Drake’s hit single ‘Hotline Bling’ was ‘not submitted’ for the 2016 Grammy Awards

Mix up by the rapper's record label reportedly resulted in the omission of the track

Drake‘s recent single ‘Hotline Bling’ was reportedly not submitted for next year’s Grammy Awards due to a mix up.

The rapper is up for five nominations at the upcoming LA ceremony including Best Rap Performance for ‘Back To Back’ and Best Rap Song for ‘Energy’.

But ‘Hotline Bling’ , which peaked at Number Three in the UK singles chart, was believed to have been overlooked by his label Cash Money, reports hitsdailydouble.


The site says the song was not submitted due to a clerical error and would have been up for multiple awards, including Record Of The Year.

Even Adele recently expressed her admiration for the hit and offered to collaborate on the track with him.

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She said: “I really want us to do an official remix. I love Drake. I love Drake so much. I even got the coat that’s in the (‘Hotline Bling’) video – I got it delivered the other day, I ordered it. The red one.”

“I had a drink like three weeks ago [with] my best friends – in fact, it was to celebrate ‘Hello’. And I was off my face because I don’t really drink anymore, and they’ve got a video of me dancing to it on a coffee table as well.”

Other nominations for the Grammys include Kendrick Lamar, who received 11 nominations along with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd who both have seven nominations. Alabama Shakes have four nods: Album Of The Year for ‘Sound & Color’, Alternative Music album, Rock Performance and Rock Song for ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’.

Pharrell Williams and Kanye West are also nominated for four awards, including Album Of The Year for producing songs on Lamar’s album. West’s nominations include Best Rap Song and Rap Performance for ‘All Day’, which features Paul McCartney and earned the icon two rap nominations.


The 58th Grammys will air live on February 15, 2016 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.