“The Grammys stay corrupt,” the “Blinding Lights” singer, 30, tweeted on Tuesday. “You owe me, my followers and the business transparency…”
The Weeknd was shut out fully by the Recording Academy regardless of his album, After Hours, and its many singles being a staple on the airwaves. Throughout 2020, he had two singles land within the high 10 on the Billboard charts and 6 songs make it on the Billboard International 200 checklist.
The “Save Your Tears” artist, who earned eight 2020 American Music Awards nominations final month and received three trophies on Sunday, November 22, was not alone in his gripes in opposition to how the Grammys picks nominees. Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj threw shade on the awards present on social media for their very own causes on Tuesday.
The “Yummy” singer, 26, who was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards, together with Finest Pop Vocal Album voiced his points together with his album, Adjustments, being categorized as a pop album and never a R&B document.
“Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are simply my ideas take em or go away em. Thanks to the individuals who fought for me to even have any noms,” Bieber prefaced his Instagram message relating to his gripe with the academy.
The Canadian crooner penned a let to the Grammys noting he’s “flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry” earlier than breaking down why his album shouldn’t be categorized as a pop document.
“I’m very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being stated I got down to make an R&B album. Adjustments was and is an R&B album,” he wrote. “It isn’t being acknowledged as an R&B album which could be very unusual to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a undertaking that will embody that sound. For this to not be put into that class feels bizarre contemplating from the chords to the melodies to the vocal model all the way in which right down to the hip hop drums that had been chosen it’s undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!”
He concluded by saying he “completely love[s] Pop music, [but] it simply wasn’t what I got down to make this time round. My gratitude for feeling revered for my work stays and I’m honored to be nominated both method.”
“Always remember the Grammys didn’t give me my finest new artist award once I had 7 songs concurrently charting on billboard & greater first week than any feminine rapper within the final decade- went on to encourage a technology,” the “Tusa” rapper, 37, tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday.”
Minaj was up in opposition to Bon Iver, which is a folks group based by Justin Vernon, in 2012 for Finest New Artist, which she misplaced. Bon Iver additionally took house the trophy for Different Music Album that 12 months. The “Anaconda” rapper, nonetheless, has but to win a Grammy.
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