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Entertainment The Weeknd says Grammys 'remain corrupt' after he's snubbed in nods

06:10  25 november  2020
06:10  25 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Both will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday. Megan Thee Stallion is the next leading nominee with five, including for new artist of the year. Other contenders include Ricch, Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, DaBaby and Lil Baby. This year’s ceremony willBoth will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday.

'The Grammys remain corrupt ': The Weeknd speaks out amid reports testy talks over Super Bowl performance might have led to him being snubbed in nominations. The rapper, 30, said of Grammy officials, 'You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency ' He released the After Hours in March

One massive surprise was The Weeknd , who didn't receive any nominations despite the commercial and professional success of his recent album, After Hours. The star took to social media to slam the Recording Academy for the snub . "The Grammys remain corrupt . You owe me, my fans and the

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The Weeknd called the Grammys 'corrupt' after he was snubbed in the nominations announced Tuesday.

'The Grammys remain corrupt,' the rapper, 30, said on social media. 'You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency...'

The Weeknd spoke out amid reports contentious negotiations with Grammy organizers might have led to him being shut out of nominations.

text: Speaking out: The Weeknd, 30, called the Grammys 'corrupt' after he was snubbed in the nominations announced Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail Speaking out: The Weeknd, 30, called the Grammys 'corrupt' after he was snubbed in the nominations announced Tuesday

The Toronto-based rapper was involved in talks over whether he could play at the upcoming Super Bowl, sources told TMZ Tuesday, as Grammy organizers demanded he pass on taking the stage at Super Bowl LV, before relenting and deciding he could do both.

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The Weeknd Responds to 2021 Grammys Snub . “The Grammys remain corrupt ,” The Weeknd wrote. The XO Records head’ s brief statement arrives after Recording Academy interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. “explained” why After Hours went home with no nods .

The Weeknd felt the snub coming. The 30-year-old singer lashed out at the Recording Academy Tuesday night after being snubbed in the Grammy “The Grammys remain corrupt . You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” he tweeted . Fans were quick to jump to his defense in

Insiders said that the Can’t Feel My Face artist's camp suspected the lack of nominations were in response to the unpleasant back and forth over whether he would perform in the Super Bowl.

The artist, whose full name is Abel Tesfaye, released the record After Hours in March to strong sales and reviews, and it won Favorite Album - Soul/R&B honors at the American Music Awards this past Sunday.

Asked by Variety about The Weeknd getting shut out, Recording Academy interim chief Harvey Mason, jr. said Tuesday, 'It really just comes down to the voting body that decides.

The Weeknd wearing a suit and tie: Background: The Toronto-based rapper was involved in talks over whether he could play at the upcoming Super Bowl, sources told TMZ Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail Background: The Toronto-based rapper was involved in talks over whether he could play at the upcoming Super Bowl, sources told TMZ Tuesday a screen shot of a person on a stage: Details: Grammy organizers demanded he pass on taking the stage at Super Bowl LV, before relenting and deciding he could do both © Provided by Daily Mail Details: Grammy organizers demanded he pass on taking the stage at Super Bowl LV, before relenting and deciding he could do both

'We have eight nomination slots to fill in [the Big Four categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist], five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.'

And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

  And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd? NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone during the eligibility period. Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and others are proof of this theory, and in a normal year, Megan Thee Stallion would be that rapper who leads in nominations thanks to her hits “Savage” with Beyoncé and “WAP” with Cardi B, along with her successful EP “Suga.

The annual nominations for the Grammy Awards are always full of surprises. But in our many The committees have shown no disinclination to nominate The Weeknd in the past, as he ’ s received ten nods over three different The Weeknd was not the only surprise or snub in the 2021 nominees list

Sorry to this man. Photo: Rachel Luna/WireImage. The Weeknd , or Abel Tesfaye as he ’ s known Monday through Friday, received zero Grammy nominations from the Recording Academy this year and we just wanna know what gives?

Mason opened up about the process Grammy officials take to suss out which performers are nominated, and in what categories.

'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,' Mason said. 'The process is there so we can continue to monitor excellence.'

Mason said he's overseen the process and 'the people that were in it are music professionals - they are excellent, at the top of their craft in songwriting and producing, and there are a lot of artists.'

a person standing in front of a stage: The artist, whose full name is Abel Tesfaye, won Favorite Album - Soul/R&B honors at the American Music Awards this past Sunday © Provided by Daily Mail The artist, whose full name is Abel Tesfaye, won Favorite Album - Soul/R&B honors at the American Music Awards this past Sunday

He continued: 'They were critically listening to every song that came across their desks - or virtual desks - so I don’t think it shows a flaw in the process.

'I think it’s actually… as you get a nomination, you start to really appreciate the process, where you’re saying, "I really made it through a strenuous and thoughtful process," to get to who are really the deserving nominees for that given year.'

The Weeknd previously took home the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Starboy in 2018.

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