The nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards have been announced last week, bringing many surprises our way. The list of nominees features some nods and snubs that we didn’t see coming, and here are five that got everyone talking.
Grammy voters have a habit of snubbing BTS, and they did it once again this year. Despite giving us one of the biggest hits of the summer with “Butter”, they received just one nomination.
Surprise: Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste deserves all the praise that’s coming his way for his latest album We Are, but no one really expected him to top the list of nominations with 11 nods, beating the likes of Doja Cat and Justin Bieber.
Snub: Taylor Swift
Swift only received a nomination for album of the year with Evermore, but her omission from the nominee list is somewhat understandable because she decided not to submit her re-recordings for nominations.
Surprise: The Weeknd
Despite boycotting the Grammys, The Weeknd received three Grammy nominations this time around, for his recent collaborations with Kanye West and Doja Cat.
Snub: Kacey Musgraves
The Grammys have shown Musgraves a lot of love when they inexpediently rewarded her with the album of the year for Golden Hour, and that’s why it’s so surprising to see her only get two nods in country categories this time around.