In a tweet posted at present (November 25), The Weeknd – aka Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – stated the Grammys “stay corrupt” and that the organisation “owe me, my followers and the trade transparency”.
The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
Responding to The Weeknd’s tweet, in a press release supplied to Rolling Stone, Recording Academy Chair Harvey Mason Jr. stated, “We perceive that the Weeknd is dissatisfied at not being nominated. I used to be shocked and may empathise with what he’s feeling.
“His music this yr was wonderful, and his contributions to the music neighborhood and broader world are worthy of everybody’s admiration. Sadly, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists.
“All Grammy nominees are recognised by the voting physique for his or her excellence, and we congratulate all of them,” Mason Jr. concluded.
Regardless of the success of the multi-platinum single ‘Blinding Lights’, The Weeknd didn’t obtain a nod within the Track of the 12 months class.
The Weeknd has received three Grammys prior to now: Finest City Modern Album for ‘Starboy’ and ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ in 2018 and 2016 respectively and Finest R&B Efficiency for ‘Earned It’ in 2016.
On the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) on November 22, The Weeknd walked away with the highest prize within the Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album – Soul/R&B, and Favorite Track – Soul/R&B classes.