Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and Nas are among the many rap acts who have been nominated for the upcoming 63rd annual Grammy Awards.
On November 24, the Recording Academy revealed its list of nominees, which included hot favorites like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber. Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding is the only rap record up for Album of the Year. He will be competing against Taylor Swift’s Folklore, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo and others.
Doja Cat and Roddy Ricch also scored big. Doja’s “Say So” and Ricch’s collab with DaBaby, “Rockstar,” are both up for Record of the Year. Ricch is also gunning for Song of the Year with his smash hit “The Box.” Meanwhile, the category for Best Rap Album is dominated by men: D Smoke, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, Jay Electronica, Nas and Royce Da 5’9” are all bidding to win the prestigious title.
Megan, on the other hand, continued her hot streak with four nominations. The Houston rapper is nominated for Best New Artist, while her “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé is up for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
One notable artist missing from the list was The Weeknd, who failed to receive any nominations for his chart-topping album, After Hours. In a tweet, the singer called the Grammys “corrupt” over his snub. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…,” he tweeted.
Harvey Mason Jr, interim president of the Recording Academy, addressed The Weeknd’s tweet in a statement to Rolling Stone. “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated,” he said. “His music this year was excellent.”
However, Mason also noted that it has been an “unusual and competitive year.” “Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists,” he added.
Check out the full nominations list here.