Not every artist was happy with the news of Grammy Awards 2021 nominations, that were announced on Tuesday.
Abel Tesfaye aka Weeknd turned to his social media and gave an earful to the Recording Academy for not nominating him for any categories this year.
The Singer After Hours hit maker tweeted: “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
The Weeknd’s omission, however, was addressed by the Recording Academy’s interim chief Harvey Mason Jr. who said in a livestream after the announcement: “Y’know, it really just comes down to the voting body that decides. We have eight nomination slots to fill in, five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.”
“We look at it every year and make tweaks and revisions to the process; we did it this year, last year, we’ll do it next year. And I don’t think this calls it into question, honestly. The process is there so we can continue to monitor excellence,” he added.