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The Recording Academy’s Voting Process

The Recording Academy’s Voting Process

Couple goals: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are tied for the most Grammy nominations of all time, with five apiece. Beyoncé also won three awards at the show.

Singer Justin Timberlake surprised an audience by thanking them for voting for his song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” at the 2012 Grammy Awards, which he won for best pop vocal performance. Timberlake’s co-writer and fellow songwriter Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”) made his debut with a song he wrote and performed back-to-back with Timberlake on the 2009 album “The 20/20 Experience.”

Beyoncé’s first single from her album “Lemonade” and her first collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas, “Drunk in Love,” were both Grammy nominees.

Justin Timberlake

“Can’t Stop the Feeling”

The Recording Academy’s voting process for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards is complicated. Each eligible song is submitted by two nominees. From there, each nominated song is given one vote. The first ballot voters are then invited to vote for a second time, with the top 50 songs moving on to the next stage. In those cases, each song is given two votes. This continues on, until the top 20 are decided and the voting process ends.

The Recording Academy does provide a small number of exemptions. In the case of an artist who has only had one or two songs in consideration at the time, the voters are not given the opportunity to vote more than once. In addition, songs written by a songwriter associated with a group, and performed by that group, are not eligible. Songs that are less than three minutes in length or can be found on any other non-certified recording released prior to this past January are also not eligible.

The Recording Academy does not permit the use of any vote-splitting or rounding procedures that would allow members of a winning or losing country group to split their votes.

Beyoncé’s “Halo” won Album Of The Year. Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” won in the pop category, and Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas were the

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