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Frank Ocean not eligible for Grammys after missed submission deadline

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Frank Ocean’s new music may have received good reviews, but the albums may not be receiving any Grammys. 

The mysterious singer did not submit his first albums in four years, Blonde and Endless, by the Sept. 30 eligibility deadline to be considered for the February awards show, a Grammys rep confirmed to Billboard.

Blonde more so than the visual album Endless was pegged to be considered for recognition. Ocean made waves with his acclaimed debut Channel Orange in 2012, eventually nabbing nominations for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Record of the Year. He won Best Urban Contemporary Album.

After much anticipation and four years of build up, Endless and Blonde were released Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, respectively. Blonde debuted at No.1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 albums chart with 276,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Initial entries for Grammy consideration were due Aug. 24.

The first wave of Grammy ballots were mailed out to voters Friday, according the awards show’s website. Their votes are due back Nov. 4.

Reps for Ocean and the Grammys did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

The Grammys will air on Feb. 12, 2017 on CBS.

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