Macklemore didn't submit latest album to Grammys

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February 10, 2017
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NEW YORK (AP):

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn't submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said Macklemore and Lewis didn't submit This Unruly Mess I Made when submissions were due last September.

The album, the group's second, was released last February. Frank Ocean also didn't submit his two latest albums for the Grammys.

Representatives for the rap group and the Grammys, which will be presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, didn't immediately reply to emails seeking comment.

In 2014, Macklemore and Lewis won best rap album for their multi-platinum debut, The Heist, best rap song and rap performance for the crossover pop hit, Thrift Shop, and best new artiste.