They did Abel dirty
ICYMI, The 63rd Grammy noms dropped yesterday. Notable standouts include BTS as the first K-Pop group to be nominated as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Taylor Swift making the Best Album comeback for ‘folklore‘.
Despite the happy news, it seems that The Weeknd isn’t getting any love from the 2021 Grammys, even after the groundbreaking success of his fourth album ‘After Hours’.
Though it’s true that not everyone gets a Grammy nom, the snub comes as a surprise after the single ‘Blinding Lights’ peaked at #1 and eventually broke the record for most weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.
The critically-acclaimed album also led expert-predictions lists, landed 3 AMA awards, and even the Super Bowl halftime show.
Variety reports that ‘we have never witnessed an omission on [this] level‘.
Meanwhile, the singer and his fans are well aware of the snub, as he recently called out the Grammy board for full transparency via Twitter.
‘The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…’
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
so many deserving artists were snubbed this year.
– the weekend
– niall horan
– lewis capaldi
– selena gomez
— meghaᴴ ♡ saara’s wife (@bbystylinsonn) November 24, 2020
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that his upcoming Super Bowl show may be the reason for the Grammy cold shoulder, as he was apparently given an ultimatum to either perform for Super Bowl LV or the awards show this year.
Unfortunately, his final decision allegedly cost him the much-deserved accolades.