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Proof Of God: SZA Got More Grammy Nominations Than Ed Sheeran

The 2018 Grammy nominations are here, andit’s weirdI’mnot even really mad about them? In factthey’re fine? They reflect many of the same structural biases inherent to the Record Academy or really any institution that seeks to reward creative output under capitalism, but like some of my faves got nominated so who cares?

I am online and not outraged. This is my story.

Jay-Z leads the 60th Grammy Awards pack with eight nominationsincluding Record of the Year (“The Story of O.J.”), Song of the Year (“4:44”), and Album of the Year (4:44)and Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are close behind him with seven and six noms, respectively.

But enough talking about men. SZA nabbed five nominationsincluding Best New Artist, Best R Song (“Supermodel”), and Best Urban Contemporary Album (CTRL)and Alessia Cara took home four.

Cardi B’s even up for a couple categories (Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Bodak Yellow”), as are Beyoncé (Best Rap/Sung Performance for her feature on Jay-Z’s “Family Feud”), Rihanna (same but Kendrick Lamar’s “LOYALTY.”), and Lana Del Rey (Best Pop Vocal Album for Lust for Life).

USA Today is saying that Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, and One Directiona boy band that hasn’t existed since 2015were snubbed, which is certainly a thing that USA Today would say. If I haaaaaad to share my thoughts on who was snubbed, I would mention St. Vincent, AH-MER-AH-SU, and Macy Rodman. But what do I know? Oh, right, that One Direction is a boy band that hasn’t existed since 2015.

Anyway, head on over to Variety to check out the full list of nominations, and catch the Grammys, airing live from Madison Square Garden, Jan. 28 on CBS.


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