2 Chainz and Wale

Frank Ocean, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, Wale, & Elle Varner React to GRAMMY Nominations

It was a night of celebration for many (and disappointment for some) when the nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced last night.

An awestruck Frank Ocean had few words to say about his six nominations for his debut channel ORANGE. His Def Jam labelmate 2 Chainz was grateful for his first Grammy nod for Best Rap Album for his debut Based on a T.R.U. Story, Wale was in disbelief (“Lotus Flower Bomb” was nominated for Best Rap Song), and Rihanna shared her three nominations with her fans.

But not everyone was celebrating. Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to vent about the pop superstar’s shutout.

Check out some of the reactions from Twitter.

Frank Ocean: “wow…..”

Rihanna: “Congrats guys, we got #3 Grammy Nods!!! #ThugLife”

2 Chainz: “I jus wanna use this opportunity to thank GOD for everything that has taken place in my life good and bad. 1st album 1st grammy nomination.”

Nas: “Been a bit under the weather but wanted to thank everyone for the love. Life isn’t just good… It’s GREAT!”

Rick Ross: “#GFID #Grammy nominated.shit is amazing!!means so much to a young boss.”

Young Jeezy: “The hustle is real. Nominated for a Grammy. Salute to the fans.”

Wale: “Hol up… Wtf?!!!???? This is unreal”

Melanie Fiona: “Words can’t even describe how much THIS particular nomination means. Thank You.”

Ed Sheeran: “A team. A song I wrote with no home, no money, anything, nominated or best record at the Grammys. A dream come true. Ecstatic xxx. I can’t describe how happy I am.”

R. Kelly: “Honored to have received a 24th #Grammy nomination with #WriteMeBack up for @TheGRAMMYs Best R&B Album! Thx to fans for all the support!”

John Legend: “@Ludacris we got a Grammy nom. Nice!”

Estelle: “My Team and my darlings rock. Thanks for all the love.”


Tyrese: “2 Grammy nominations ladies and gentleman of the WORLD..!! This is truly one of the greatest nights of my life… We literally did my new OPEN INVITATION ALBUM in my GARAGE!!! R&B Album of the YEAR!!! I at my house going CRAZY RIGHT NOW!!!”

?uestlove of The Roots: “whoa…i just checked the entire nominee list…shocked that the usual nom hogs are…well…man is this the year of the underdog?”


Janelle Monáe: “Me & fun. Our song ‘We are young’ was Grammy nominated album of the year, record of the yr, best pop vocal duo/group! I’m so proud of these guys! And very honored to be apart.”

Anthony Hamilton: “Thanks everybody for the congrats and well wishes. I’m humbled and grateful.”

Ne-Yo: “[I] love what Frank is doing with R&B right now. Frank is the kind of guy that’s gonna do what he likes, do what he wants to do and you’re either gonna like it or you’re gonna not. Well, Frank, they like it. Six nominations? I think they like it, so congratulations.”

Tyler, the Creator: “YELLOW SUIT READY? @frank_ocean MY NI**A”

Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s manager): “this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”