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The Grammys are becoming increasingly more diverse in nominees across genres. Just look at who's nominated for Album of the Year last 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 are dominated by hip-hop. Jay Z's "4:44," Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love," Kendrick Lamar's "Damn," and Bruno Mar's "24K Magic" are all nominated. The nominees for Album of the Year are more diverse than ever. This is a good step in the right direction. The Grammys couldn't deny the best of 2017 was hip hop!

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But just last year, the Grammys snubbed many hip-hop albums in major categories—just like they do most years. 2018 might just be an anomaly. 

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