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Fans did not take kindly to Beyoncé’s Grammy nomination for rock performance

Apparently rock is dead.


Kristen Hubby


Posted on Dec 6, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:49 am CDT

On Tuesday morning, history was made when the nominations for the annual 59th Grammy Awards were released, giving Beyoncé a total of nine in favor of her revolutionary album Lemonade. But people are losing their minds over one nomination, as her track “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” featuring Jack White, is up for best rock performance.

Die-hard fans of good ol’ rock n’ roll are questioning why the pop and R&B artist is even considered in a rock category, completely ignoring the fact that Detroit rocker Jack White is part of the nomination as well, and the hard-rocking song itself. Fans are saying “rock is dead” and accusing the Grammys of being “a joke,” but needless to say the reactions to boundaries being challenged are to be expected.

But some people decided to cope with the fact that Yoncé is, in fact, the “Queen B.”

The singer is nominated for record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, best music video, and other well-deserved nods. For best rock performance, Beyoncé will be up against Alabama Shakes’s “Joe (Live From the Artist Den),” David Bowie’s “Blackstar,” Disturbed’s “The Sound of Silence,” and Twenty One Pilots’s “Heathens.”  

Beyoncé made history in becoming the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with 62 nominations and 20 wins. Now we will just see if she makes history again, winning best rock performance to show these haters she ain’t sorry.

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: Dec 6, 2016, 5:45 pm CST