Grammys: Twitter Erupts After SZA Snubbed In Every Category She Was Nominated In

Published: Sunday 28th Jan 2018 by Rashad
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SZA, easily one of 2017’s bigger breakout stars, entered the 60th annual Grammy ceremony as the night’s most nominated woman.  Racking up a whopping 5 nods for work found on her debut studio album, ‘Ctrl,’ the singer nabbed mention in multiple R&B categories and even one of the big 4:  ‘Best New Artist.’

Much to the chagrin of her dedicated (and growing) legion of fans, the telecast hadn’t even reached its halfway mark before they realized she’d lost in every category she was nominated in.

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For now, SZA will remain “Grammy-nominated” as she was bested in each of the 5 categories where she was nominated.  While the singer/songwriter herself has yet to make a statement regarding the snub, we can say for sure Twitter didn’t take the news too well:


The outcry echoes that of last year’s when Rihanna – who entered the 2017 Grammys with an impressive 8 nods – went home empty-handed [click here to read more].

Sadly, as history shows, SZA is in good company when debut albums are considered.  Fans may remember in 2002 India Arie saw her debut album, ‘Acoustic Soul,’ nominated seven times but earn zero golden gramophones.  Similarly, Jazmine Sullivan entered the 2009 Grammys nominated in five categories (including Best New Artist), but was snubbed in each.  Last, but not least, the most famous incident of this was when Mariah Carey‘s ‘Daydream’ era earned 6 nominations but went home without a single win.

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  1. Mami January 28, 2018


    • Bam January 28, 2018


    • Meme January 28, 2018

      It’s funny you say that because you would have been the same one saying she’s underrated if she was less popular. Ppl always do that.

    • Jasmine January 28, 2018

      I agree. She has no range in her voice and I question whether she can sing or just carry a tune.

    • Gavin Gavalli January 28, 2018

      Let us remember Mariah Carey sold 30 million copies of the album “Fantasy”, was nominated 6 times and did NOT win a single award! SZA will get over it. She can try again.

      • SdotB January 28, 2018

        Gavin Gavalli You mean the “Daydream” album, which was already mentioned in this article. Fantasy was just a single.

      • Jasmine January 29, 2018

        Gavin Gavalli This is more similar to what happened to India Arie. Mariah was different though when it happened because she was already a legendary artist deep on her path to being one of the best selling artist of all tie. In Mariah’s case she lost 1996 grammies to very very talented artists and there were people on the voting committee that hated the fact that Mariah was the new legend in tackling pop and r&b music at the same time:

        Album of the Year for “Daydream”
        -Lost to “Jagged Little Pill” by Alanis Morrisette

        Record of the Year for “One Sweet Day”
        -Lost to “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal

        Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “One Sweet Day”
        -Lost to “Have I Told You Lately” by The Chieftains and Van Morrison

        Best Pop Vocal Album for “Daydream”
        -Lost to “Turbulent Indingo” by Joni Mitchell

        Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Always Be My Baby”
        -Lost to “I apologize” by Anita Baker

        Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Fantasy”
        -Lost to “No More I Love You’s” by Annie Lennox

    • Okayyyy January 28, 2018

      Agree. She’s overrated. I’m more upset that trash Ed Sheeran won best Pop Album when he was literally the last person who should have.

  2. Dev January 28, 2018

    It is kinda odd….

  3. Yolanda January 28, 2018

    Hello my loves… Whose laughing at Monique now? Did SZA burn bridges? Who did SZA get upset? Is SZA difficult? Does SZA start unnecessary arguments? Is it SZA’s fault?

    • Jasmine January 28, 2018

      Monique has nothing to do with this. The people that were criticizing or disregarding Monique are still doing that. Sza is a winner here. Sza is getting bookings and concerts while Monique has no acting gigs since 2016. Monique is a loser. Sza is a winner. Sza I’d the new IT girl. Monique is the dusty has-been Auntie no one wants to work with!

    • Fancy BISH January 28, 2018

      “I love us for real.” -Monique

      • Yolanda January 28, 2018

        “Let’s have the conversation.” -Monique

  4. Yolanda January 28, 2018

    Hey Jawn Murray, Do you have an email you want to present on SZA?

  5. Meme January 28, 2018

    I really wanted Sza to win something. I mean she really is needed for the culture. She’s single handledly shifting the sound of black females in music and bringing the excitement for black female pop stars.

    • Faf January 28, 2018


  6. Jeans January 28, 2018

    I’m mad too!!! SZA should have won for best new artist. And I love Alessia Cara but still.

  7. RealNegro January 28, 2018

    The real drama will be Album of the Year especially if Lordes uneventful album beats Kdots!

    • Bam January 28, 2018

      Lol Jay-Z paid for that a few months ago.

  8. King January 28, 2018

    Why should we feel vindictated by people who don’t love us though ?

  9. Danyboo January 28, 2018

    She got India aired that’s why she showed up

  10. Saint January 28, 2018

    the grammy’s india.arie’d and jazmine sullivan’d her. i should’ve known that she wouldn’t win anything. the grammy’s truly have something against dark completed beauty minus lauryn hill. racism and sexism at it’s finest.

  11. CX January 28, 2018

    I firmly believe she is the next girl up. There’s always one black girl that can slip out of the “R&B”/“urban” boxes and take over the world. I think she’s it. The holy trinity (Bey, Rih, Nic) is gonna need to become a square soon. RCA and TDE need a MASSIVE record on her sophomore.

    • CX January 28, 2018

      I only say “one” because that’s how the industry seems to work every 5 years or so…. Out of all the girls one gets singled out and thrusted as the “POP STAR” to the masses and the others are just niche R&B acts.

      • SdotB January 28, 2018

        CX, every 5 years? Well Nicki came out (Main Stream) about 10 yrs ago so who came after her?

      • CX January 28, 2018

        I can’t honestly say there has been one.

        Since Nicki I can’t think of any other BLACK female artists that were propelled in such a way other than this love for SZA.

  12. BHYISI January 28, 2018

    SZA didn’t even deserve all those nominations in the first place.
    Another classic case of Twitter/social media hype not matching reality. Another was people actually thinking Cardi B deserved and was actually going to win a Grammy!HA!
    SZA just isn’t there yet for me vocally. Ctrl was so so, one half of the album was a bop, the rest should’ve stayed on the chopping floor. She has potential though so ill be checking for her for her 2nd era. Being Grammy nominated is better than not being nominated at all!

  13. eric January 28, 2018

    I was feeling sorry for her… until she performed. It wasn’t good guys.

    • Meteorite January 28, 2018

      I saw her preform live at the BET awards and thought she sounded horrible then. That and I found her style of music to be more alternative than RnB same with Gambino.
      But whatever it’s a new generation, every body can sing nowadays.

  14. Eric January 28, 2018

    Not surprise, that happen to Jazmine Sullivan too.

  15. Meteorite January 28, 2018

    Well for me as a Lamb, I have to be honest, “Daydream” by Mariah Carey was dull. I definitely find it to be one of her more weaker albums.

  16. nokukhanya queen June 13, 2018

    SZA is the best artist but my condolences for her lose

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