On Tuesday 24 November, the 2021 Grammy nominees were announced, with the female artists dominating in categories, like, Country and Rock.
Notwithstanding, there were a few surprises in the list of nominees. Several fans were stunned at the exclusion of certain names in there, as they question why musicians like The Weeknd was not nominated for even a solitary award, in spite of the achievement of his Album ‘After Hours’ and its lead single “Blinding Lights”.
Only hours after the 2021 selections were uncovered, entertainers like Nicki Minaj thought back about the 2012 Grammy Awards, when she got three nominations for her debut collection ‘Pink Friday’, including gestures for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
Minaj was troubled by any means, as The Weeknd’s story has driven her to withcall how she wasn’t given her best New Artist Award when she had as much as seven (7) tunes at the same time outlining on bulletin and greater first week than any female rapper in the most recent decade.
In fact, as indicated by the rapper, she will always remember what the Grammy’s did to her, since at that point, her Album propelled the generation. According to Minaj, her award was rather given to Bon Iver.
Meanwhile, for the 2021 Grammys, the Album Of The Year category has demonstrated to be a specific sensitive area for music fans, who were disillusioned to see BTS, Lady Gaga and The Weeknd not making the final list.
The Weeknd has hit out at the Recording Academy on Twitter, saying:
“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”
The Weeknd was recently announced as the Super Bowl Halftime Show Entertainer, and has additionally won three awards at the 2020 American Music Awards few weeks ago.