After the conclusion of the 59th annual Grammy Awards Rihanna‘s faithful fan group, The Navy, is in absolute uproar. Rightfully so, if you ask us, as the Bajan beauty’s critically acclaimed set, ‘Anti,’ entered the race with a whopping 8 nominations. Not only that, the album and/or its content were believed to be clear frontrunners in at least half of those categories.
Sadly, by the night’s end, that’s all the opus remained: nominated. That’s right, despite birthing one of 2016’s biggest hits, ‘Work,’ breaking streaming records, and even yielding some of the singer’s most artistically mature offerings to date, the album was completely snubbed.
Leave it to Rih though to even fail in style. See what we mean inside:
Rihanna, nominated for the 7 awards listed above and Best Rap Song for ‘Famous’ with Kanye West, walked away from tonight’s showing completely empty handed. The upset places her in history books as the female artist with the most nominations and no win for a single Grammy event. A record previously held by India Arie for her seven time nominated ‘Acoustic Soul’ which earned no golden gramophones in 2002, the most famous incident of this was when Mariah Carey‘s ‘Daydream’ era earned 6 nominations but went home without a single one.
Similarly, Kanye West‘s ‘Life of Pablo’ was also nominated for 8 awards. Leaving empty-handed, he now holds the record for most nominated male with no wins in a single night.