What did The Weeknd say about the Grammys?
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 perform strongly, thanks to his number one album After Hours and the hit single Blinding Lights. “The Grammys remain corrupt,” he wrote on Twitter.
Is Blinding Lights the Best Song of the Year?
Several artists sided with The Weeknd, including Sir Elton John, who wrote on Instagram: “In my humble opinion, Blinding Lights [is] song of the year.” The musician, whose 1970 classic Your Song is sampled on After Hours, tagged his post #GrammySnub.
How are the Grammy nominations chosen?
Grammy nominations are selected by experts in their respective genres – including singers, songwriters, producers and record label staff. A screening committee considers thousands of applications to produce a shortlist, which is whittled down further by a nominations board. This can result in some artists falling through the cracks.
Why are the Grammys snubbing rap music?
The Grammys have arguably been snubbing rap music since the genre existed. (Categories recognizing the genre didn’t exist at all before 1989, and the first hip-hop album to win overall Album of the Year was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill a decade later.)
Are the Grammys snubbing artists?
The Grammys have regularly come under criticism for snubbing artists. The academy memorably denied The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” Album of the Year honors, and hip-hop artists have long expressed their dissatisfaction with the awards.
What happened to The Weeknd’s face?
The Weeknd shocked fans on Sunday when her performed at the American Music Awards with his face covered in bruises and bandages. He also had a bloodied face when he took to the stage for the 2020 MTV VMAs. He also had a similar disposition for the video that accompanied Blinding Lights.