The Las Vegas band missed out in yesterday’s nominations, having launched their sixth album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ in August this yr.
However they nonetheless managed to see the humorous aspect by posting a tongue-in-cheek tweet that took inspiration from Donald Trump’s baseless claims of electoral fraud after he misplaced the U.S. election to Joe Biden.
“OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. WE WON THE GRAMMYS, GOT LOADS OF LEGAL VOTES,” they wrote on Twitter.
“BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. DOZENS OF BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”
OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. WE WON THE GRAMMYS, GOT LOADS OF LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. DOZENS OF BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM! #RIGGEDGRAMMYS #WEWON
— The Killers (@thekillers) November 25, 2020
It follows related claims from Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that he received the election, regardless of offering no proof to again up his claims.
Whereas ‘Imploding The Mirage’ could not have made the lower, the likes of Fontaines D.C., Grace Potter, Sturgill Simpson, Michael Kiwanuka and The Strokes all secured a nomination within the Greatest Rock album class.
Historical past was additionally made within the Greatest Rock Efficiency class, the place solely feminine and female-fronted acts have been nominated for the first time in the ceremony’s history.
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Made up of solely solo girls or female-fronted bands, nominees for Greatest Rock Efficiency embrace Fiona Apple for ‘Shameika’, Phoebe Bridgers for ‘Kyoto’, ‘The Steps’ by Haim, ‘Stay High’ by Brittany Howard, Grace Potter’s ‘Daylight’, and ‘Not’ by Big Thief, the band fronted by Adrienne Lenker.
The Weeknd, meanwhile, branded the Recording Academy “corrupt” after he didn’t obtain any nominations for the 2021 awards for his newest album, ‘After Hours’. Teyana Taylor is also unhappy, citing the all-male checklist for R&B album, and saying “all I see is dick on this class”.
Justin Bieber has taken exception to the ‘pop’ categorisation of his latest album ‘Changes’, writing: “‘Adjustments’ was and is an R&B album. It isn’t being acknowledged as an R&B album which may be very unusual to me.”