Entertainment Drake hits out at Grammy Awards for The Weeknd snub

11:20  26 november  2020
11:20  26 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Drake is speaking out after The Weeknd was snubbed at the 2021 Grammy Awards . The 34-year-old “Hotline Bling” performer took to his Instagram Story on Wednesday Despite critical and commercial success, The Weeknd ‘s latest album After Hours didn’t receive a single Grammy nomination.

The Weeknd has accused the Grammys of being corrupt, after failing to receive any nominations for the 2021 awards . The Canadian star had been expected to Although the musician was the highest-profile snub at this year's awards , plenty of other artists walked away empty-handed, including this

Drake has hit out at the Grammy Awards for overlooking The Weeknd in their latest nominations.

Drake taking a selfie in a dark room © Bang Showbiz Drake

The 34-year-old rapper assumed the 'Blinding Lights' hitmaker was a shoo-in to be up for Album of the Year or Song of the Year at the Grammys, but after he was snubbed in the nods Drake has claimed what used to be "the highest form of recognition" may "no longer matter" to artists nowadays.

He said: "I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after.

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Historically, the Grammys have been slow to spot trends in music, have seemingly awarded popularity over quality, and are laughably out of As I noted before, The Weeknd 's After Hours was the biggest album since Drake 's Scorpion . Well, Scorpion was nominated for a number of Grammys at the 2019

Grammy nomination SNUBS ! The Weeknd is left OFF the list as is Selena Gomez with Justin Bieber upset he The Weeknd was left off the list even though he has the hit Blinding Lights. His ex Selena was not No love for this artist: The 63rd annual Grammy Awards nominations were announced on

"It's like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can't change their ways. The other day I said @theweekend was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way."

Drake has also called for someone to "start something new" which can become more established over time.

He wrote on his Instagram Stories: "This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come."

The Weeknd slammed the Grammys as "corrupt" this week after he was snubbed for a nomination, and he has now revealed he was planning a performance at the ceremony before being overlooked.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: "The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency...

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The Weeknd , despite his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Blinding Lights" breaking the record for most weeks ever in the chart's top 10 and being 2020's most-streamed song on Spotify (so So which snub from the 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations announcement caught you by surprise? Vote below!

The Weeknd ’s hit album ‘After Hours’ was snubbed by the Recording Academy and received zero Grammy nominations for 2021. Mason wouldn’t go into much further details, and couldn’t confirm whether the Weeknd made the shortlist for the general categories.

"Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited?  In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited! (sic)"

Following The Weeknd's initial comments, the Grammys insisted they are "surprised" he wasn't up for a gong, and blamed the lack of nods on there being "fewer" to hand out "than the number of deserving artists".

Recording Academy Chair Harvey Mason Jr. said: "We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathise with what he’s feeling.

"His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration. Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists.

"All Grammy nominees are recognised by the voting body for their excellence, and we congratulate them all."

Beyonce is among the most nominated artists, with nine nods to her name.

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