Bo Burnham’s “Inside (The Songs)” deemed ineligible for comedy Grammy
October 14, 2021 Matt Kleinschmidt Albums, Bo Burnham, Grammys
In March, Bo Burnham dropped a Netflix special Inside which became a COVID sensation. Singularly filmed by the comedian during his time spent in lockdown. Fans heavily related to the music of he special – one in particular about Amazon’s overlord took off on social platforms like TikTok.
Burnham later released all the tracks from the special as an album, Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) which, until very recently, seemed like an obvious choice for a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Given how the special already won Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
However, today Billboard is reporting that the Recording Academy has deemed the album ineligible to compete for the category at this year’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy’s annual screening committee doesn’t make their deliberations public so it is not quite clear as to why this decision was made. But we’re positive it was probably due to some arbitrary nonsense. However, the word on the street is the album is still in consideration for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, where it would compete with movie and video game soundtracks.