On Thursday, the "Heartless" singer said that he would no longer submit his music to the Recording Academy after he was not nominated for any of this year's awards. The Weeknd being snubbed this year came as a shock considering the release of his critically acclaimed "After Hours" album in 2020. He claims that the "secret committees" are to blame for his music being overlooked.
"Because of I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys," The Weeknd said in a statement to the New York Times.
The 31-year-old is the latest act to call out the Grammys for failing to recognize worthy musicians. Nicki Minaj, Zayn, Justin Beiber Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and Teyana Taylor have all expressed their disappointment in the awards.
The Recording Academy's interim president, Harvey Mason Jr., responded by saying that the organization would be taking a "hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees."
Do you think the Grammy's purposefully leaves certain acts out of the nomination process due to personal reasons? It certainly appears that year. Hopefully the promise of improvements will steer artists back towards the once prestigious awards.
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