Don’t expect to see any “WAP” at next year’s Grammy Awards. Cardi B reportedly did not submit the song, featuring Megan Thee Stallion, for consideration.
Since being released on Aug. 7, “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion has become one of the biggest songs of the year. The hit collaboration topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for four non-consecutive weeks. “WAP” falls within the 2021 Grammy Awards deadline, which is honoring music released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020.
Cardi B reportedly did not submit “WAP” for consideration at the next Grammy Awards, so that she can save it for the campaign behind her next album. According to Pitchfork, the song will be submitted with the Dominican-American’s yet-to-be-announced album for the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Most artists with a chance like Cardi’s of submitting their lead single for coming Grammy Awards and their album for the next after will do it as such. At the 2015 Grammy Awards Taylor was nominated for “Shake it Off” and the following year the song’s parent album, 1989, won Album of the Year. That’s another way of extending an album’s shelf life.
It’s not a party without Cardi, so hopefully she will still show up the 2021 Grammy Awards in some capacity.