Grammy: Drake’s “Back To Back” Earns Grammy Nomination.

Drake has a history of shooting tracks onto the internet which
become hits and land Grammy
nominations. Last year it was “0
To 100;” this year it’s “Back To
Back,” the diss track-turned hit
record. “I’ve never felt like, ‘Oh, people
will bite at anything that’s
Drake,’” the rapper told FADER earlier this year. “I’m just not that
guy. I don’t feel that way about any
of my music… If it didn’t connect,
I would have a huge problem… I’m
really trying. It’s not like I’m just
sitting here, just fuckin’ shooting with my eyes closed. Like, I’m trying. I’m really trying to make music for your life.” The success of a diss track caused
excitement on Twitter. Hot 97/
Beats 1 DJ Ebro Darden suggested
that the nomination took place
against Drake’s wishes: “Rumor
behind the scenes that Drake did not want that song submitted.”
“Drake definitely wanted focus on
‘Hotline Bling,’” he added.
However, earlier this year, Fuse reported that the rapper’s team did not submit his crossover smash for
Grammy consideration. This is
partially because the deadline for submission is August 26, at which point the track had only been out
less than a month. Other Twitter users focused on the
irony of a diss track being in the
position to win a Grammy award:
if Drake is victorious, some joked
that he will have to thank Meek
Mill in his acceptance speech. The rapper was also nominated for
Best Rap Album (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Best Rap Song (“Energy”), and his
features on Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle
Butter” and “Only.”

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