Frank Ocean’s Camp Missed a Deadline and Now He Can’t Win Any Grammys in 2017

An inside source says that Frank Ocean’s labels, management teams, and representatives did not enter Blonde or his visual album, Endless, for Grammy consideration by the Sept. 30 deadline.

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.

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