Drake withdraws his two 2022 Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Performance

Drake has withdrawn from the 2022 Grammys, pulling his name out of the running in two categories for the upcoming music award ceremony. According to Variety no reason was given, however, a rep for the Recording Academy has confirmed the news of Drake‘s withdrawal.

The 35-year-old musician was nominated for two Grammys, including Best Rap Performance with Future and Young Thug for “Way Too Sexy” and Best Rap Album for Certified Lover Boy.  It’s not clear if The Recording Academy will add more nominees now that Drake has pulled out of those categories.

Drake has experienced issues with the Grammys in the past. In 2017, Drake declined to submit his album More Life for Grammy consideration, and in 2020, he called for the awards to be replaced with “something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come” after The Weeknd failed to receive any nominations despite the critical success of his last album.

The 2022 Grammys will be hosted by Trevor Noah, airing on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT.

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