The superstar rapper and singer, long a critic of the awards, was nominated in two categories, best rap album and best rap performance.
The Recording Academy, which expanded the top competitions to 10 slots, announces its first ballot since ending its heavily criticized review committees in nearly all categories.
“Certified Lover Boy” dominated the charts, but something seems to have shifted in the most influential pop star of the past decade.
His new album “Certified Lover Boy” is full of familiar anxieties and sounds, and barbed words for Kanye West, a mentor turned nemesis.
The rappers’ anticipated albums, “Certified Lover Boy” and “Donda” — both potential streaming blockbusters — arrived within five days of each other, with very different rollouts.