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Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’ Won’t Compete for Comedy Album Grammy

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There it’s once more, that humorous feeling … that the Grammys are making one other controversial choice. As the Recording Academy prepares to vote on nominations for the 2022 awards, Bo Burnham’s album Inside (The Songs) won’t be eligible within the Best Comedy Album class the place it was submitted, Billboard reports. Instead, will probably be moved to Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, a class that historically honors movie and tv soundtracks, per a call made by an Academy genre-screening committee. The transfer comes regardless of Inside (The Songs) being one of many highest-charting comedy albums in recent times, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Comedy Albums chart and No. 7 on the Billboard 200. It’s the second such public style swap in latest days, after the Recording Academy moved Kacey Musgraves’s Star-crossed from Best Country Album to Best Pop Vocal Album in opposition to the needs of her label.

In Burnham’s case, the foundations and pointers for the upcoming sixty fourth Grammy Awards observe that “musical/novelty recordings” are eligible for Best Comedy Album, as are albums recorded “as part of a video project.” Meanwhile, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media acknowledges albums which are “predominantly song or non-original instrumental compositions, created specifically for or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series, video game, or other visual media production.” If Inside (The Songs) is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack, the primary distinction can be that it will compete primarily in opposition to film and TV soundtrack albums, moderately than different comedy-special albums. Burnham has additionally submitted the tune “All Eyes on Me” for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the counterpart songwriting class, in addition to Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year, whereas Inside (The Songs) is submitted for Album of the Year.

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