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Artist: Alessia Cara
Category: Best New Artist
Why She Should've Been Nominated: At just 20 years old, Alessia Cara has contributed several singles to the Top 40 list, immortalized her voice in the credits of a Disney movie (if you haven't yet seen Moana, do so immediately), and performed on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest. It feels like an injustice for Cara to not earn a nomination, given her transformation from YouTube cover artist to major pop star in just over a year. I mean, what did you accomplish last year, Grammys voters?
—Rebecca Deczynski, editorial assistant, @rebeccadecz
Category: Album of the Year
Why She Should've Been Nominated: Anti showed us a Rihanna we didn't even know existed before the album's January 2016 drop. Void of her usual pop-dance bangers and featuring a Tame Impala cover, it took a few listens to get used to this side of Rih. The record felt fully realized in a way that many stars don't bother to attempt; a portrait of the cool-headed singer stepping out of her box and spilling her damn guts. Chance the Rapper really said it best: "Rihanna's Anti is underrated. Don't @ me."
—Yasmeen Gharnit, social media editor, @yazzysjazzy