Bowie released his last album, “Blackstar,” just a few days before his death. 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.
“Ambitious and experimental, Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ was warmly received by critics,” USA Today’s Maeve McDermott wrote, “While Bowie is remembered with a posthumous nomination for best alternative music album, ‘Blackstar’ didn’t earn an Album of the Year nod, with its lead single ‘Lazarus’ absent from the main song categories.”
Fans also expressed their disappointment on Twitter:
Meanwhile, others were upset Prince’s last album, “Hit n Run Phase Two,” was only nominated in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category.
Still, McDermott pointed out the album “is absent from the R&B categories Prince has won in the past.” However, Vulture’s Dee Lockett speculated that the Grammys might honor Prince with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award, as the show did for Michael Jackson a year after his death.
Kanye West cleaned up with a total of eight nominations, but his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” was only nominated for rap categories at the awards show.
Despite his nods in the Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Album and two nominations in Best Rap Song, we’re sure Yeezy will have something to say about missing Album of the Year. Still, he’s not completely out of the running there, as Ye has a producing credit on Drake’s “Views,” which is up for the night’s biggest award.
Of course, her loyal Selenators took over Twitter to express their anger.
Those who weren’t so devoted to Gomez had no problem telling fans why she didn’t get nominated.
The Chainsmokers, who also enjoyed immense success at the top of the charts with their smash hit, “Closer” ft. Halsey, were nominated for a few categories, but the duo is notably absent from the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories.
According to most of social media, many felt the duo shouldn’t have been nominated at all.
You can’t please everyone!