2022 Grammy Nominations Snobs and Surprises – Billboard

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Absolutely no one is surprised that Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Doja Cat did well in the 64th Annual Grammy Nomination. But there are a lot of surprises and snatches strewn throughout the list of nominations.

Here are just a few:

Snub: BTS is nominated for Best Performance in Duo / Pop Group but is surpassed in the Record of the Year category. Wait, wasn’t that the script at last year’s Grammys for these world stars? It was, but ARMY was hoping the group’s enormous progress this year would push their heroes into a Big Four category. No chance. “Butter” didn’t go any further than “Dynamite” last year, although there were two more spots in the year’s record category. On the bright side, BTS is one of only two ongoing groups or duos (as opposed to collaborations) to be nominated for Best Duo / Pop Group Performance this year. The other? Their Coldplay buddies.

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Surprise: ABBA had never even been nominated for a Grammy as a group, which is quite shocking, but this year provided even greater shock: the group’s comeback single “I Still Have Faith in You” is in the running. for the record of the year.

Snub: Polo G was ignored for a nod to Best New Artist, even though the Grammys declared him eligible for the award. Two other rappers who have been building for a few years, Moneybagg Yo and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, were also skipped for Best New Artist.

Surprise: While Jon Batiste’s career is clearly on the rise, few expected him to be this year’s main Grammy nominee. But with 11 nominations, it is. And it wasn’t even close. His next closest competitors, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and HER, each have eight nods.

Snub: Gabby Barrett is MIA in the Best New Artist category and in all country categories. She fared much better at the fan-voted American Music Awards, where she won the award for Favorite Country Single and Favorite Country Album.

Surprise: Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani singer-songwriter, is nominated for Best New Artist. His nomination will likely send more people rushing to Wikipedia than any other Big Four nominee this year.

Snub: by Drake Boy in love certified, one of the best albums of the year, was dismissed for a nod to the album of the year. His last two studio albums, Views and Scorpio, were nominated in the category. On the bright side, Drake is nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance for “Way 2 Sexy”, along with Future and Young Thug.

Surprise: Mickey guyton Remember his name is nominated for Best Country Album, while Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double album was ignored for a nod in this category. Guyton is the first black artist to be nominated for Best Country Album. Wallen’s reputation was tarnished by his use of racist slurs earlier this year.

Snub: Kacey musgraves Star crossed, his follow-up to the winner of the album of the year Golden hour, was ignored for a nod for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. She was nominated in two country categories for “Camera Roll”, a track from the album. Would the album have had a better chance if the Grammy selection committee had let it compete for the best country album, where it was entered? We’ll never know.

Surprise: Many will be surprised by FINNEAS ‘nomination for Best New Artist. He is, after all, an eight-time Grammy winner; Grammy rules generally prohibit former nominees and winners from competing in this category. Which give? he had not been appointed as an interpreter. According to Grammy rules: “Not eligible: any artist who has previously been nominated for the Grammy as a performer. “

Snub: Not only did Måneskin fail to rank the year’s record nominated for “Beggin ‘(Live)”, the Italian band was also skipped for best rock performance for the live recording of their hit. They didn’t make the best new artist category either.

Surprise: Kanye West landed his debut album of the year nominated as lead artist in 14 years with DONDA. His first three studio albums, Dropout from college, Late check-in and Graduation, were all nominated in the category, but there was a long drought in the top category until this year’s nomination.

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