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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. We might be seeing a shift with major nominees at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. But hip-hop heads have been toyed with before. Lauryn Hill won Album of the Year in 1999 and Outkast followed in 2004, but major category wins have been few and far between despite hip-hop's mainstream popularity the last few decades. What do you think? 🎤🏆

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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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