|Filipino/American R&B singer Bruno Mars debuted his newest album in November.|
SO WHY wasn't Bruno Mars' new album and hit single 24K Magic not nominated for a Grammy this year?
Not only Bruno Mars, but some heavyweight performers didn't make the cut. These included The Weeknd's Starboy, Lady Gaga's Joanne, Miranda Lambert's The Weight of These Wings, Alicia Keys' Here, Michael Buble's Nobody But Me, Kenny Chesney's Cosmic Hallelujah, and Bon Jovi's This House Is Not for Sale.Before you Hooligans (what Bruno's fans call themselves) begin marching in the streets or creating hashtags; it wasn't a snub or an oversight. The explanation is simple: In order to be considered for the 2017 Grammy Awards, the new music -- including singles and albums -- must have been released between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016.
Mars' album, which took three years to make, was released after this qualifying time frame. The hit single by the Filipino/American performer was released a week after the deadline on Oct. 7; the album followed on Nov. 18. The single and the album will be eligible for the 2018 awards show.