Grammys Expand Number Of Nominees For Top Categories
By Cody Briana on June 27, 2018
Big changes are in store for the Grammys, and I’m about it. The Recording Academy just voted to expand the number of eligible nominees in its 4 main categories, Billboard reports. Record, Song, Album of the Year and Best New Artist will go from 5 to 8.
“Throughout the year, we team up with music people across all genres and disciplines to consider revisions and subsequently make amendments to our rules and entry guidelines to ensure we’re keeping up with our ever-changing industry and meeting the needs of music creators,” Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said.
“This creates more opportunities for a wider-range of recognition in these important categories and gives more flexibility to our voters when having to make the often challenging decisions about representing excellence and the best in music for the year. We look forward to celebrating all of our nominees when they are announced later this year.”
I think the Academy’s intention is to increase women and various genres’ chances of getting nominated. In my opinion, more representation never hurts. Narrowing the top categories down to 5 must have been insanely hard. Hopefully this helps.