Grammys 2020: snubs, surprises and twists

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Fans bemoaned the absence of a number of artists old and new on the list.

The organizers of the Grammy Awards are in negotiations with the city of New York to bring the annual music show back to the Big Apple.NEW YORK - The short lists for the 62nd annual Grammy awards that celebrate the best in music feature a slate of rising talent that edged out a number of expected acts.

Bruce Springsteen, who boasts 20 wins over his iconic career, also failed to win a nomination for his solo workNetflix special missed out on Best Music Film.Pop acts Ed Sheeran and The Jonas Brothers also had little to show after Wednesday's nomination announcement, getting just one nod each. The Queen of Pop herself was also left out: Madonna, a seven-time Grammy winner with 28 nominations to her household name, was passed over for her 14th album Madame X.Best album nominations for experimental indie act Bon Iver and buoyant alt rockers Vampire Weekend came out of left field, though both records were critically acclaimed.

The latter was arrested in February in his hometown Atlanta by US immigration agents who said he had been living stateside illegally since overstaying a visa that expired in 2006, when he was a minor -- and to the surprise of his fans was discovered to have been born in Britain.

 

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