Drake Victorious at 2023 Grammys Even Although He Didn’t Submit His Work for Awards

Drake doesn’t love the Grammys however they love him — the rapper gained an award on the 2023 Grammys although he determined to not submit his newest album for awards.

Drake gained finest melodic rap efficiency for his visitor look on Future’s “Anticipate U,” which grew to become No. 1 pop hit and likewise options Afrobeats star Tems. “Anticipate U” seems on Future’s album, I By no means Preferred You.

Drake walked into Sunday’s present with 4 nominations. Drake was a double nominee in finest rap music — for “Anticipate U” and for co-writing Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” — however misplaced to Kendrick Lamar’s “The Coronary heart Half 5.” Drake can also be nominated for album of the yr since he co-wrote “Heated” on Beyoncé’s Renaissance.

Drake determined to not submit his newest album, the house-heavy Truthfully, Nevermind, or any of its singles, together with the hits “Jimmy Crooks,” “Sticky” and “Huge,” for Grammys. The five-time Grammy winner has criticized the awards present over time and even withdrew his two nominations for the 2022 awards.

His struggle with the Grammys adopted The Weeknd’s points with the awards present. The Weeknd vowed to boycott the Grammys after he did not garner nominations for his multi-hit album After Hours and the huge hit “Blinding Lights” on the 2021 present. However he nonetheless competed on the 2022 Grammys due to his visitor appearances on albums by Kanye West and Doja Cat, and ultimately gained the identical class Drake gained — finest melodic rap efficiency for “Hurricane” with West.

The Weeknd, a three-time Grammy winner, continued his boycott this yr and didn’t submit his newest album, Daybreak FM, for rivalry.