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Snub: Jay-Z

The rap titan went 0-8. Only three other artists have ever had eight or more Grammy noms in one night and lost them all. Paul McCartney went 0-9 in 1965. Kanye West and Rihanna each went 0-8 last year. (Jay had the misfortune of vying with Kendrick Lamar in seven categories.) (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

2018 Grammy snubs and surprises

Paul Grein
Writer

It seemed likely that Bruno Mars’s 24K Magic would take the Grammy for Album of the Year, since the two potent rap albums in the running (Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and Jay-Z’s 4:44) no doubt split the rap vote right down the middle. But the 60th Annual Grammy Awards still offered a larger-than-usual number of snubs and surprises. Take a look.