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Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from the final ballot

Drake doesn’t want to compete for the Grammys. The four-time Grammy Award winner and his manager asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final ballot, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said Drake’s request was honored by the academy. The Grammy nominations have been removed from the list of nominees on the academy’s website. Drake was nominated for Best Rap Album “Certified Lover Boy” and “Way 2 Sexy” with Future and Young Thug, earning a nomination for Best Rap Performance. Drake has named the Grammys in previous years. The music artist expressed his displeasure at not being nominated outside of the rap category. He also took aim at the importance of the Grammy Awards in his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” won Best Rap Song in 2019. The Grammys will take place on January 31.

Drake doesn’t want to compete for the Grammys.

The four-time Grammy Award winner and his manager have asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final round of voting, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said that Drake’s request was honored by the academy.

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These people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

On Monday, Drake’s Grammy nominations were removed from the list of nominees on the academy’s website.

Drake was nominated for Best Rap Album “Certified Lover Boy” and “Way 2 Sexy” with Future and Young Thug, earning a nomination for Best Rap Performance.

Drake has named the Grammys in previous years. The music artist expressed his displeasure at not being nominated outside of the rap category. He also took aim at the importance of the Grammy Awards in his acceptance speech after “God’s Plan” won Best Rap Song in 2019.

The Grammys will take place on January 31st.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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