THE INTERNET – The nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced today (December 6) to much fanfare with Beyoncé leading the pack with nine nods, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight chances to win awards. Chance The Rapper already made headlines for helping change the rules that allow for streaming-only projects — a.k.a. mixtapes — to be acknowledged by the Academy, and makes news again by getting seven nominations.
Of course, some of the artists nominated shared their joy at having some respek put on their name, including Chano.
While Drake was quiet on his recognition, Norm‘s here to represent for Canada.

Congratulations To Chance The Rapper!

Twitter erupted for Chance The Rapper breaking barriers as an independent artist. The memes, praise and positivity were rolling in.

Not Everyone Was Happy … Snub Season?

Questlove wasn’t feeling the nominations and maybe has lost faith in the system, saying he didn’t even turn in his ballot. This echoes the sentiments of many others, including Kanye West and Rapsody who have publicly questioned the Grammys’ ability to understand Hip Hop.
Frank Ocean wasn’t nominated for any awards since his team didn’t submit his Blonde album for consideration. Twitter had mixed feelings as many believed his project was worthy, but supported his decision.
Kanye had threatened to boycott the Grammys if they didn’t break the rules and nominate Ocean anyways. Taxstone had a joke about that. And the Rap Album category, which features Drake’s VIEWS,  Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, De La Soul’s And The Anonymous Nobody, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.