Drake pulls out of Grammy Awards race

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Canadian rapper Drake withdrew connected Monday from the Grammy Awards, removing his 2 nominations for music's highest honors, sources adjacent to the instrumentalist said.

Drake, 35, got 2 Grammy nominations past period successful the rap tract -- champion rap medium for "Certified Lover Boy" and champion rap show for his opus "Way 2 Sexy."

The sources said the petition to propulsion retired of information was made by the rapper and his absorption but gave nary reasons for the move. The Recording Academy website was being updated connected Monday to region Drake's nominations from the Grammy list, the sources said.

    Drake, whose "Certified Lover Boy" was 1 of the top-selling albums of 2021, has a contentious narration with the Grammys.

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      Last year, helium criticized the Grammys for wholly shutting retired chap Canadian The Weeknd from its nominations list. In 2019, Drake declined to execute astatine the ceremonial past criticized the awards amusement from the stage.

      "I wanna fto you cognize we're playing successful an opinion-based athletics not a factual-based sport," helium said portion accepting the Grammy for his azygous "God's Plan."

      "This is simply a concern wherever sometimes it's up to a clump of radical who mightiness not recognize what a mixed contention kid from Canada has to accidental oregon a alert Spanish miss from New York oregon anybody else," Drake added.

        Grammy nominations are chosen by members of the Recording Academy and voted connected by members. Jazz instrumentalist Jon Batiste led nominations this twelvemonth with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R.

        Winners volition beryllium announced astatine a ceremonial successful Los Angeles connected January 31.

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