Last night, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards and the controversy IS REAL!
Looking at who got nominated, Beyonce comes out on top with NINE nods, despite not actually releasing an album in 2020, though she released the track Black Parade and the Disney+ visual album Black is King.
Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich followed Queen Bey with six nominations each.
HOWEVER, two major stars voiced their disappointment, in quite a violent way after the announcement. The Weeknd, lashed out at the Grammys after receiving zero nominations. Despite ‘Blinding Lights’ sitting comfortably on top of the charts for weeks on end, the singer was snubbed by the show, and he took to Twitter to lash out!
The album recently won Favorite Album – Soul/R&B at the 2020 American Music Award and has been nominated for a raft of other.
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
The Weeknd wasn’t the only unhappy a-lister, as Justin Bieber was apparently fuming that he was nominated in a pop category instead of R&B and took to Instagram to vent!
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Below is a list of nominees in several major categories. The full list of 83 categories is available here.