The Weeknd has called on The Grammys to show more ‘transparency’ after not being nominated for a single category. The award show allegedly took issue with his scheduled Super Bowl performance, a report claims.
The Weeknd ruled 2020 with a No. 1. album, After Hours, yet was not even nominated for at least one category for the 2021 Grammy Awards — leading him to call out the award show.
“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency,” The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, tweeted on the same day the Recording Academy posted the Grammy nominees. Abel also posted the same message on his Instagram page.
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
To many, The Weeknd missed-out comes as a shock to not see the singer notch a single Grammy nominee.
Abel’s new album After Hours — which debuted at the No. 1 spot on the “Billboard 200 Chart” in March of 2020 — produced two hits, “Blinding Lights” and “In Your Eyes,” which both secured top ten positions on Billboard‘s “Hot 100” chart as well. “Blinding Lights,” which inspired one of the biggest viral dance trends on TikTok, also broke the record for most weeks spent on Billboard‘s “Radio Songs” chart.
Also, The 11-time Grammy winner, Laga Gaga also notched no nomination for the upcoming Grammy in January 2021.
To some, another possible shock after the Grammy nomination announcement is BTS
The seven-member South Korean boy band had no Grammy nomination for best pop duo/group performance, for their chart-topping English-language hit “Dynamite.” That said, the K-pop group’s passionately vocal fans will justifiably wonder why that’s their sole nom. “Dynamite” launched with record-breaking sales and streams in August.