The Weeknd was completely shut out of the Grammy nominations.Despite releasing one of the biggest albums of the year, After Hours, the Toronto crooner’s name was nowhere to be found when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, shocking fans and his peers including Kid Cudi, who tweeted, “Abel was robbed man this shits weak.”
In an interview with Variety, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. was asked how an album as big as The Weeknd’s could be completely ignored.
“It really just comes down to the voting body that decides,” he said. “We have eight nomination slots to fill in [the ‘Big Four’ categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist], five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.”
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020