Drake has questioned the relevance of the Grammys in an Instagram story at the moment (November 26), because the current 2021 nominations proceed to attract criticism from the trade.
Upon the announcement on November 24, the 2021 Grammy Award nominations introduced some vital contenders alongside some arguably notable absences.
The likes of Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Dua Lipa lead with probably the most nods, whereas in a extremely publicised first, the nominees within the Greatest Rock Efficiency class are all female artists.
Yesterday (November 25), The Weeknd – a three-time recipient of a Grammy award – took to Twitter to share his disdain on not receiving a single nomination for his work on his newest album ‘After Hours’, saying that the organisation “remain corrupt” and that they “owe me, my followers and the trade transparency”.
In his put up at the moment, Drake mentioned he thinks “we should always cease permitting ourselves to be shocked yearly by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards”.
He continued, “The opposite day I mentioned The Weeknd was a lock for both album or music of the 12 months together with numerous different affordable assumptions and it simply by no means goes that manner.”
Nicki Minaj then reposted Drake’s assertion to her personal Instagram story.
Minaj had not too long ago taken aim at the Grammys herself, remembering her personal loss in 2012. “Always remember the Grammys didn’t give me my greatest new artist award after I had 7 songs concurrently charting on billboard & larger first week than any feminine rapper within the final decade,” she mentioned.
Learn Drake’s assertion in full under:
Different artists have weighed in on the alternatives for subsequent 12 months’s ceremony.
Sir Elton John provided assist for The Weeknd’s after his nomination snub, taking to Instagram to put up the official paintings for The Weeknd’s smash single ‘Blinding Lights’ with a caption that expressed how he believes the music needs to be topped Tune of the 12 months and File of the 12 months.
Elsewhere, Justin Bieber voiced his disappointment that his album ‘Changes’ had been classified as pop. The singer obtained nominations for Greatest Pop Solo Efficiency, Greatest Pop/Duo Group Efficiency, and Greatest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency.
The Killers noticed the humorous facet to not receiving any nominations for his or her August album ‘Imploding The Mirage’, mocking Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat within the U.S. presidential election.
Beyoncé, although, has obtained the excellence of being the most nominated female artist in Grammy history, receiving 9 nominations for the 2021 Grammys alone.