May 13, 2021

The Weeknd plans to continue his Grammys boycott

After being shut out of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards nominations regardless of having a massively profitable album, the singer accused the Recording Academy of being “corrupt” and vowed to boycott future ceremonies, together with not submitting his work for consideration.

He not too long ago doubled down on that.

“The belief has been damaged for therefore lengthy between the Grammy group and artists that it will be unwise to lift a victory flag,” he instructed Selection.

The Recording Academy not too long ago shared a sequence of modifications together with the “secret” nomination-review that many maintain in charge for The Weeknd not receiving a single nomination regardless of his single “Blinding Lights” and the one his 2020 album was named for, “After Hours,” being huge streaming hits and critically acclaimed.

“I believe the trade and public alike have to see the clear system actually at play for the win to be celebrated, however it’s an necessary begin,” The Weeknd instructed Selection. “I stay tired of being part of the Grammys, particularly with their very own admission of corruption for all these many years. I cannot be submitting sooner or later.”

He additionally instructed The New York Occasions in an announcement, “Although I will not be submitting my music, the Grammys’ current admission of corruption will hopefully be a optimistic transfer for the way forward for this plagued award and provides the artist neighborhood the respect it deserves with a clear voting course of.”

A rep for the singer directed CNN to his feedback to the 2 publications when requested for remark.

CNN has additionally reached out to the Recording Academy, the governing physique for the Grammys, for remark.

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