Entertainment The most surprising Grammy nominations ever

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 The most surprising Grammy nominations ever | Clever Number This goes beyond winners and losers. Sometimes the biggest surprises

Nominations that have raised eyebrows over the years. Since 1959, the Recording Academy has honored music industry professionals with the annual bestowal of the Grammy Awards. And as with any awards voted on by a vast array of artists with different backgrounds

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The law firm DLA Piper also said that 160,000 data breaches have been reported in this time -- most of them coming from the UK, Germany or the Netherlands. The last year has seen an increase in breaches reported by 12.6 per cent compared to the first eight months of the GDPR.

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BAFTA Nominations Spark Dreaded #BAFTAsSoWhite Hashtag, Org Says It “Would Have Liked To See More Diversity”

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Either due to behind-the-scenes politicking, a dearth of worthy honorees or honest preference, some shocking names – both good and bad – have slipped through the nominating process over the years. Here are 32 nominees that raised many an eyebrow.

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Ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan Calls for 'Transparency' in Letter to the Board .
The former CEO of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, sent a letter to the Executive Committee of the Board to call for "transparency and accountability" as the two sides go forward in their legal battle. © Reuters The 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., November 14, 2019 - Deborah Dugan. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok "The Academy initially brought this dispute to the public's attention," Dugan writes, "and I am asking you to agree to let the public and music industry access the legal proceedings to come in this case. I have nothing to hide.

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