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Let’s be honest, Stonebwoy didn’t get 3 nominations at the Grammys 2022

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The list of nominees for the Grammy Awards 2022 is out once again. The likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid, just to mention a few from Nigerian have grabbed nominations in various categories.

Ever since the list came out, several headlines have it that Ghanaian dancehall musician, Stonebwoy also bagged 3 nominations.

The articles indicated that he got nominated by virtue of the fact that he was featured on 3 seperate albums who got nominations at the Grammys.

Well, Facebook user, Chris Tsormanah, stands to differ as he has written on why he thinks Stonebwoy wasn’t nominated as most headlines are portraying.

Below is what he has to say:

It would have been a great news to hear Ghana had more than 1 nomination at 2022 Grammys.

But as it stands now, it’s only Legendary Rocky Dawuni who has been nominated – congratulations to him.

Stonebwoy worked on 3 different albums which have all been nominated but per the category definition, that doesn’t automatically make him a nominee.

At the Grammys, category definitions for Album of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Music Video, among others extend the nominees to every artiste, songwriter, producer, mixer and mastering engineer who worked on the nominated project.

This year, Burna Boy qualifies to be a nominee because he worked on Justin Bieber’s ‘Juctice’ album which has been nominated in the Album Of The Year category. Should Bieber win that award, Burna Boy would be entitled to a Plaque(not just a certificate).

A similar instance is when both Wizkid and Ivy Blue received Plaques for their contributions to Beyonce’s ‘Black Skin Girl’. You know why? The category definition for Best Music Video extends the nominees/awardees to all the artistes, video producer and video director.

When Morgan Heritage’s ‘Avrekadabra’ in 2020, Stonebwoy received a Certificate(not a Plaque) for his contribution to the album. Per the category definition of Best Reggae Album, nominee(s) or awardee(s) isn’t extended to other creatives who worked on the Album. Only the main artiste(s) is recognized as a nominee(s).

No malice intended, this is for public education.

Let's be honest, Stonebwoy didn't get 3 nominations at the Grammys 2022


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