Did A Cash Money Error Cost Drake’s “Hotline Bling” A Grammy Nomination?

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Somebody at Cash Money may have some ‘splainin’ to do to Drake.

As Monday’s (Dec. 7) Grammy nominations remain a trending topic some 24 hours later, Drizzy’s five nods are now the center of discussion. The Young Money rapper snatched up a total of five: Best Rap Performance (“Back to Back” and “Truffle Butter”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Only”), Best Rap Song (“Energy”) and Best Rap Album (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late). While the “Back To Back” nomination caught fans off guard – and earned Drake some praise – Drake’s biggest single was left off the list: “Hotline Bling.” But why?

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The rumor mill is churning out that the fluke was Cash Money’s fault, according to HitsDailyDouble. The site reports: “It’s worth noting that Drake’s massive “Hotline Bling” was not submitted, due to a clerical error on the part of label Cash Money. That huge hit might well have been a multiple-category contender but for this goof.” The nature of the supposed “error” was never made clear, however.

Since the release of the contenders for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Drake has made no reference to his nominations. Maybe he’s somewhere looking for answers like: