16 snubs, surprises of the 2016 Grammy nominations

December 7, 2015 3:32 PM

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16 snubs, surprises of the 2016 Grammy nominations

Both '80s icons returned in huge ways this year with new albums: Madonna, touting her dance-heavy 13th effort Rebel Heart; and Prince, with Tidal exclusive HITNRUN Phase One. But lo and behold, neither could muster any love from the Academy (save for Madge collaborator Diplo, whose work on Heart helped nab him producer-of-the-year recognition).

The Recording Academy isn't here for your Hotline memes. Despite being one of the most ubiquitous songs of the moment, Drake's viral smash couldn't eke past the competition, although the Toronto rapper has other contenders in Energy and Back to Back.

Also read: Drake is 2016's most-streamed artist on Spotify

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