The Artist: 2 Chainz
The Nomination: Based On A T.R.U. Story for "Best Rap Album"
Why It Surprised Us: While 2 Chainz had a HUGE year in rap, he's still not the most commercially viable MC in the world. So, we wouldn't have blinked if the Grammy voters had left him off the "Best Rap Album" list. But, to their credit, they gave Tity Boi props for making his solo debut this year. And, we were definitely surprised about it.