Frank Ocean dropped two brilliant albums back-to-back, but neither will be recognized by the Recording Academy.
Frank Ocean worked tirelessly to release two bodies of work last month: Blonde and his visual album Endless, which featured collaborations from Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell Williams, Jamie xx, ex-Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij, Kendrick Lamar, gospel singer Kim Burrell, James Blake and Paul McCartney, but their hard work will go unnoticed at next year's Grammys, Billboard reports. Not because of the untraditional method in which Ocean released the projects, but because of human error.
"A source confirms to Billboard that neither album was submitted for consideration by Ocean's labels or management, even though both were released well before the 2017 Grammy eligibility cutoff date of Sept. 30, 2016."
Blonde debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with 276,000 equivalent-album units, the third-largest total of the year.
Reps for Ocean declined to comment, so it's unknown whether it was purposefully left out the running, or it was a detrimental oversight.
No, seriously, how could someone make this mistake. You hear me, Drake?