GRAMMY Nominee Predictions Shift Following New 'Album of the Year' Rule

The Academy has opened up its Album of the Year category.

Music
9,071 Hypes 3 Comments

The GRAMMYs is rolling back a past rule in order to fairly honor all of the individuals who work on music nominated in its Album of the Year category.

In 2017, the Academy instated a rule that anyone recognized in an album’s GRAMMY nomination had to be credited with a minimum of 33% of the album’s playing time. Over the past four years, those who didn’t work on at least one-third of playing time couldn’t be nominated, leaving out many of those involved in the making of significant music projects, including featured artists, songwriters, producers, sound engineers and more.

Since adopting the ​​33% rule, the only featured artist that was eligible to receive a nomination for Album of the Year was Kendrick Lamar, Billboard reported. In 2018, Lamar boasted performing credits on five out of the 14 tracks on the Black Panther soundtrack.

Now, the Academy has shifted its stance, saying that anyone is eligible for the nomination, even if they worked on only one song off of an album, which in turn has changed industry predictions of who will be recognized at its next annual awards come January.

Ty Dolla $ign is now anticipated to be recognized due to his features on likely nominations from H.E.R., Drake and Ariana Grande, according to Billboard.

The same goes for Doja Cat, who in addition to her breakout EP Planet Her, is featured alongside $ign on Grande’s Positions, as well as Lil Nas X’s Montero.

In other music news, Meek Mill debuted the “Expensive Pain” visual.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Recording Academy Announces New Rules for GRAMMY Awards
Music

Recording Academy Announces New Rules for GRAMMY Awards

Set to go into immediate effect for the 64th GRAMMY Awards.

See the Full List of 2022 Grammy Nominations
Music

See the Full List of 2022 Grammy Nominations

Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and more are in the running for Record of the Year.

Kanye West, Taylor Swift and More Received GRAMMY Nominations Due to Last-Minute Rule Change
Music

Kanye West, Taylor Swift and More Received GRAMMY Nominations Due to Last-Minute Rule Change

The Academy CEO explained that it allowed them “to honor more artists and shine a light on more great music.”


The Weeknd Will Continue to Boycott GRAMMYs Despite Recording Academy's New Rules
Music

The Weeknd Will Continue to Boycott GRAMMYs Despite Recording Academy's New Rules

Confirming that he “remains uninterested” in participating.

En Iwamura Has Released "PINECONE BOY: SUNSET"
Art

En Iwamura Has Released "PINECONE BOY: SUNSET"

A vinyl toy in conjunction with AllRightsReserved and Ross + Kramer Gallery.

Official Images of the Nike Dunk Low "Halloween"
Footwear

Official Images of the Nike Dunk Low "Halloween"

The spooky season kicks come spruced up with glow-in-the-dark uppers and soles.

Malbon Golf FW21 Sees Playful Genderless Outerwear
Fashion

Malbon Golf FW21 Sees Playful Genderless Outerwear

“Golf is Life.”

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Jewel Appears With an "NYC Midnight Navy" Theme
Footwear

Nike Air Force 1 Mid Jewel Appears With an "NYC Midnight Navy" Theme

If only the Yankees made the playoffs, these would’ve been timely.

Kid Cudi Says His Debut 'Man on the Moon' Album 'Changed Hip Hop Forever'
Music

Kid Cudi Says His Debut 'Man on the Moon' Album 'Changed Hip Hop Forever'

In response to ‘Pitchfork’ changing several of its album ratings.


Nike Dunk Low Surfaces With a Clean "Harvest Moon" Color Scheme
Footwear

Nike Dunk Low Surfaces With a Clean "Harvest Moon" Color Scheme

The women’s colorway is eyeing a release during the winter season.

Nomos Drops Autobahn Director's Cut Limited Editions
Watches

Nomos Drops Autobahn Director's Cut Limited Editions

Trio presented in 70s-inspired color combinations.

7 Days Active and PlayStation Unite the Worlds of Gaming and Exercise
Fashion

7 Days Active and PlayStation Unite the Worlds of Gaming and Exercise

Apparel designed to encourage a healthy mindset.

Closer Look at JJJJound's Upcoming New Balance 990v4 Collaboration
Footwear

Closer Look at JJJJound's Upcoming New Balance 990v4 Collaboration

Releasing in the second week of October 2021.

Snapchat Introduces New Creator Monetization Program
Tech

Snapchat Introduces New Creator Monetization Program

Spotlight Challenges will yield total cash prizes up to $25,000 USD.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.