Music·Posted on Nov 19, 2022The Biggest 2023 Grammy Nomination SnubsBiggest snubs and surprises from the 2023 Grammy nominations.by Lamar WestBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Grammy's are no stranger to criticism each year when the nomination list comes out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Verzuz / Via media.giphy.com As labels and artists celebrate the profound act of receiving Grammy nominations, many fans and artists are often left confused at the voting that goes into these nominations which always leave major snubs. This year is no different, with shocks such as Demi Lovato not being nominated in pop or rock, Ckay not being nominated for best new artist, Blackpink being completely missing, Peru by Fireboy DML receiving no nominations, and more. 1. Rosalia is boxed in. Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images Making history two years ago as the first Spanish-language act to be nominated for Best New Artist, you would think her latest critically acclaimed album, Motomami, would place Rosalia in at least one of the major three categories (Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Record Of The Year) However, the superstar, coming off an amazing album, was boxed into only the Latin Rock and Alternative category. 2. Encanto gets snubbed horribly. Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images for The Roku Channel Encanto is nominated for three Grammys, but all are outside of the big three categories. For a song to be No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and not get nominated for Song Of The Year or Record Of The Year was a clear snub. 3. Nicki Minaj will go another year without a Grammy. Arturo Holmes / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue Nicki Minaj, widely regarded as the greatest female rapper to ever live, received her first Grammy nomination in 2011. Now, 11 years later and with 100 million records sold, Nicki has yet to win a Grammy. She expressed her disappointment recently in regard to her song, "Super Freaky Girl" being moved from the rap to pop category, making it harder to receive a nomination or win. And unfortunately, she will go another year Grammy-less as her song wasn't nominated. 4. Fred Again and Swedish House Mafia have done enough for a Grammy nod in the dance/electronic categories. Jmenternational / Getty Images Electronic and dance categories this year were taken by a shocking surprise with major acts, such as Beyonce and Drake, releasing dance albums. The landscape of music is leaning more toward dance, house, or EDM-influenced music, which is why it's essential to nominate acts who have been putting in work for years, like Fred Again. The track "Turn On The Lights Again," with his boiler room performance alone is Grammy-worthy. 5. The rap category is solid, but could use a few suggestions. Simone Joyner / Getty Images The rap category is often met with much-deserved criticism of the nominees and winners. This year was ok, but was repetitive and lacked range with essentially the same artists being nominated in song, album, and performance. Dave's "Starlight" was snubbed from Best Rap Song, even though this track was the first UK No. 1 to be written and produced by one person since 2014. Tracks like "Super Gremlin" by Kodak Black and "London" by Bia and J. Cole could've very well been nominated for Best Rap Song. JID's The Forever Story is the most notable rap album snub, along with acts such as Westside Boogie, Denzel Curry, and Vince Staples all having a reasonable argument to be nominated. 6. Zach Bryan and country music deserve more praise. Gary Miller / Getty Images Rarely do we see country artists get nominated or win in any of the big four categories and this year is no different. Notably, acts such as Zach Bryan were clear-cut snubs for Best New Artist or even Album Of The Year with American Heartbreak. Miranda Lambert's Palomino also had a strong case for an Album of the Year nod. 7. Afrobeats artists deserve their flowers. Jordi Vidal / Redferns Afro-beats artists are able to win in the categories of Global Music Albums and Performance, however, the day must soon come that we see artists such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, and more infiltrate a top four category. A clear snub was Omah Lay's album, Boy Alone, which should have been nominated for Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance. Omah Lay himself should've been nominated for Best New Artist. 8. What are some Grammy nomination snubs you just can't get over this year? Let me know in the comment section below!