Even before first-round voting for the 64th annual Grammy Awards opened in October, we knew that some albums wouldn’t be in the expected genre categories.
Kacey Musgraves’ star-crossed was moved from best country album to best pop vocal album, while Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) was slotted in best compilation soundtrack for visual media, not best comedy album, as had been expected.
These were hardly the only albums that wound up on the Grammy ballot in places you might not expect, but that’s bound to happen as artists increasingly cross genres.
Read more below from Billboard.com to see some of this year’s borderline albums. Nominations will be announced Nov. 23, and the winners will be revealed Jan. 31, 2022.