It is unclear whether the deciding body of the Grammys, the Recording Academy, took the negative feedback from viewers and fans into account but this year's nominees could be a reflection of that.
Come January 28, when the 60th Grammys take place in NY, it should hopefully be a showdown between Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar. The last artist with even tentative links to R&B to win album of the year was Whitney Houston, in 1994.
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The nominees include Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Lorde.
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Meanwhile, rock continued to be pushed to the margins.
Major pop artists snubbed in the big categories were singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, whose album "Reputation" was released too late for Grammy consideration but whose single "Look What You Made Me Do" was eligible. Record Of The YearRedbone, Childish Gambino Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber The Story Of O.J.
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Every year, the Grammy Award nominations can be described using the same basic terms: predictable, embarrassing, oblivious, etc.
In total, Jay-Z has eight nominations, Lamar has seven, Mars comes in with six, and Childish Gambino - who is actor Donald Glover of the hit television show "Atlanta" - Khalid, SZA, as well as Jay-Z's producer No I.D each have five nominations this year.
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Miranda Lambert scored a pair of nominations, with "Tin Man" in the running for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, though her album The Weight of These Wings was shut out. The 60th annual ceremony returns to New York City this year, recognizing the best in music released between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.