The Weeknd Responds After Grammys 2021 Snub
The Weeknd has called out The Recording Academy after the nominations were announced for the 2021 Grammys.
The 30-year-old Blinding Lights singer is speaking out about the fact he received zero nominations for his After Hours album – which has been a huge success after it made chart history.
Writing on social media, The Weeknd responded, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
Reports came out on Tuesday, November 24, that the superstar was given an ultimatum before the nominations were released, and that is he was allegedly given two options: choose to receive nominations at the 2021 Grammys or perform at the Super Bowl LV.
Harvey Mason, Jr., the Chief of the Grammys, is speaking out about The Weeknd‘s allegations of corruption, saying, “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathise with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.
We are thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before… Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists. But as the only peer-voted music award, we will continue to recognise and celebrate excellence in music while shining a light on the many amazing artists that make up our global community.
To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd‘s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process.
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