The Weeknd Blasts ‘Corrupt’ Grammys After Snub

Written by on November 24, 2020

The Weeknd was utterly shut out of the Grammy nominations.

Regardless of releasing one of many largest albums of the yr, After Hours, the Toronto crooner’s title was nowhere to be discovered when the nominations had been introduced on Tuesday, surprising followers and his friends together with Child Cudi, who tweeted, “Abel was robbed man this shits weak.”

Many questioned how this might occur, even suggesting that The Weeknd didn’t submit his title for consideration. However one reporter countered that argument, saying that his title was submitted and but he nonetheless wasn’t nominated.

In an interview with Selection, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. was requested how an album as large as The Weeknd’s might be utterly ignored.

“It actually simply comes all the way down to the voting physique that decides,” he stated. “We’ve eight nomination slots to fill in [the ‘Big Four’ categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist], 5 in others, and the voters vote for his or her favorites. It’s actually fascinating, although.”

Mason stood behind his voting committee, insisting that the method is thorough. “All of the information get the fairest of truthful shakes. We hearken to all of the music — even an album, you’re listening to nearly the entire album, it takes I don’t know what number of hours,” he stated. “It’s an extended, arduous course of and other people take pleasure in it. The folks in that room care: there’s no agendas in there, there’s no ‘let’s snub this particular person’ or that particular person. It’s about, ‘Let’s attempt to discover excellence.’”

When requested if The Weeknd was on the shortlist, he wouldn’t say. “We by no means discuss what’s on the shortlist, so I’ll depart it at that,” he stated.

Abel has but to handle the snub. In the meantime, others like Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, and Nicki Minaj took to social media to share their very own grievances with the Grammys.

UPDATE: The Weeknd is breaking his silence after being shut out utterly on the Grammys. Taking to Twitter, Abel blasted the Recording Academy for being corrupt and demanded transparency.

“The Grammys stay corrupt,” he tweeted. “You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…”

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