The rapper took to social media to complain about it.
Regardless of the business and important success of The Weeknd’s “After Hours” album, and lots of trade observers thought-about his single, “Blinding Lights,” a frontrunner for music of the 12 months, he didn’t obtain Grammy nods.
Drake wrote that he, too, had thought that The Weeknd “was a lock for both album or music of the 12 months together with numerous different cheap assumptions and it simply by no means goes that approach.”
“This can be a nice time for anyone to start out one thing new that we are able to construct up over time and move on to the generations to return,” Drake stated.
“The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency,” he wrote.
Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s chair and interim president/CEO, stated in an announcement to CNN “We perceive that The Weeknd is disillusioned at not being nominated.”
“I used to be shocked and might empathize with what he is feeling. His music this 12 months was wonderful, and his contributions to the music group and broader world are worthy of everybody’s admiration,” the assertion continued.
“We have been thrilled after we came upon he could be performing on the upcoming Tremendous Bowl and we’d have cherished to have him additionally carry out on the GRAMMY stage the weekend earlier than. Sadly, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists.”
For years The Recording Academy has been the goal of criticism that it’s out of step with the preferences of shoppers and has failed to acknowledge girls and artists of shade equally.
Justin Bieber, who racked up nominations in each the pop and nation classes, complained that he needs to be vying for R&B awards.