Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is arguably the biggest song of 2015. The emo track has been covered by everyone from Sam Smith, Alessia Cara and Erykah Badu. Even Adele—who doesn’t collaborate with anyone—wants to remix it. But when Grammy nominations came around this week, “Hotline Bling” was totally shut out of the awards with ZERO nominations. What gives?
It’s not because the Grammys hate Drake or had some problem calling him on his cell phone. It’s all a clerical error. According to Hits Daily Double, Drake’s smash song was ignored by the Grammys because no one from his record label bothered to submit it in the first place. Explains the site: “It’s worth noting that Drake’s massive “Hotline Bling” was not submitted, due to a clerical error on the part of label Cash Money. That huge hit might well have been a multiple-category contender but for this goof.”
Goof is an understatement. “Hotline Bling” is a strong contender for Song of The Year among other categories. No word from the rapper’s record label, Cash Money Records, on who’s getting fired for this administrative blunder.