The 2017 Grammy nominations were revealed yesterday and saw Rihanna overlooked for Album of the Year, with Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and country singer Sturgill Simpson shortlisted instead. The star’s Drake collaboration ‘Work’ was nominated for Record of the Year but not Song of the Year, receiving eight nods overall.
According to Instagram account TheShadeRoom, Rihanna was spotted liking a fan’s post that suggested that she wasn’t nominated for more because the judges didn’t want her “passing” Beyoncé’s feat of nine nominations this year. See in the post beneath.
The 2017 Grammys ceremony will be hosted by James Corden, taking place on February 12.
Frank Ocean’s long-awaited new album ‘Blonde’, released in August, was ineligible for nomination at the Grammys after the R&B musician failed to file the necessary paperwork for a record to be considered. He later described the institution as “dated”, arguing that it “doesn’t seem to be representing very well for people who come from where I come from, and hold down what I hold down”.