Drake pulls out of Grammy Awards race
Drake, 35, got 2 Grammy elections last month in the rap field — finest rap album for “Certified Lover Boy” and finest rap efficiency for his tune “Way 2 Sexy.”
The sources stated the demand to take out of factor to consider was made by the rap artist and his management however offered no factors for the relocation. The Recording Academy site was being upgraded on Monday to eliminate Drake’s elections from the Grammy list, the sources stated.
Drake, whose “Certified Lover Boy” was among the top-selling albums of 2021, has a controversial relationship with the Grammys.
“I wanna let you know we’re playing in an opinion-based sport not a factual-based sport,” he stated while accepting the Grammy for his single “God’s Plan.”
“This is a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed race kid from Canada has to say or a fly Spanish girl from New York or anybody else,” Drake included.
Grammy elections are selected by members of the Recording Academy and voted on by members. Jazz artist Jon Batiste led elections this year with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Feline and H.E.R.
Winners will be revealed at an event in Los Angeles on January 31.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.