The Weeknd was snubbed (Image: SIPA USA/PA Photographs)
The Weeknd has accused the Grammys of corruption after he was snubbed within the nominations.
Music followers have been shocked yesterday when The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, failed to nab a single nomination on the 2021 Grammy Awards, regardless of extensively being anticipated to select up a number of nods.
After calls from followers saying the artist was robbed, the 30-year-old spoke out himself, hitting out on the Grammys.
In an Instagram put up, The Weeknd wrote: ‘The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency.’
The Weeknd was anticipated to select up nominations for his music Blinding Lights, which regardless of being launched in November 2019, was one of many largest songs of 2020.
The 80s-inspired synthpop observe spent 4 weeks at primary within the US and eight non-consecutive weeks on the high within the UK, making it the best-selling single of the 12 months within the UK.
It additionally reached primary in Eire, Australia, Canada, Germany and France amongst different nations, impressed an enormous TikTok dance development, and was named report of the 12 months by Selection.
Nonetheless, the observe missed out in each the report of the 12 months and music of the 12 months classes.
The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, that includes Blinding Lights, Heartless and In Your Eyes, reached numbed one within the UK and the US but in addition did not get nominated.
According to TMZ, the star had been battling with Grammys execs over his upcoming efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl halftime present, which can come every week after the awards present subsequent 12 months.
Blinding Lights was the largest music of the 12 months within the UK (Image: AMA2020/Getty Photographs by way of Getty Photographs)
Sources claimed that whereas The Weeknd ultimately negotiated to carry out at each reveals, discussions received ‘very testy’, with the Grammys group allegedly wanting the singer to decide on between them.
They added that The Weeknd and his group really feel that the dispute might have had one thing to do along with his lack of nominations.
The Weeknd has beforehand received three Grammys for finest city modern album in 2016 for Magnificence Behind The Insanity, finest R&B music for Earned It the identical 12 months, and finest city modern album for Starboy in 2018, in addition to being nominated for album of the 12 months twice and for report of the 12 months in 2016 for Can’t Really feel My Face.
After it emerged that he hadn’t achieved any nods for the 2021 awards, followers and friends took to social media to defend him, with Child Cudi tweeting: ‘Abel was robbed man this s****s weak.’
Different notable snubs included Fiona Apple, whose critically acclaimed album Fetch The Bolt Cutters did not get a nomination for album of the 12 months, though she did bag nominations for finest rock efficiency, finest rock music and finest various music album.
Beyonce lead the nominations with nine, together with her music Black Parade up for each report of the tear and music of the 12 months.
Different stars celebrating embrace Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion, whereas BTS have been nominated for finest pop duo/group efficiency for Dynamite.
The Grammys happen on January 31, 2021.