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32 of the most surprising Grammy nominations ever

Yardbarker Logo By Yardbarker Contributors of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 33: Since 1959, the Recording Academy has honored music industry professionals with the annual bestowal of the Grammy Awards. And as with any awards voted on by a vast array of artists with different backgrounds, they haven't always reflected the popular opinion of the music consumer. This goes beyond winners and losers. Sometimes, the biggest surprises arrive with the announcement of the nominees. Either due to behind-the-scenes politicking, a dearth of worthy honorees or honest preference, some shocking names — both good and bad — have slipped through the nominating process over the years. Here are 32 nominees that raised many an eyebrow.

Nominations that have raised eyebrows over the years

Since 1959, the Recording Academy has honored music industry professionals with the annual bestowal of the Grammy Awards. And as with any awards voted on by a vast array of artists with different backgrounds, they haven't always reflected the popular opinion of the music consumer. This goes beyond winners and losers. Sometimes, the biggest surprises arrive with the announcement of the nominees. Either due to behind-the-scenes politicking, a dearth of worthy honorees or honest preference, some shocking names — both good and bad — have slipped through the nominating process over the years. Here are 32 nominees that raised many an eyebrow.

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