Here’s why Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ wasn’t nominated for a Grammy
After Drake’s “Hotline Bling” absolutely dominated the past couple of months with dozens of Internet memes and imitations, some are wondering why the Toronto rapper’s huge hit wasn’t nominated for any Grammys. (Drizzy has seven nominations, some of them collaborations, but none for that particular song.)
It turns out that his label, Cash Money Records, forgot to do one little thing: submit the song for Grammy consideration.
According to music industry site Hits Daily Double:
Drake’s massive “Hotline Bling” was not submitted, due to a clerical error on the part of label Cash Money. That huge hit might well have been a multiple-category contender but for this goof.
Neither Drake nor Cash Money has commented on the report. Other music websites are speculating the rapper purposefully didn’t submit because he would be facing the likes of Adele and Taylor Swift.
Vanity Fair has a more interesting suggestion: that Drake team up with Adele, crafting that “Hotline Bling” remix the British artist brought up in a recent interview.
“I really want us to do an official remix [of ‘Hotline Bling,’]” Adele told an interviewer in November. “I love Drake. I love Drake so much. I even got the coat that’s in the video — I got it delivered the other day, I ordered it. The red one.”
In any event, here’s hoping that no one gets fired from Cash Money for this (potentially gigantic) error.
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