Halsey Speaks Out on Her and The Weeknd’s Grammy Snubs — ‘I’m Sure This Post Will Blacklist Me Anyway’

by Jeremy Spirogis

On Nov. 24, the Recording Academy introduced the nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards. Despite releasing a susceptible and acclaimed file, Halsey and her album Manic had been snubbed. In an Instagram story, Halsey acknowledged the snub and defined her ideas on the current nominations.

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Halsey known as the Grammy Awards ‘elusive’

On her Instagram story, Halsey posted a typed message for followers in regards to the 2021 Grammy Award nominations. She instructed followers she took a couple of days to determine what to say.

“I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations,” she wrote.

The singer-songwriter then went on to clarify the method of how one even will get nominated within the first place.

“The Grammys are an elusive process. It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes,’” Halsey wrote.

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She continued, “And if you get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show.”

Halsey thinks The Weeknd deserves higher

Like Halsey, The Weeknd was additionally snubbed after receiving no nominations. The Weeknd’s album After Hours debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and had two singles attain No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Blinding Lights” being thought to be one of many greatest songs of the yr.

After he was snubbed, The Weeknd known as out the Recording Academy on Twitter.

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…,” he tweeted.

On her Instagram story, Halsey referenced The Weeknd’s snub by the Recording Academy. She additionally instructed followers that she does not likely care about presumably ruining future probabilities of being nominated with the post, writing:

“Perhaps sometimes it is (!!) but it’s not always about the music or quality or culture. Just wanted to get that off my chest. @theweeknd deserves better, and Manic did too perhaps it’s unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore. While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency or reform. But I’m sure this post will blacklist me anyway,” she concluded.

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What followers consider the singer’s post

After Halsey posted the Instagram story, followers discovered it refreshing for the singer-songwriter to deliver some transparency to the nomination course of.

“The Grammys were always a sham. They tried to make a music awards like the Oscars, but music is inherently far more subjective than movies are, so the awards will NEVER mean anything. I’m glad the artists are finally realizing and acknowledging that,” a Reddit person wrote.

One fan wrote on Reddit, “I dont think she will ever be nominated. She’s okay with that I think. She has said before the fan nominated awards are what really matter to her. She didn’t directly mention Grammys but she threw them some shade in her AMA acceptance speech.”

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