Frank Ocean Can’t Win a Grammy in 2017

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While Frank Ocean dropped two of the most highly anticipated and talked about albums of the year, neither album will be nominated for a Grammy in 2017.

Although Blonde and Endless were both released before the Grammy’s cutoff date of Sept. 30, 2016, Ocean’s camp failed to submit either album to the Grammy’s for consideration before the deadline, according to Billboard. It is unclear whether the move was intentional or not but Ocean’s illusiveness and past behavior has many fans thinking this a power move for Ocean.

Blonde debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 276,000 units making it one of the biggest albums of the year. The hype surrounding the album had been building for years, leaving many weary of whether he would be able to top his critically acclaimed debut album, Channel Orange, which he did.

Channel Orange won two Grammys: one for Best Urban Contemporary Album and another for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for “No Church in the Wild.”

Ocean parted ways with Def Jam records following the release of Endless and released Blonde on his Boys Don’t Cry imprint, along with the help of Apple Music.

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