Upset over having no nominations despite having multiple hits over the last year, The Weeknd on Tuesday attacked the international music awards committee, calling them ‘corrupt’.
“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency …” he tweeted on Tuesday.
The three-time winner of the Grammy criticized the Recording Academy on Tuesday after being left out of nominations in spite of having one of the biggest albums of the year in ‘After Hours’.
The specialities of the singer from Toronto include a mixture of Pop and R&B (Rhythm and Blues) genres. He also topped the Billboard Top 100 chart with ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’.
The recording academy’s currently ousted CEO accused the group of not engaging in a transparent selection process and having conflict of interest less than a year ago.
“You know there’s so many nominations and there’s only so many slots, it’s really tough to predict what the voters are going to vote for in any given year,” interim President and CEO of the recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr, said in an interview conducted recently.
Alongside Weeknd, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen also did not get any nominations, wherein both had a largely successful year in Country music charts in 2020.
Justin Beiber, having been selected for four nominations this year, took up the issue of his fifth studio-album ‘Changes’ being nominated as a Pop album. On Instagram, he claimed that Changes was meant to be an R&B project rather than a Pop album.
"Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me", Bieber wrote.