Drake isn't up for a Grammy Award this year, but how many does he already have?
The 60th annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 28th on CBS at 4:30 p.m. PT. Hosted by James Corden, the 2018 Grammy Awards will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2003. Rapper Jay-Z leads the nominations with eight nods. Childish Gambino, Lorde, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, and Kendrick Lamar are contending for the coveted Album of the Year category.
Artists like Cardi B, SZA, Khalid, Portugal. The Man, and LCD Soundsystem (among many others) are all up for nominations. However, some of our favorites are noticeably absent from the list, including Drake. Billboard reported in October that the Passionfruit singer did not submit his album “More Life” for Grammy consideration, and will be sitting out the 2018 Grammy Awards this year. Notably, in a February 2017 interview with Britain’s DJ Semtex, the Toronto-born artist expressed frustration with the Recording Academy’s categorization of Hotline Bling as a rap. Drake said:
So, you’re probably wondering: How many Grammys does Drake have?
Drake has won three Grammys: Best Rap Album for “Take Care” and Best Rap Collaboration and Best Rap Song for Hotline Bling. In sum, Drake has racked up 35 Grammy nominations.
Despite sitting out the Grammys this year, something tells us it’s no major loss for the artist. Between his friendship with Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and the release of killer new tracks God’s Plan and Diplomatic Immunity, Aubrey Graham has already won.
Tune into the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 28th on CBS at 4:30 p.m. ET.