DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion got snubbed for Best New Artist Grammy, and fans are upset.
It is no secret that 2019 has been a very successful year for DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion, but apparently, the Recording Academy board had some new criteria in mind because, for some reason, they did not make the list for nominees for the category Best New Artist. The list of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony was released on Wednesday. As customary every year, there are some winners and some losers who think they got snubbed by the Academy. Most of us in the hip hop community would agree that DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion were expected to be among the nominees for Best New Artist.
They both are having a monumental year in music, so we’re all surprised. Their fans are equally surprised, and that’s why you can find them venting their frustration on social media.
Despite getting snubbed for Best New Artist, DaBaby received two nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for his hit single “Suge.” Without a doubt, that was well deserving. Megan Thee Stallion, on the other hand, was not nominated in any other category, but she is holding her head up. We’re expecting great things from her next year as she gets ready to drop off her album in 2020.
Some fans argued that Lizzo and Lil Nas X shouldn’t have received Best New Artist nominations over DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion. Let’s not forget that Lizzo and Lil Nas X both had number one records this year and in the case of “Old Town Road,” that single became the longest running number one song in history.
DaBaby and Megan ain’t get nominations for Best New Artist though? ?????????? #GRAMMYS
— AUSTINO! (@AustinTheCarter) November 20, 2019
Like I love Lizzo and lil Nas x but how did they qualify for best new artist when dababy and Megan didn't….HUH?
— thee reverend (@yungshizzy_) November 20, 2019
I just realized Megan Thee Stallion was not nominated for Best New Artist, alright I’m about to call my lawyer
— brandon (@beeerandonn) November 20, 2019
Lizzo deserves to be nominated, her success and relevance says so.
But, the rules are being bent for her in ways we've never seen and you can't be upset people have common sense and questions.
She's nominated for best new artist, but DaBaby and Meg cannot be b/c mixtapes.
— Raven Symone's Husband (@Adidas_Head88) November 20, 2019
You bums nominated Lizzo for Urban Contemporary Album AND ALBUM OF THE YEAR (wtf!?)
Solange didn’t get a nomination?!!!
DaBaby NO BEST NEW ARTIST NOMINATION?!?!
NO SHADE TO BEYONCÉ BUT THE LION KING ALBUM GOT NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY?!
— ?????? (@ymonawer11) November 20, 2019