The 2018 Grammy nominations are here — but that doesn’t mean everyone was included.
Pop artists who have dominated major categories in recent years, including Adele, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith, were excluded from the major categories in the 2018 noms, making room for more hip hop and R&B noms from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more.
One snub causing a stir on social media is that of Ed Sheeran. After cleaning up the 2016 Grammys with Thinking Out Loud, fans had good reason to expect his 2017 Divide would take home some trophies. So when the singer only earned two nods in the pop category (pop vocal performance and pop vocal album), some were clearly disappointed.
One user was so upset over the snub they wrote in all caps.
“HOW DID ED SHEERAN NOT GET NOMINATED FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR,” the tweet read. “THE GRAMMYS ARE CANCELLED THROW THE WHOLE GRAMMYS AWAY.”
Others were simply in shock.
“Omg Ed sheeran getting snubbed all over the place,” one user wrote.
Absolute stunner that Ed Sheeran didn’t get nominated for Record, Song, OR Album of the Year,” another said.
But not everyone was in tears. Others welcomed the snub, creating a great debate in the Twittersphere.
“I feel like Ed Sheeran has been snubbed and I like that,” one user shared.
Some even thanked the Recording Academy for leaving Sheeran out of the major awards.
“I would like to personally thank The Recording Academy for not nominating Ed Sheeran for Album, Record, or Song of the Year,” on user wrote.
Others applauded (in the form of a GIF) the Academy for ignoring Sheeran’s “boring”…