The Grammy nominations have arrived online this afternoon, with the usual variety of artists received nominations across a myriad of categories.
Interestingly, however, a number of well-known artists and albums have been suspiciously snubbed in some of the categories they were expected to win out. For instance, 'The Greatest Showman' - which was a major commercial hit and has even got Hugh Jackman out on tour with it - was not nominated for Album Of The Year or Record Of The Year, despite the fact that it outsold both 'Black Panther: The Album' and 'A Star Is Born' in the US.
Taylor Swift, meanwhile, did not pick any nomination for any album track from 'Reputation', her album released this year. In fact, Swift received just one nomination at the Grammys, for Best Pop Vocal Album. Ariana Grande, as well, only received two nominations - one for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Sweetner', and one for Pop Solo Performance with 'God Is A Woman' - and received no nominations in the general categories. Granted, 'Thank U, Next' was released after the eligibility period for the Grammys, but it's still curious that she's been left out.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga and 'A Star Is Born' appear to be rampant as the album has picked up nominations for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop / Duo Performance (with Bradley Cooper nominated as well, obviously), and Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Joanne'.