The Weeknd might by no means be nominated for one more Grammy, however not as a result of the standard of his work is about to drop off: After someway being utterly snubbed on the 2021 Grammys, the artist declared that he is boycotting the awards and can not submit his music for consideration. The Recording Academy has confronted a ton of criticism over the previous year-plus, however a couple of days in the past, they introduced “significant changes” to their voting course of, together with the elimination of “secret committees.” While The Weeknd thinks that’s cool, he says he’s nonetheless going to stay to his boycott.
In a press release to The New York Times, The Weeknd mentioned, “Even though I won’t be submitting my music, the Grammys’ recent admission of corruption will hopefully be a positive move for the future of this plagued award and give the artist community the respect it deserves with a transparent voting process.”
Interim Recording Academy president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. additionally supplied a press release, saying the modifications come as a part of “a year of unprecedented, transformational change,” including, “This is a new academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community.”
Meanwhile, The Weeknd doesn’t want the Grammys to lock down award nods: A couple of days in the past, he racked up an impressive 16 Billboard Music Awards nominations.