Regardless of being nominated for 2 Grammy Awards this yr, Drake is pulling himself out of rivalry for the music trade’s greatest prize.
In accordance with Variety, the Recording Academy confirmed that the Canadian artist has withdrawn his nominations for Greatest Rap Album for Licensed Lover Boy and Greatest Rap Efficiency for “Method 2 Attractive” that includes Future and Younger Thug.
The motivation for Drake pulling his Grammy nods is unclear, however the Academy will maintain each classes at 4 nominees, quite than extending a nod to the recipients of the sixth-most votes.
Prior to now, Drake has had a sophisticated relationship with the Grammys, calling in 2020 for the awards to get replaced with “one thing new that we will construct up over time and move on to the generations to come back” after fellow Canadian artist The Weeknd did not obtain any nods.
“I feel we must always cease permitting ourselves to be shocked yearly by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and simply settle for that what as soon as was the best type of recognition could now not matter to the artist that exist now and those that come after,” Drake stated on the time.
In 2017, Drake declined to submit his album Extra Life for Grammy consideration, and in 2019, accepting the Grammy for Greatest Rap Music for “God’s Plan”, he stated, “We play an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport. You already received when you have folks singing your songs phrase for phrase, in the event that they’re singing in your hometown. You’re already profitable, you don’t want this proper right here.”
A supply informed ET Canada: “It was a choice that Drake and administration made. The Grammys honoured his ask.”