Rihanna received eight nominations going into the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday Night. Kanye West, who was not in attendance, received five nominations and both artists walked away empty handed. Not even one Grammy win from a combined 13 nods between both of them.
The Bajan pop star received a nominations for Record of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Urban Contemporary album, among others. Both Rihanna and Kanye West also received jointed nominations for their song “Famous” for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song. Ye is among a handful of artists who chooses to boycott the Grammys this year. Some of the other names includes Justin Bieber, Drake, and Frank Ocean, who didn’t even bother to submit his Blonde album for consideration.
Kanye West previously stated that he has never won a Grammy over a white artist and Ocean says that music’s biggest award show is dated. Does this mean that we will see some changes by the Recording Academy next year? Chances are we will see some changes but don’t expect anything significant. Perhaps RiRi knew she was going to be snubbed and brought along her flask with some liquor.