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Do the Grammys ignore hip-hop artists for major awards?

Many hip-hop artists have protested the Grammys over the years. While hip-hop music has its own categories, few rappers have won in the four major categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist. But hip-hop has made major breakthroughs. Lauryn Hill won Album of the Year in 1999 and Outkast followed in 2004. As hip-hop has grown in mainstream popularity in the last few decades, so has its recognitionWhat do you think? Read more and vote below. 

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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. 

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But the Grammys are becoming increasingly more diverse in nominees across genres. Just look at who's nominated for Album of the Year. 

  1. "Lemonade" by Beyoncé
  2. "Views" by Drake
  3. "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" by Sturgill Simpson
  4. "Purpose" by Justin Bieber
  5. "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.

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