D.R.A.M., Anderson .Paak, Desiigner, and others react to receiving Grammy nominations.
The usual suspects are at the top of this year's Grammy nominations:Beyonce leads all artists with nine noms, while Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna have eight apiece. The big surprise is Chance the Rapper, who received a whopping seven nominations. Go Chance!
While Chance has yet to say anything, artists like D.R.A.M., Anderson .Paak, and Desiigner reacted enthusiastically upon hearing that they had received even one nomination. The Twittersphere at large also had much to say. See their reactions below. See the full list of Grammy nominations here.
I'm a Grammy nominated artist! Thank you Lord!! pic.twitter.com/Q90c6ba6H5— D.R.A.M. (@BIGBABYDRAM) December 6, 2016
THEY GONE THINK I WON A GRAMMY— Andy $ide$tick (@AndersonPaak) December 6, 2016
CHOPPA GO OSCAR FOR GRAMMY #PANDA4EVA— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) December 6, 2016
Sean Paul (@duttypaul) December 6, 2016
Shout out @AndersonPaak! Congrats on the Grammy Noms!— The Internet (@intanetz) December 6, 2016
PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) December 6, 2016
thank you world for the Grammy nomination, so honored— Gallant (@SoGallant) December 6, 2016
Not gonna lie I'd love to see chance leave out the Grammys with his hands full. Love that guy.— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) December 6, 2016
And then the peanut gallery:
The Grammys ain't the measuring tool for black art I don't know why everybody's stressing.— King Shotty (@Shottyisms) December 6, 2016
The fact that Drake and Bieber beat out Bowie and Radiohead for album of the year goes to show how much of a joke the Grammys really are.— mika (@ex_m1) December 6, 2016
Despite all politics and requirements this is still a pretty solid Grammy nominations list. I'm not too mad at it at all...or surprised— Browned 2 Perfection (@JunaeBrown) December 6, 2016
I see a good number of independent albums nominated in hip-hop and R&B. Dope! #GrammyNominations— Carl Chery (@carlcheryAM) December 6, 2016
this is still my favorite Grammy acceptance speech pic.twitter.com/5iXCJWDLhn— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) December 6, 2016
Can't tell Khaled nothing now that he can say Major Key is Grammy nominated.— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 6, 2016
Ok the fact that @chancetherapper has 7 nominations is proof God exists and that you don't need to sign a label if art is what you produce— Lil Max (@bravostydia) December 6, 2016