Drake is ready to get back on the Grammys train after boycotting the annual ceremony for nearly two years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Toronto superstar has submitted his joint album with 21 Savage, Her Loss, for consideration in the Album of the Year and Best Rap Album categories.
Additionally, tracks “Rick Flex” and “Spun Bout U” have been included for record of the year, song of the year, and other considerations.
The outlet adds Drake could receive additional nominations for his contributions to Travis Scott’s “Meltdown” and Young Thug’s “Oh U Want,” both of which are submitted for both rap song and best rap performance.
Released in November 2022, Her Loss falls within the eligibility period for the Feb. 4, 2024, Grammys, which spans from Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 15, 2023. First-round voting for the awards opened recently, with nominations scheduled for announcement on Nov. 10.
Drake has been critical of the Grammys in the past and previously withdrew his two rap nominations from the 2022 ceremony. He also did not submit his experimental album Honestly, Nevermind, or any of its singles for consideration at this year’s Grammys in February. However, he did share a Best Melodic Rap Performance award for his guest feature on Future’s “Wait For U” from Future’s album, “I Never Liked You.”
Back in 2020, Drake expressed his disappointment with the Grammys when The Weeknd (now known by his birth name Abel Tesfaye) received no nominations for his album “After Hours.”
“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exists now and the ones that come after,” he wrote in his Instagram Story. “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways. The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up overtime and pass on to the generations to come.”
Drake, who has received 51 nominations and won five Grammys, recently dropped his latest album, “For All the Dogs,” on Oct. 6, making it eligible for the 2025 Grammys.