Drake’s More Life playlist came out in March and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and, as of late September, had reportedly moved more than 1.8 million equivalent units and had netted more than 2 billion streams. Despite the project’s success, it reportedly won’t be in the running for the 2018 Grammy Awards.
According to the AP, an anonymous source close to the nomination process said the Toronto rap titan didn’t submit More Life for Album of the Year or Best Rap Album, nor did he enter any singles from the album for consideration in categories like Song of the Year, Record of the Year or Best Rap Song.
The only way Drake could earn a 2018 Grammy is if a song he’s featured on gets nominated and wins.
Drake has been nominated 35 times and is the recipient of three golden gramophones.
To be eligible for a nomination, the song and/or album must have been released between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
Nominees in the 83 Grammy categories will be officially announced on November 28.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards go down on January 28 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.