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First off, it must be said that having the most nominations doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the front-runner to win top prizes. Last year Lizzo had the most bids but it was Billie Eilish who swept the general field. And the year before Kendrick Lamar topped the nominations tally thanks to the “Black Panther” soundtrack, but he only won once at that event.
In fact, R&b and rap acts have received the most nominations in most years lately, thanks in no small part to how common collaborations are in hip-hop, often giving artists multiple chances at nominations per category.