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Grammys Switching to Online Voting, Changes Top Album Rule

The changes will take effect in time for the 2018 show in the fall.

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    The Recording Academy announced the changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members.

    The Grammys Awards are transitioning to online voting and have updated rules for its top category, album of the year.

    The Recording Academy announced the changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members. Voting for the 2018 show will take place in the fall.

    Another major change is the addition of songwriters to nominees for album of the year, which has been reserved for artists, producers and engineers. However, all participants on the album, including featured artists, songwriters, producers and engineers, must now be credited with at least 33 percent or more playing time to be eligible for nomination.

    Prior to the new rule, all participants on an album would earn a nomination even if they worked on one song.

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