The Weeknd found it unfair when he was not on the list of 2021 Grammy nominees. Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa said they were too used to this award is not fair.
On November 25, the American Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the 2021 Grammy Award nominations list. If Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations, then The Weeknd is completely empty-handed. Many people are shocked because he owns one of the biggest hits of the year, Blinding Lights.
This year’s list of Grammy nominations is a hotly debated topic on social networks. Many artists even publicly criticized the organizers’ lack of transparency.
This year, The Weeknd has a strong comeback on the music track with a new album titled After Hours. The male singer’s project is highly appreciated by critics. On Metacritic, the album scored an average of 80/100 from more than 20 professionals. At the same time, The Weeknd also dominated many music charts. The song “Blinding Lights”’ alone has 33 weeks topped the top 5 and 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 – an unprecedented record on the chart.
The above achievement makes the absence of the male singer in all Grammy categories causing great controversy. Fans wondered why the anonymous 20-member nomination committee ignored After Hours – a work considered by the US press as a strong candidate for the Best Album category of the year.
The Weeknd itself also felt unfair and expressed on Twitter: “Grammy is increasingly degraded. They owe me and the fans transparency”. The male singer’s post attracts nearly 800,000 likes from fans.
According to a source from Variety, the Grammy organizers with The Weeknd’s crew had arose in the negotiation process of having the male singer perform in both events only a week apart, the Grammy and the match. Super Bowl 2021. Although the two sides have come to an agreement, The Weeknd’s lack of nominations is now considered a retaliation move from Grammy.