REPORTS:  Grammy 2018 Nomination Snubs and Surprises

REPORTS: Grammy 2018 Nomination Snubs and Surprises

Harry Styles (photo from his website www.HarryStyles.com)

When the 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning, there were many surprising shutouts — including presumed frontrunners Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sam Smith. Check out the biggest shockers among the noms.

Snub: Ed Sheeran – The British pop star was widely expected to be nominated for Record, Album, and Song of the Year, but was shockingly passed over in all three categories. He is, however, up for Best Pop Vocal Album. (Photo: Getty Images)

Snub: Harry Styles – The former One Direction star, who had a smash hit with the critically acclaimed “Sign of the Times,” was shut out completely — passed over for noms for Record, Album and Song of the Year, and even for Best Rock Album. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)

Snub: Miranda Lambert – The country star’s acclaimed double-album The Weight of These Wings was passed over for noms for both Album of the Year and Best Country Album. (Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Surprise: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee – The duo’s chart-busting “Despacito” (featuring Justin Bieber) was nominated for both Record and Song of the Year. The Record nom was expected; the Song nom, which specifically goes to songwriters, was a bit of a surprise. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Snub: Katy Perry – The pop star’s Witness was passed over for a nom for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her two most recent albums, Teenage Dream and Prism, were both nominated in the category. Perry has yet to win a single Grammy. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rogers and Cowan)

Surprise: Drake – The Canadian hip-hop star’s More Life dominated the charts this year. So why didn’t he receive a single nomination? He reportedly pulled a Frank Ocean-esque protest move and chose not to submit the album for consideration. (Photo: Ross Gilmore/Getty Images)

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By Paul Grein

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