Those are the highest four artists that did not get love (or no longer sufficient love) right through the Grammy nominations.
Jane Mo, USA TODAY
The 2019 Grammy nominations have landed, and with their arrival comes unhealthy information for a couple of artists regarded as front-runners this yr.
Bearing in mind the drama that might’ve probably spread out at the 2019 Grammys level on Feb. 10, it is a disgrace. Beyonce would possibly not get the danger to avenge her album of the yr loss to Adele in 2017 with a win as The Carters. Taylor Swift and Kanye West would possibly not be writing a brand new bankruptcy of their competition with a face-off in the principle classes. Ariana Grande has simplest two probabilities to win her first Grammy.
And past the fame storylines, plenty of the yr’s highest albums merely did not get the popularity they deserve.
Learn on for the 2019 Grammys’ largest snubs, from the unlucky oversights that fanatics may just’ve most probably predicted, to the surprising omissions that even professionals could not have predicted.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z
The Recording Academy has showered Beyonce and Jay-Z with nominations over time for his or her solo efforts, however didn’t seem to care a lot for “The entirety Is Love,” the collaborative album the married couple launched in combination as The Carters previous this yr. Lovers in the hunt for retribution for Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album of the yr loss – or for Jay leaving the 2018 Grammys empty-handed regardless of his 8 nominations – received’t in finding a lot solace on this yr’s race, with “The entirety is Love” getting close out of the principle classes.
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Past Beyonce, one of the most Grammys’ largest snubs this yr is the loss of popularity for Taylor Swift, the two-time album of the yr winner who has traditionally had robust showings on the awards. That’s no longer the case this yr, together with her underrated 2017 unlock “Recognition” incomes only one Grammy nomination, for highest pop vocal album. Most likely the writing was once at the wall for Swift when “Glance What You Made Me Do,” her “Recognition” unmarried that was once eligible for the former yr’s Grammys, didn’t earn any nominations both. Nonetheless, the absence of “Recognition” and singles like “Subtle” from the principle classes isn’t what any Grammys watchers would’ve anticipated.
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For all of his affect, Kanye West hasn’t ever received a Grammy in one of the most primary classes, with all his wins restricted to the rap and R&B classes. That isn’t going to switch this yr, with West incomes only one Grammy nomination – the 69th of his occupation – in the most efficient non-classical manufacturer class, for his paintings on his G.O.O.D Song label’s slate of releases from Pusha T, Nas and Teyana Taylor, in addition to his personal album “Ye” and his “Children See Ghosts” document with Child Cudi. The Recording Academy didn’t really feel strongly sufficient about “Ye” to appoint the album for any awards, although Pusha T’s “Daytona,” the most efficient of the G.O.O.D Song releases, deservedly were given nominated for highest rap album.
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Grande spent 2018 freeing one of the vital highest tune of her occupation, however the Recording Academy wasn’t candy sufficient on “Sweetener” to incorporate it in any primary classes. Her new album simplest earned two nominations this yr, in the most efficient pop vocal album class, and “God Is A Girl” was once nominated for Absolute best Pop Solo Efficiency. Most likely reasonably unfairly, her simplest different point out within the nominations is for Pharrell Williams, who produced a lot of “Sweetener,” and his nod for highest non-classical manufacturer. Grande hasn’t ever received a Grammy, and the 2019 awards is probably not her position to begin.
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Along Musgraves, Stapleton had the most efficient shot at getting a nomination in the principle classes. And whilst his “From A Room: Quantity 2” unlock earned him two nominations within the nation fields, he did not ruin via to the album of the yr class.
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A 3rd Grammy nomination for Chris Stapleton if truth be told comes from “Say One thing,” his debut with Justin Timberlake, nominated for highest pop duo/crew efficiency. Sadly, that’s the one nomination for Timberlake and his “Guy of the Woods” album this yr.
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