The Weeknd was criticized at the Grammys on Tuesday after receiving no nominations despite recording a record year for the R&B singer.
He wrote on Twitter: “Grammy is still corrupt.” “You owe me, my fans, and the transparency of the industry …”
The Recording Academy, which offers the awards, did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’s request for comment.
The lack of nominations was for The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye Many thought to be The biggest disdain From Nominations, Which was announced Tuesday.
His album After hours History was introduced By the week’s biggest streamed R&B album one “Blind Spotlight” that lit up It is a popular group dance challenge On TikTok, it was one of the best songs of the year, Break the record For the five longest running singles on Billboard’s Hot 100.
The Chicks, which released their first album in more than a decade, are also excluded from the nominations without a single nod. The gas is lighter, An album the Los Angeles Times said it was The group is “the most intense personal effort yet”. Vulture pointed out to some other snakes Posthumous release included From Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD, and Mac Miller. Pop Smoke only received one nod in the Best Rap Performance category for “Dior,” but he would have been the first posthumously nominated artist for Best New Artist, a category that included some non-new artists such as Phoebe Bridgers.
The Weeknd, who is also set to top the Super Bowl halftime show in February, was not alone in its criticism of The Music Academy on Tuesday. After the nominations were announced, Nicki Minaj called a Grammy to ignore it years ago.
“Never forget that the Grammys didn’t give me the Best New Artist award when I had 7 songs at the same time on the billboard and the first week was bigger than any rapper in the past decade – she continued to inspire Jill,” Minaj chirp. Give it to the white man Bon Ever.