By Olivia Bahou
Dec 08, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Like Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, Drake was another name missing from the list of 2018 Grammy nominations. But unlike those singers, his album More Life was released during the period of eligibility—Drake just didn’t submit it for consideration.

According to Variety, the songs were not submitted by the late-August deadline, whether by mistake or intentional, so they weren’t considered for any awards in 2018. In fact, Drake has a complicated history with the award show, having been nominated 35 times but only taken home three trophies.

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Drake was first nominated in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2012 that the star took home his first Grammy for Best Rap Album for Take Care.

In 2016, he had eight noms, including for his album Views and song “Work.” This was the only other year Drake struck gold at the Grammys, taking home two awards for “Hotline Bling”: Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song.

While we won’t be seeing him at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, maybe Drake will work, work, work, work, work his way to another win in 2019.

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