Fans Are Mad That Rihanna’s ANTI Didn’t Get A Grammy Nomination For Album Of The Year

The pop star’s eighth studio album has been nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

December 06, 2016
Fans Are Mad That Rihanna’s <i>ANTI</i> Didn’t Get A Grammy Nomination For Album Of The Year Christopher Polk / Getty Images

The nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards are in, and much of the list has panned out as expected. Beyoncé is nominated for nine awards, while Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each earned eight nods. The Album of the Year category is always fiercely competitive, but perhaps never as much as this year, which saw major releases from a wide variety of music's biggest stars across genres.

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While Rihanna scored eight nominations, her Anti album was passed over for in the Album of the Year category, and is instead nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album. However, Rihanna will receive an AOTY Grammy as a featured artist if Drake's VIEWS album wins the award. Fans have definitely noticed the distinction and took to social media to voice their displeasure.

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