We all waited so, so long for Frank Ocean’s new album Blonde. There were a million false starts, and fake outs, but when it finally arrived it was worth the wait. Blonde is the only album I have saved on my iPhone. It’s true. I’ve listened to it a million times and could listen a million more. But it’s not getting a Grammy.
Frank Ocean’s album is ineligible for a Grammy nomination, which if you care about awards shows, is definitely a travesty. If you didn’t know, you have to officially submit your album for consideration to get that nomination on December 8. Frank Ocean never did! A rep told Billboard that Ocean is not in the running.
Some fans think that this was a deliberate choice on his part, rather than a sad oversight. Is this a silent boycott?
He did win two Grammys for Channel Orange, and was nominated in five categories, but he’s probably changed a lot since then. We may not know until Ocean’s next album comes out in, like, 10 years.