According to a just-released report from the Associated Press, each Cardi B and Post Malone have been dominated ineligible for the Grammy’s ‘Best New Artist’ award.
Maybe this one isn’t such a shocker. After all, how ‘new’ are Cardi B and Post Malone, anyway?
Cardi B obtained two nominations final 12 months for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, which disqualifies her for the Best New Artist nomination in 2019. According to sources, had Cardi B not launched her new album across the similar time as her success with ‘Bodak Yellow,’ she could have certified as a ‘new artist’.
On to the subsequent ineligibility…
Post Malone’s inclusion for Best New Artist was a subject sizzling debate, in response to one supply. Malone’s lack earlier Grammy nominations meant he was eligible for the award, however some music business insiders felt the success his 2016 album Stoney made him ineligible for this award.
Again, few folks have ‘simply heard ’ Post Malone. And in web/rap time, Malone’s virtually a septuagenarian.
Indeed, Malone’s standing as a brand new artist was instantly referred to as into query after singles ‘White Iverson’, and ‘Congratulations’. The singles reached platinum standing in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Neither Post Malone nor Cardi B have commented on their exclusion from this 12 months’s Best New Artist award.
Then once more, that assumes both artist cares. Last 12 months, Drake famously dismissed the Grammys as irrelevant, maybe indicative a broader brush-f from the business’s hottest style.
Which raises the query: did Drake even submit his newest album, Scorpion, for a nomination consideration? That may simply develop into the larger story right here.
Interestingly sufficient, Post Malone’s 2018 LP beerbongs & bentleys might be submitted within the pop class relatively than the rap class. Rap nominees should include not less than 51% or extra precise rap music, and the Grammys rap committee felt as if the album leaned extra in the direction of pop than rap.
And how does one outline ‘rap,’ precisely? It’s gonna be an extended evening, people.
The first spherical voting for nominations begins on October 17th, 2019.
Grammy nominees might be revealed on December fifth. The Grammy Awards ceremony will happen on February 10th, 2019.
The Grammys had been expanded this 12 months to permit for eight new contenders to be nominated below the Best New Artist class, as a substitute 5.
In basic, artists are ineligible for the ‘Best New Artist’ class in the event that they’ve launched three albums or 30 tracks.