NEW YORK–The short lists for the 63nd annual Grammy awards that celebrate music’s best feature an eclectic mix of pop powerhouses, feisty chart-toppers and little-known underdogs.
And, as usual, there was a laundry list of eyebrow-raising snubs and a bunch of straight up oddball nods.
Here’s a look at the kookier nominations and head-scratchers in this year’s Grammy race:
The Recording Academy notably sidelined Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, an artist with three Grammys to his name.
His Day Glo-nostalgia hit “Blinding Lights” achieved global success, and the artist born Abel Tesfaye is set to headline the high-octane Super Bowl halftime show early next year.
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