Ryan Adams, Fetty Wap and 'Hamilton' released records just before the Grammys' deadline, but did Janet Jackson attempt (and fail) an 11th-hour bum-rush?

The industry's grand tradition of rushing out albums to meet the Grammys' end-of-September deadline may have seemed like a quieter-than-usual affair this year, but there were a few smartly timed arrivals. On Sept. 25, Fetty Wap's self-titled debut hit stores, possibly to capitalize on the New Jersey rapper's white-hot summer. That same day Hamilton's original cast recording was released digitally, qualifying the Broadway soundtrack for a possible album of the year nomination.

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