The late Chris Cornell received his fifteenth nomination during the 2018 Grammy Awards, his first following his tragic death in May. Cornell’s “The Promise” is up for best rock performance category, which would be his third Grammy win if he wins.
Cornell is not alone in posthumous nominations this year. His song, which he wrote for the Oscar Isaac film of the same title, is competing up against late icon Leonard Cohen for “You Want It Darker.” Cohen, who passed away in November 2016, is also nominated in the best american roots performance for “Steer Your Way.”
Actress Carrie Fisher, who died of cardiac rest in December 2016, is nominated in the Spoken Word category for her witty audio book recording of her memoir The Princess Diarist. She was previously nominated in 2009, but if she wins, this will be her first Grammy Award.
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band also garnered a couple of nominations, including for best American roots song and best Americana album for “My Only True Friend” and Southern Blood, respectively.
Of the many snubs that have been mulled upon since the release of this year’s nominations, Linkin Park was one of the most notable since front-man Chester Bennington took his own life in July — two months after the band’s seventh studio album One More Light was released.
Q-Tip also pointed out in an Instagram rant that A Tribe Called Quest‘s final album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (which was released Nov. 11, 2016) did not make the cut of nominations. Founding member Phife Dawg had recorded the LP with the rest of the band prior to passing in March 2016. In Q-Tip’s rant, the rapper points out the Grammy’s history of snubbing massive artists, from Bob Marley to Jimi Hendrix. Q-Tip also kept it short and simple on Twitter, posting, “F— da Grammys!!!”