After boycotting the 2022 and 2023 Grammys (including by turning down multiple nominations), Drake has quietly ended his feud with the annual event and the Recording Academy, according to reports.
The seeming conclusion of the 36-year-old’s much-publicized Grammys snub just recently came to light in a brief report from Pitchfork as well as a regularly updated list of submissions for the 2024 happening. Per both resources, the Toronto native’s 16-song 21 Savage collaboration, Her Loss, has been submitted for consideration in the Best Rap Album and Album of the Year categories.
Additionally, two of the project’s tracks, “Rich Flex” and “Spin Bout U,” are said to have been submitted in five total categories between them: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Melodic Rap Performance.
Plus, Drake and Travis Scott’s “Meltdown” has been submitted in categories including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, with Drake and Young Thug’s “Oh U Went” in the mix for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, the mentioned resources show.
Said resources also acknowledge the possibility that a party besides Drake and his team submitted Her Loss, which has been available to fans since November of 2022. As driven home during the 65th annual Grammys earlier this year, it’s possible for collaborative projects to secure awards even when one or more of the responsible artists are uninterested in receiving them.
Despite opting not to attend or submit Honestly, Never Mind to the Grammys this year, as initially noted, Drake was up for several awards related to his collaborations. Ultimately, the five-time winner and 51-time nominee took home a Best Melodic Rap Performance Grammy for his part in Future’s “Wait for U.”
At the time of this writing, neither Drake nor 21 Savage appeared to have addressed the topic on social media; the Recording Academy is poised to announce the nominees on November 10th. Meanwhile, the 2024 Grammys are scheduled to take place on the evening of February 4th, and in the approaching months, it’ll be worth keeping an eye out for other high-profile feuds.
The tenure of Harvey Mason Jr. (who was formally appointed president and CEO in May of 2021), though comparatively smooth, hasn’t been without obstacles. In September, the 55-year-old attempted once again to clarify Grammys rules when it comes to the submission of AI music.