Frank Ocean’s Camp Missed a Deadline and Now He Can’t Win Any Grammys in 2017
This means that neither work will qualify to be nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. Blonde debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 276,000 equivalent album units, which was the third-largest sales total of 2016.
It is uncertain whether Endless, Ocean’s visual album, would even qualify for a nomination since it is only available as an Apple Music streaming exclusive. The Recording Academy updated the Grammy rules in June to open eligibility for streaming-only releases, but Endless’s status as a “visual album” complicates its qualification. It doesn’t matter now, though. Ocean’s dogs ate his homework, and the future remains uncertain.
The 2017 Grammy Award nominees will be announced on Dec. 8 and the show will air on Feb. 12, 2017, on CBS.