The Weeknd calls Grammy Awards ‘corrupt’& |  Photo Credit: Instagram
The Weeknd has referred to as the Grammy Awards corrupt after the singer was missed for nomination in even one class this yr. The three-time Grammy winner took to social media to criticise the Recording Academy after he was snubbed regardless of having the profitable album After Hours. He had additionally topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Blinding lights and Heartless.
“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…,” he wrote on social media. The singer was referencing the method by which nominations are picked, which continues to be a well-guarded course of with hidden identities of the folks on the committees that choose the nominees.
Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, jr. has responded to his claims, experiences selection.com.
“Congratulations to today’s Grammy nominees, who have earned their peers’ recognition for their incredible work. There were a record number of submissions in this unusual and competitive year,” he mentioned.
He continued: “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 were 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, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists. But as the one peer-voted music award, we are going to proceed to recognise and have fun excellence in music whereas shining a lightweight on the numerous wonderful artists that make up our international group. To be clear, voting in all classes ended nicely earlier than The Weeknd’s efficiency on the Super Bowl was introduced, so under no circumstances may it have affected the nomination course of,” he added.
“All Grammy nominees are recognised by the voting body for their excellence and we congratulate them all,” he concluded.
The Weeknd’s absence from the Grammy nominations is being termed as the most important snub in current historical past.