The Weeknd has continued to assault the Grammys producers over his nominations snub (Image: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
The Weeknd has continued to lash out on the Grammys after he was shockingly snubbed from the 2021 nominations listing.
The Blinding Lights hitmaker – actual title Abel Tesfaye – originally shared his frustration after the nominations were announced yesterday earlier than posting a brand new message hinting his omission was suspicious.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, he wrote: ‘Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited? For my part zero nominations = you’re not invited!’
His assertion got here simply hours after Grammys chief Harvey Mason Jr. issued a press release to refute claims the singer had been punished for selecting to carry out at subsequent 12 months’s Super Bowl.
The assertion learn: ‘We perceive that The Weeknd is disenchanted at not being nominated. I used to be stunned and may empathize with what he’s feeling.
‘His music this 12 months was wonderful, and his contributions to the music group and broader world are worthy of everybody’s admiration.’
It continued: ‘We have been thrilled after we came upon he can be performing on the upcoming Tremendous Bowl and we might have beloved to have him additionally carry out on the Grammy stage the weekend earlier than…sadly, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists.
‘However as the one peer-voted music award, we are going to proceed to acknowledge and have a good time excellence in music whereas shining a light-weight on the various wonderful artists that make up our international group.’
The Grammys boss then made it clear hypothesis about The Weeknd’s Tremendous Bowl efficiency was inaccurate because the assertion concluded: ‘To be clear, voting in all classes ended nicely earlier than The Weeknd’s efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl was introduced, so on no account might it have affected the nomination course of.’
Music followers have been shocked yesterday when The Weeknd failed to nab a single nomination, regardless of broadly being anticipated to choose up a number of nods.
The Weeknd was anticipated to choose up nominations for his track Blinding Lights, which regardless of being launched in November 2019, was one of many largest songs of 2020.
The Weeknd has beforehand gained three Grammys for greatest city up to date album in 2016 for Magnificence Behind The Insanity, greatest R&B track for Earned It the identical 12 months, and greatest city up to date album for Starboy in 2018, in addition to being nominated for album of the 12 months twice and for document of the 12 months in 2016 for Can’t Really feel My Face.
The Grammys happen on January 31, 2021.