Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

Written by on December 7, 2021

 

Drake has asked the Recording academy to withdraw his nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards.

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Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

The 35-year-old rapper and singer was nominated for two awards. His new album Certified Lover Boy was nominated for the Best Rap Album category and his song “Way 2 Sexy featuring Young Thug and Future was nominated for Best Rap performance

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The Canadian rapper wants no part in competing for a Grammy. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations. They said his request was honoured by the academy.

Drake is among the world’s best-selling music artists who have over 170 million records sold. He has also won two Brit Awards, four Grammy Awards and holds various Billboard hot 100 records.

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On Monday the 6th of December, The Grammys removed Drake’s nominations from the nominee list on its website.

 

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Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

 

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His reasons for withdrawing from the nominations

Drake had called out the Grammys in previous years. The rapper had shown his displeasure for not being nominated outside the rap category. He also took aim at the importance of the Grammy Awards during his acceptance speech after God’s Plan won the best rap song in 2019. “If there are people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promised you, you already won,” said Drake while holding his trophy. Before the rapper continued, his speech was cut off.

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Some have also speculated that this decision might have been influenced by the fact that his name is involved in the lawsuit Astroworld Tragedy in Houston last month.

 

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The 64th annual Grammys are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.

 

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