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GRAMMY NOMS BY
THE NUMBERS: RECORD OF THE YEAR


Since the Recording Academy expanded the major categories from five to eight nominees two years ago, a pattern has emerged in Record of the Year, as the nominees have typically been split between so-called Grammy “favorites” and commercial hits. Looking at the last two Grammys, Bon Iver, H.E.R., Black Pumas and Beyoncé earned nominations in ROTY with tracks that were all well under 500k in activity at the time. In 2018, the first year of the expansion, Brandi Carlile was the only commercial outlier in the category—the rest were bona fide hits.

Among the smashes bizarrely missing in Record are The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” and Harry Styles’ “Adore You,” which topped radio, streaming and sales charts.

HITS LIST HITS THE HOME STRETCH
Won't be long now. (11/28a)
CHART FINAL: TASTIER THAN LEFTOVER GIBLETS
The Lipmans are thankful for their superstars. (11/28a)
THE LENNY BEER
PRE-HOLIDAY ALBUM
There's light at the end of the tunnel. (11/28a)
CHARLES KOPPELMAN, 1940-2022
An entrepreneur who knew everybody and had a good jump shot. (11/28a)
SONG REVENUE: TURKEY TROT
The rich get richer. (11/28a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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