Published: Wed, December 14, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

Beyonce's 9 got the heads up for her album Lemonade and Adele scored on "25". Beyonce is also competing for best music film with "Lemonade" and music video with "Formation". It didn't, perhaps signaling a movement away from the Recording Academy's history of recognizing work for its prestige status. Check and see if your favorite artist got any nominations this year.

The list comes with surprises. Though the late artist garnered four nominations, including Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album, some were let down when he wasn't nominated for Album of the Year.

Also in the running for Best New Artist were electronic sensations The Chainsmokers and the country singers Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris.

West put out his last album, The Life of Pablo, only on Tidal and then other streaming services as the on-demand online format rapidly grows. His very public criticism of the awards show may be a factor.

He won best new aritst in 2012, a win that typically sets up musicians for future, big-category nominations.

"This is actually the first time that's it's happened all in the same year".

Late British singer David Bowie, who died in January two days after the release of his final album 'Blackstar, 'received four nominations including best alternative album.

Adele and Beyonce were each nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys. Here are the six biggest snubs and surprises of the 2017 Grammy nominations.

Sia is nominated for the coveted Best Pop Vocal Album for "This is Acting".

"The list of artists vying for the prestigious music awards were announced Tuesday". We will never forgive the Academy for giving AOTY to Beck over Beyonce's self-titled album in 2015. He also swept up nominations for rap/sung performance for "Hotline Bling", and for his collaboration with Rihanna on "Work", which is nominated for record of the year and pop duo/group performance.

Rihanna and Beyonce have been pitted against each other as rivals for several years, but the 28-year-old previously insisted she tries not to focus on the negativity. The superstar musician has 20 Grammy Awards and if she wins in eight of the nine categories in which she is nominated, she'll become the most-awarded female artist in Grammy history, a title that now belongs to 27-time Grammy victor Alison Krauss.

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