Cash Money Records Lets Drake Down
According to Hits Daily Double, Cash Money Records forgot to submit Drake’s biggest hit of the year, “Hotline Bling,” to be considered for multiple categories.
The surprise here is D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s “Really Love.” While the RCA soul artist earned great reviews for his 2015 album, Black Messiah, the set vanished quickly and D’Angelo didn’t resurface subsequently in the mainstream. “Really Love,” which is also nominated for Best R&B Song, is the only song in the category that wasn’t a commercial hit. But this category’s wild card does up the cool factor. Props to Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein for talking up Black Messiah in his mid-year assessment of the field.
It’s worth noting that Drake’s massive “Hotline Bling” was not submitted, due to a clerical error on the part of label Cash Money. That huge hit might well have been a multiple-category contender but for this goof.
Spotted at Talk Your Ish Blog