The Recording Academy revealed Tuesday that it has expanded the number of nominations for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist, from five nominees to eight, Variety reports. The changes will be implemented right away, with the next Grammy Awards in 2019.
The announcement was sent to Academy members this morning, which said of the expansion, “This change will better reflect the large number of entries in these categories and allow voters greater flexibility when selecting this year’s best recordings.” These are the biggest changes the Grammys has implemented since the award show was introduced in 1959.
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