Do the Grammys ignore hip-hop artists for major awards? | The Tylt
Do the Grammys ignore hip-hop artists for major awards?
Drake's "Views," which fuses many genres, was nominated for Album of the Year. But many are still pissed Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book" and Kanye's "The Life of Pablo" were snubbed in major categories. Only two hip-hop albums have won Album of the Year in the history of the Grammys.
But the Grammys are becoming increasingly more diverse in nominees across genres. Just look at who's nominated for Album of the Year.
"Lemonade" by Beyoncé
"Views" by Drake
"A Sailor's Guide to Earth" by Sturgill Simpson
"Purpose" by Justin Bieber
"25" by Adele
The Grammys can only nominate five albums a year for the big prize. And this year, nominees have mixed hip-hop, rap, trap, alternative R&B, alternative country, dancehall, pop-soul, adult contemporary, urban contemporary, EDM and rock. We got all of that in five albums!
Many of these artists are also nominated in genre categories. Hip-hop, R&B and urban contemporary artists are leading in nominations. That includes Beyoncé, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna and Kanye West.