Halsey hits out at The Grammys for snubbing The Weeknd (Image: Getty)
Halsey has spoken out towards The Grammys, after The Weeknd was noticeably snubbed throughout this 12 months’s nominations.
The nominations for the Grammys 2020 have been revealed final week, with Beyoncé leading those listed, after touchdown an enormous 9 nods.
Taylor Swift, Roddy Wealthy, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion have been among the many stars being recognised, however followers have been left venting their frustration after The Weeknd did not safe a single nomination – regardless of being tipped by critics to be a front-runner.
Many claimed the Blinding Lights hit-maker, who is ready to perform at the Super Bowl in 2021, had been ‘robbed’, with Halsey now leaping to The Weeknd’s defence on social media.
Taking to Instagram, the singer, 26, shared a press release calling for extra ‘transparency and reform’ with regards to the annual awards and claimed The Weeknd ‘deserves higher’.
Halsey wrote: ‘I’ve been pondering and needed to decide on my phrases fastidiously as a result of lots of people have prolonged sympathy and apology to me for the reason that Grammy nominations.
Halsey mentioned The Weeknd deserves higher (Image: Instagram)
‘The Grammys are an elusive course of. It may well typically be about behind the scenes personal performances, realizing the correct folks, campaigning by means of the grapevine, with the correct handshakes and “bribes” that may be simply ambiguous sufficient to go as “not bribes”.’
‘And if you happen to get that far, it’s about committing to unique TV performances and ensuring you assist the Academy make their hundreds of thousands in promoting on the night time of the present. Maybe typically it’s (!!) nevertheless it’s not at all times in regards to the music or high quality or tradition,’ she claimed.
Halsey completed: ‘Simply needed to get that off my chest. @theweeknd deserves higher, and Manic did too. Maybe it’s unbecoming of me to say so, however I can’t care anymore.
The Weeknd acquired no nominations (Image: Getty)
‘Whereas I’m THRILLED for my gifted mates who have been recognised this 12 months, I hope for extra transparency or reform. However I’m certain this put up will blacklist me anyway.’
Her assertion got here after The Weeknd accused The Grammys of ‘corruption’.
He shared a message to his Instagram web page that learn: ‘The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency.’
His observe Blinding Lights had spent 4 weeks at primary within the US and eight non-consecutive weeks on the prime of the chart within the UK – making it the best-selling single of the 12 months within the UK.
It additionally topped the charts in lots of different nations, together with Eire, Australia and Canada, and was named report of the 12 months by Selection.
The Weeknd’s album, that includes his singles Blinding Lights and Heartless, additionally did not get nominated, regardless of reaching quantity on in each the UK and the US.
The Recording Academy’s chair Harvey Mason Jr mentioned he was ‘saddened’ by The Weeknd’s put up and addressed his lack of nominations in a press release that learn: ‘We perceive that The Weeknd is disillusioned at not being nominated.
‘I used to be shocked and might empathise with what he’s feeling. His music this 12 months was glorious.’
The Grammys is ready to happen on January 31 2021.