css-14iz86j-BoldText {font-weight: bold;} The Weeknd has accused the Grammys of being corrupt after failing to receive nominations for the 2021 Awards

The Canadian star was expected to perform well thanks to her number 1 album After Hours and hit single Blinding Lights

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The Grammys said they “settled in” with his disappointment, but some “deserved” deeds have been missed every year

After Hours is the best-selling album of the year in the US to date, while Blinding Lights is the longest-running top 10 hit in US chart history

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, recently won major awards at the MTV VMAs and American Music Awards, and will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show next February

Several US media reports suggested he was banned from the Grammys after weeks of discussions about a possible appearance at the ceremony next January

“An ultimatum was issued which led to an argument about him, who also played the Super Bowl, which went on for some time,” an unnamed source told Rolling Stone magazine, “[It] was eventually agreed that he would at both events would occur “

The head of the Recording Academy, which organizes the awards, declined any suggestion that the star’s nominations had been canceled due to these negotiations

“We understand The Weeknd is disappointed not to be nominated I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling,” said Harvey Mason Jr

“Unfortunately, there are fewer nominations each year than the number of artists earned. To be clear, voting in all categories ended long before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so this does not affect the nomination process in any way could have influenced “

Several artists have been on The Weeknd’s side, including Sir Elton John, who wrote on Instagram, “In my humble opinion, Blinding Lights is the song of the year”

The musician, whose 1970s classic Your Song is sampled on After Hours, has tagged his post #GrammySnub

“Abel was robbed,” agreed rapper Kid Cudi, while R&B singer Tinashe simply responded to the nominations with a series of trash can emojis

Beyoncé led the nominations at this year’s Grammys – with a total of nine Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch were close behind with six each

Justin Bieber, whose album Changes received three pop nominations, complained that it was incorrectly categorized

“Changes was and is an R&B album,” he wrote in a long Instagram post, “It is not recognized as a R&B album, which is very strange to me

“I grew up admiring R&B music and wanted to do a project that embodied that sound. That this doesn’t fall into that category feels strange, from the chords to the melodies and the vocal style considered to the selected hip-hop drums It is without a doubt a R&B album! “

Grammy nominations are selected by experts in their respective genres – including singers, songwriters, producers and record label staff

A review committee reviews thousands of applications to create a shortlist that is further reduced by a nomination committee

This may cause some artists to fall through the cracks, it is possible that The Weeknd’s album was considered a pop album by the R&B committee, and vice versa, thereby banning it from both categories

Although the musician was the most famous nudger at this year’s awards, many other artists walked away empty-handed, including this year’s Grammy presenter Alicia Keys, R&B musicians Summer Walker and Kehlani, and pop star Selena Gomez – their ballad Lose You To Love Me was viewed as a likely contender for Song of the Year

Earlier this year, former Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan claimed that the voting process was “a boys club” that was “full of corruption.”

However, it is the treatment of black artists that has generated the most controversy in recent years

No rap album has won Album of the Year since Outkast’s Speakerboxxx / The Love Below in 2004, although hip-hop is the predominant genre in contemporary music

“Black music was never respected by the Grammys,” said the rapper, who received a lifetime achievement award

He added that the lack of diversity was a problem across the entertainment industry, adding, “For years we have allowed institutions that have never had our best interests to judge us and that is now stopping”

A night later, after Tyler won Best Rap Album at the Grammys ceremony, the creator accused the awards of relegating “Guys Who Look Like Me” to the Rap and Urban categories

“I don’t like that ‘urban’ word,” he added, “it’s just a politically correct way of saying the n-word to me”

In response, the Grammys changed the name of the best urban category to best progressive R&B

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