The Weeknd Brands Grammys 'Corrupt' After He's Completely Snubbed From Nominations

"You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency,” the Blinding Lights singer told the Recording Academy.

The Weeknd has branded the Grammys “corrupt” after he was completely snubbed from this year’s nominees, despite a hugely successful year.

In the last year, the Canadian singer’s hit Blinding Lights sat at the top of the UK singles chart for a total of eight weeks, while in the US, the track became the longest-running top 10 hit in history.

Meanwhile, his latest album After Hours was met with positive reviews and reached number one in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

However, despite all of this, The Weeknd failed to scoop a single nod when the nominees for the upcoming Grammys were announced on Tuesday evening.

The Weeknd
The Weeknd
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The snub did not go unnoticed by the man himself, either, who had some choice words for the Recording Academy on Twitter.

The Grammys remain corrupt,” he wrote, adding: “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”

Although she has not released an album in 2020, Beyoncé received the most Grammy nominations this year, largely due to her visual album Black Is King and the remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage which she was featured on.

Her surprise single Black Parade, released over the summer, also received four nominations, including nods for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

Her nine nominations have also made her the second most-nominated artist in Grammys history, only one behind music producer Quincy Jones.

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Next year’s Grammys will be hosted by talk show host Trevor Noah, taking over from Alicia Keys, who has presented at the previous two ceremonies.

While a number of next year’s big awards ceremonies have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Grammys are currently still scheduled to go ahead on 31 January 2021.


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