And, as usual, there was a laundry list of eyebrow-raising snubs and a bunch of straight up oddball nods.
The fact that Abel was tapped to play the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is a further homage to his popularity and success this year - and yet another reason why people are scratching their heads after seeing his marked absence from the Recording Academy's noms.
Beyonce is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop stars anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations.
It was another year, another letdown for K-pop, an worldwide phenomenon the Academy has been glacial to accept.
The harsh words come less than a year after the Recording Academy's ousted CEO accused the group that determines nominations in the top categories of having conflicts of interest and not engaging in a transparent selection process.
RNC chairwoman calls on MI officials to pause election certification
An attempt to stop Nevada's certification, brought by failed Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, was thrown out Friday. The Trump campaign requested a recount in two heavily Democratic-leaning counties that put Biden over the top in Wisconsin.
In better news, Taylor and her NBA-player husband Iman Shumpert welcomed their second child earlier this year, a daughter named Rue Rose.
"It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very odd to me", he wrote on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus' little sister Noah has been nominated in the the Best New Artist category. They defined the year and yet didn't get a single mention. Changes, was and is an R&B album.
The move seemed surprising for a genre brimming with young, streaming-friendly talent - but it's not unlike the Academy to reward the timeworn and technique-driven.
Now, the singer has 14 total nominations since his debut 10 years ago at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. In shocking developments, her master recordings of her first six albums were sold to Scooter Braun and then just this week, sold to a private investment fund by him (without Taylor's knowledge). And the regular edition of the album was released and entered in this category a year ago.
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington earned a nod in the category Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work on Becoming, Nadia Hallgren's documentary about Michelle Obama. "In my opinion zero nominations - you're not invited!"