Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more artists were not nominated for 2017 Grammys, even though they released epic albums this year. WTF? Were they snubbed? Here’s everything you need to know about this Grammys situation.
Take a deep breath. It’s all going to be OK. Huge artists like Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and DNCE’s albums weren’t nominated for 2017 Grammys because their albums were released after the 2017 Grammys eligibility date. To have been eligible for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the albums needed to have been released between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016. Whew! If they had gotten snubbed, it would have been a TRAGEDY.
Lady Gaga’s Joanne was released on Oct. 21, 2016; Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic and DNCE’s self-titled album were released on Nov. 18, 2016; and The Weeknd’s Starboy dropped on Nov. 25, 2016. Their albums are eligible for 2018 Grammys! They’ll definitely be leading the pack next year!
The first batch of 2017 Grammy nominations were unveiled by Meghan Trainor, who won Best New Artist last year, on CBS This Morning. It’s been one incredible year for music, and the 2017 Grammys are going to be a battle of the best. Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Sturgill Simpson were all nominated for Album of the Year. Beyonce leads with 9 total nominations for Lemonade, with Rihanna, Kanye West, and Drake following close behind with 8 nods. Unfortunately, artists like Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas were snubbed. Their albums were released before the eligibilty cutoff date, but they still didn’t score any nods!
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air February 12, 2017 on CBS. Late Late Show host James Corden will be hosting the show this year, taking the reigns from longtime host LL Cool J.
HollywoodLifers, who are you most excited to see at the 2017 Grammys? Did you favorite artist get snubbed? Let us know!