- 24 Nov 21
Both Marilyn Manson and DaBaby appeared in Kanye West's record Donda, which is up for Best Album.
Due to a newly implemented regulation, Marilyn Manson and DaBaby could take home their first-ever Grammy award.
Both artists received a nomination thanks to their appearance on Kanye West's Donda, which is up for Best Album at this year's edition of the awards. The decision has come under fire as the pair have been marred by controversy over the last year.
Marilyn Manson has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple women, as well as a recent assault charge after allegedly spitting on a videographer at a New Hampshire concert. Da Baby, on the other hand, found himself in hot water after making homophobic and misogynistic comments at Rolling Loud Miami earlier this year.
In May, The Recording Academy removed regulations that permitted only contributors credited on at least 33% of the album’s playing time to be eligible for the prize. The change - meant to acknowledge the work of often overlooked collaborators like songwriters and producers - allowed for the two controversial artists to receive the nod for the coveted prize.
Marilyn Manson and DaBaby both appeared in the same song on Kanye West latest album, 'Jail pt 2'. Despite an initial wave of criticism, Kanye West doubled down on the collaboration with Manson taking part in one of the rapper's Sunday Service Choir's concerts.
The pair's nomination is not the only controversial nod by the Grammy's, as comedian Louis C.K. is in the running for Best Comedy Album - his comedy special Sincerely Louis C.K marking his return to the scene after his departure in 2017 following a number of accusations of sexual misconduct.