significant hits with “Perfect”– both the solo variation and duet version with Beyonce. However the song didn’t earn any Grammy nods.

Carrie Underwood remains in a comparable position: She released the very 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 election for the project. Kane Brown, among the most successful brand-new artists of the year and a boss on the country charts, was likewise snubbed.

Young rap artists who greatly controlled on streaming services this year were also overlooked, including the late XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Lil Pump, Lil Child, Gunna and others.

Experienced acts who have actually won Grammys or scored several nominations in the past were likewise dissed, consisting of Lil Wayne, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, Migos and Chris Brown.


Signboard reported this week that Taylor Swift’s “track record” was the year’s biggest album, but the Grammys don’t agree.

The album surprisingly just earned Swift one single nomination– for best pop vocal album– and was snubbed in the album of the year category. Her hit tune, “Fragile,” was shut out of record and tune of the year, and even best pop solo efficiency. At the Grammys previously this year, her tune “Look What You Made Me Do” qualified for awards however didn’t gather any elections.

Could it be Taylor fatigue?

Kanye West, whose year focused more on politics than music, has a similar issue: He only received one nomination, too. He’s up for producer of the year, despite launching an album and producing a variety of projects.

Ariana Grande received elections for finest pop solo performance and best pop vocal album, but lots of felt she ought to have earned nods for album, song or record of the year.

Maroon 5 had one of the year’s most significant hits with “Girls Like You,” including Cardi B, however only earned a nod for finest pop duo/group efficiency.

Luke Combs had the year’s most streamed country album, however he didn’t get any country nods. He’s up for finest brand-new artist though.

And Eminem released two albums but only made one nomination– for finest rap song.


With hip-hop controling the pop charts and streaming services this year, lots of wondered who would earn Grammy nominations in the rap classifications due to the fact that of all the competitors.

J. Cole appeared like a shoo-in.

He made 2 nominations for his cooperations with others, however his excellent and acclaimed “KOD” album was left out of best rap album and album of the year. The album’s songs also didn’t earn nods like best rap song or finest rap performance.


The best pop/duo group performance is appearing like MTV’s “TRL” in the late 90’s and early 2000s.

Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake are nominated in the category, which has seven candidates.

Aguilera is up for “Fall In Line,” her duet with Demi Lovato; Timberlake and Chris Stapleton are nominated for “State Something”; and Backstreets Young boys’ latest single, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” earned them a nomination, their very first considering that the 2002 Grammys.


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 candidate at the 2018 Grammys in best rock efficiency. He’s chosen in the category once again with “When Bad Does Good.”


Has the student become the master? The emotional duo Chloe x Halle, mentored by Beyonce, will take on Queen Bey at the Grammys.

Chloe x Halle’s full-length launching, “The Kids are Alright,” is chosen for best metropolitan contemporary album, where Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Whatever Is Love” is also a nominee.

The sis duo, who co-star in the “black-ish” spinoff series “grown-ish,” also picked up a nomination for finest new artist.


While Bradley Cooper made Golden Globe elections and is a likely Oscar contender, the Grammys are also part of his awards season.

The star scored 2 elections for his duet with Lady Gaga, “Shallow,” consisting of record of the year and finest pop duo/group performance.

Tiffany Haddish, a current Emmy winner, has a factor to use the well-known white gown she’s sported all over one more time: She’s chosen for best spoken word album.

Famous deals with likewise comprise the nominees for best funny album, consisting of Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan and Patton Oswalt.


The Grammys simply offered Pusha T significant bragging rights.

His rival, Drake, might be up for album of the year, but he’s not nominated for best rap album, where Pusha T is chosen.

Janelle Monae also made an album of the year nomination, but she’s not contending in any R&B classifications.

Even the “Black Panther” soundtrack, an album of the year competitor, does not appear in the best collection soundtrack for visual media classification, where candidates consist of “The Greatest Showman” and “Deadpool 2.”


Florida Georgia Line have launched multiple hits considering that they released their debut album in 2012, however they never ever received Grammy love.

Until now.

The nation duo made their first ever nomination this year for best country duo/group efficiency for “Meant to Be,” which features Bebe Rexha and is the longest-running No. 1 song on Signboard’s nation tunes chart.

Shawn Mendes has been a star because he emerged on the music scene, but he’s finally completing for Grammy gold with his third album. He’s chosen for song of the year with “In My Blood” and finest pop singing album for his self-titled release.

Camila Cabello didn’t earn any elections when she was in the group Fifth Harmony, but her solo launching made her two nominations this year.

The country duo Dan + Shay and DJ Mustard, who co-wrote Ella Mai’s hit “Boo ‘d Up,” are likewise novice nominees.


Charlie Puth didn’t earn nods like song of the year or finest pop vocal album, however his work as an engineer has given him a chance at winning a Grammy.

Puth is chosen for best engineered album (non-classical) for “Voicenotes,” his sophomore album. He’s noted as an engineer on the job and shares the nomination with Manny Marroquin and Dave Kutch.

Puth was formerly nominated for three Grammys at the 2016 program for his hit, “See You Once again.”


Almost a year after Neil Portnow told ladies to “step up”– which he later remedied– female performers are controling in the major classifications at the Grammys.

Five of the 8 album of the year candidates are women, including Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile and Cardi B.

Six of the 8 best brand-new artist nominees are females, consisting of H.E.R., Jorja Smith, Margo Cost, Chloe x Halle, Bebe Rexha and Dua Lipa.

Ladies are also highly represented in song and record of the year, too, where nominees consist of Lady Gaga, SZA, Cardi B, Maren Morris, Ella Mai and Carlile.


For many years ladies have actually struggled on the country music charts and nation radio, however at the Grammys, they shine brightly.

The country categories, like normal, includes more ladies candidates than guys. 3 of the five best nation album candidates are ladies, consisting of Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini and Ashley McBryde.

3 of the 5 best country solo performance nominees are likewise women, consisting of Musgraves, Loretta Lynn and Maren Morris.


Folk vocalist Mary Gauthier launched an album this year exclusively including tunes co-written with veterans and their member of the family from sessions with the not-for-profit company, SongwritingWith: Soldiers.

Now the album, “Rifles & & Rosary Beads,” is chosen for finest folk album at the Grammys.

The critically acclaimed 11-song task made a nomination previously this year for album of the year at the Americana Music Honors & & Awards, however lost to Jason Isbell and the 400 System’s “The Nashville Noise.”


Tori Kelly, who rupture on the music scene as a pop singer, launched a gospel album this year and got 2 nods in the gospel category.

Sting, who launched a collaborative album with Shaggy this year, made a finest reggae album election for the task.

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