Don’t Be Confused! Shatta Wale Hasn’t Earned Any Grammy Nomination

The nominees list for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards was revealed earlier and unfortunately there seems to be divided opinions as to whether Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has earned himself a nomination or not.

The answer is a big NO!

Beyonce’s album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and some argue that Shatta Wale also becomes a nominee by virtue of co-writing a song on the album.

Well that argument will hold if Shatta Wale performed at least 51% of playing time on the album before he could be considered a nominee.

According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to artists that perform albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded pop vocal tracks.

As it stands, Beyonce is the only person who performed at least 51% playing time — any featured artiste with less than that will not be considered a nominee — and therefore she remains the only nominee in that category.

Even if Beyonce’s album was nominated in another category, let’s say Album Of The Year, Shatta Wale as a featured artiste again needed at least 31% playing time to be considered a nominee.

So there you have it, Shatta Wale is not a Grammy Award nominee — at least not at the moment.