The 2017 GRAMMYs marked a major night for artists like Adele (who took home all five awards she was up for, including Album of the Year for 25) and Chance the Rapper (he scored three awards including Best New Artist). Even Beyoncé, whose Lemonade not winning Album of the Year was the ceremony's huge shocker (and her friend Adele tearfully agreed) picked up two gramophones. But the biggest robbery of the night undoubtedly belonged to Rihanna, one of the most influential artists of our time who never truly gets her proper recognition.
The singer's eighth album, ANTI (released last January), was up for six nominations including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Work" and Best R&B Song for "Kiss It Better." Her other two nods were for collaborative features with Drake and Kanye West. It was the most she's ever received for a single project, and rightfully so. ANTI is Rihanna's riskiest, most cohesive, genre-bending and fearless body of work to date. But the middle-aged white men sitting too comfortably on the Recording Academy committee couldn't shake off their frustratingly traditional mindset and felt it wasn't worth a GRAMMY, and Rihanna left the ceremony empty-handed.