In a tweet posted right now (November 26), the Canadian singer stated that he had been working “collaboratively” with the Grammys “for weeks” on a efficiency on the ceremony in 2021.
However with the nomination shutout, The Weeknd has deemed himself uninvited from the Grammys fully.
“Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited?” he tweeted. “For my part zero nominations = you’re not invited!”
Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited? For my part zero nominations = you’re not invited!
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
This got here a day after The Weeknd – who has beforehand received three Grammys – took to Twitter to blast the awards show as “corrupt”. His 2020 studio album ‘After Hours’, launched in March, featured two of his most profitable singles to this point in ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ – the latter of which topped the Billboard charts.
“You owe me, my followers and the business transparency,” he wrote on social media.
In response, Harvey Mason, Jr. – the interim president of the Recording Academy – stated he was “saddened” by the singer’s assertion.
“I attempt to empathize with the place that got here from, however it was tough to listen to,” he instructed Billboard. “Everyone on the Academy understands that he’s disenchanted. I used to be personally shocked that he was not nominated.”
In an Instagram Story, Drake noted “the disconnect between impactful music and these awards”, including, “The opposite day I stated The Weeknd was a lock for both album or tune of the yr together with numerous different affordable assumptions and it simply by no means goes that manner.”
Sir Elton John, for his half, posted the duvet artwork of ‘Blinding Lights’ to Instagram and said “in [his] humble opinion” it should win Song and Record of the Year.