The GRAMMYs rescind a rule of the past in order to fairly honor all who work on music nominated for the Album of the Year category.
In 2017, the Academy introduced a rule that anyone recognized in an album’s GRAMMY nomination should be credited with at least 33% of the album’s playing time. Over the past four years, those who have not worked at least a third of the playing time have failed to be nominated, leaving out many of those involved in making important musical projects, including the featured artists, songwriters, producers, sound engineers and more.
Since the adoption of the 33% rule, the only featured artist who was eligible to receive a nomination for Album of the Year was Kendrick Lamar, Billboard reported. In 2018, Lamar boasted that he played on five of the 14 tracks on the Black Panther soundtrack.
Now the Academy has changed their stance, claiming that everyone is eligible for the nomination, even if they have only worked on one song on an album, which has changed industry predictions as to which namely who will be recognized at its next annual awards in January. .
Ty Dolla $ ign should now be recognized due to his features on the likely nominations of HER, Drake and Ariana Grande, according to Billboard.
The same goes for Doja Cat, who in addition to his EP Planet her, is featured alongside $ ign on Grande’s Positions, as well as that of Lil Nas X Montero.
In other musical news, Meek Mill debuted with the visual “Expensive Pain”.