Well, the controversy continues. And we only have a day, because it was this Tuesday that this year’s nominations for the Grammy Awards – the most prestigious awards in the world music industry – were announced. and singer The Weeknd found out that he hadn’t been nominated in any category. And how angry.
If only they had given him some consolation, or even if they had the wrong category as Justin Bieber assures that it has happened to him (for the Canadian, his album Changes it’s style rhythm and blues, but instead of R&B they have nominated him in the categories pop), perhaps The Weeknd had not been as belligerent as in one of his latest tweets.
In the message on his social network, he accused the awards of being corrupted and of having a completely hermetic election and voting process. “The Grammys are still corrupt. They owe transparency to me, my fans and the industry … “, the artist tweeted hours after the Recording Academy of the United States announced its candidates for the 63rd edition of the awards, which will be presented on January 31, 2021.
The Weeknd was not amused that after of the huge critics his latest album received, After Hours, that has great themes like Alone Again O Blinding Lights, and several specialized journalists are placing him on their lists with the best works of the year, he was not recognized if he was nominated among the more than 80 categories.
And now the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences itself has wanted to respond to Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, the real name of the musician, Through a statement from its president, Harvey Mason Jr., who admits, to make matters worse, that he has also been astonished that The Weeknd has not gotten any nominations.
“We understand The Weeknd is disappointed not to be nominated. I was also surprised and I can understand what he feels right now. His music this year has been incredible and his contributions to the music community and the world in general are worthy of admiration, “said the president of the organization that delivers the golden gramophones.
Of course, the statement makes it very clear that, despite the rumors and several close sources they dropped to Variety, since the Grammys they are not “punishing” The Weeknd for the tense negotiations with its representatives to perform at the gala (a show which is now on the air), a complex logistics since at the beginning of February he will take over from Jennifer López and Shakira to star in the musical show between the Super Bowl, the television event par excellence in the United States.
The Weeknd has also sent another message through Instagram, where he has more than 25 and a half million followers: “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks so as not to be invited at the end? In my opinion, cBut nominations equals ‘you can’t come.’