Both Ocean's Blonde, an indie release, and Endless, a Def Jam release, were not submitted for consideration in time. The deadline was Sept. 30. (You can hear our early Grammy predictions right here.)
There's no word on why the albums hadn't been submitted, but at least Frocean already has some Grammys! He won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "No Church in the Wild" with Kanye West and Jay Z in 2013.
Here's Ocean on winning a different award: a BRIT: