CNN has reached out for remark from the Recording Academy, the group behind the Grammys.
It had been an enormous yr for the Canadian, whose “After Hours” album was each a crucial and business success. Many trade observers thought-about his single, “Blinding Lights,” a frontrunner for track of the yr.
So, there was some confusion when The Weeknd was utterly shut out.
“I used to be stunned and might empathize with what he is feeling. His music this yr was glorious…,” his assertion learn. “We have been thrilled after we discovered he can be performing on the upcoming Tremendous Bowl and we might have beloved to have him additionally carry out on the Grammy stage the weekend earlier than …To be clear, voting in all classes ended effectively earlier than The Weeknd’s efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl was introduced, so under no circumstances might it have affected the nomination course of.”
The Recording Academy has all the time lengthy been plagued with criticism that it’s out of step with the preferences of the shoppers.