Awards The Most Shocking 2016 Grammy Nomination Snubs  

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The nominations for the 2016 Grammy awards have finally arrived, and with them the inevitable heartbreaking snubs. In just about every category there are big names and influential artists who were not nominated for a 2016 Grammy. From Queen Bey to jazz upstart Kamasi Washington, Grammy 2016 snubs ruined the days of musicians from all sides of the industry.

Grammy nomination snubs are nothing new. From Prince’s “Purple Rain,” to the tectonic-shifting “Is This It” by The Strokes, vastly important albums have been either ignored or pushed to lesser categories by the clueless voting committee. If you’re upset about your favorite artist or album of the year being forgotten by powers that be, commiserate with us on this list of 2015 Grammy award snubs.

Don’t get it twisted, some of the 2016 Grammy nominees definitely deserve to be where they are. Who knew the Grammy committee knew who Courtney Barnett was? And how about Kendrick Lamar getting all the nominations?! Brilliant. Despite the nominees who truly deserve to their nods, there are plenty of 2016 Grammys snubs for artists, songs, and albums that got totally gypped. So many, in fact, that you could probably make an all new award show with the snubs from this year's Grammy awards.

Check out this list of the albums and musicians that were forgotten by the Grammy committee, and then vote on the 2016 Grammy nomination snubs. Feel free to add the best artists and albums that were not nominated for Grammys in 2016.
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Not nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Not nominated for Best New Artist.

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Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Not nominated for Best Music Video.

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Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
Not nominated for Rock Album of the Year.

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Drake - Hotline Bling
Not nominated for Song of the Year.

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D'Angelo - Black Messiah
Not nominated for Album of the Year.

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Not nominated for Best New Artist.

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Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Not nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

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20 22
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Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
Not nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

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Rihanna - FourFiveSeconds
Not nominated for Song of the Year.

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Not nominated for Best New Artist.

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12 15
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Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Not nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album

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Fall Out Boy - American Beauty / American Psycho
Not nominated for Best Rock Album.

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Not nominated for Best Rock Album.

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10 14
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Future - DS2
Not nominated for Best Rap Album.

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Not nominated for anything. 

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Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Not nominated for Song of the Year.

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5 9
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Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy

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Beyonce - 7/11
Not nominated for Best Music Video.

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Beach House - Depression Cherry
Not nominated for Best Alternative Music Album

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Jill Scott - You Don't Know
Not nominated for Best R&B Performance.

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6 12
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Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
Not nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.

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Ratatat - Magnifique
Not nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

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Hot Chip - Why Make Sense
Not nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

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Four Tet - Morning/Evening
Not nominated for Best Dance Recording.