Halsey has referenced her lack of Grammy nominations in a brand new publish on social media, and discussing the opportunity of “bribes” within the nominations course of.
The singer didn’t obtain a single nomination for her 2020 album ‘Manic’ within the 2021 record, which included the chart-topping single ‘With out Me’.
“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 wrote on her Instagram Tales yesterday (November 28), as Billboard report.
“The Grammys are an elusive course of,” she added. “It could actually typically be about behind the scenes non-public performances, figuring out the proper individuals, campaigning by the grapevine, with the proper handshake and ‘bribes’ that may be simply ambiguous sufficient to cross as ‘not bribes.’”
The Weeknd has been vocal in his criticism of the Grammys this week. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Photos for MTV
Halsey went on to say that “committing to unique TV performances” may safe you Grammy nominations greater than the music itself, writing: “It’s not all the time concerning the music or high quality or tradition.
The highest profile critic of the 2021 Grammy nominations has been The Weeknd, who acquired no nominations for his chart-topping album ‘After Hours’ and single ‘Blinding Lights’.
“Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited?” he tweeted. “For my part zero nominations = you’re not invited!” Abel Tesfaye additionally branded the awards “corrupt,” including: “You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency.”
“The Weeknd deserves higher, and ‘Manic’ did too,” Halsey wrote, including: Maybe it’s unbecoming of me to say so however I can’t care anymore.
“Whereas I’m THRILLED for my proficient buddies who had been recognised this yr, I’m hoping for extra transparency or reform. However I’m certain this publish will blacklist me anyway.”
Elton John, Drake and 50 Cent additionally shared their assist for The Weeknd following the controversy, whereas Justin Bieber voiced his disappointment that his album ‘Changes’ had been classified as pop. The singer acquired nominations for Finest Pop Solo Efficiency, Finest Pop/Duo Group Efficiency, and Finest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency.