Following the announcement of the 2021 GRAMMYs Nominees List, a number of artists and fans have expressed their dissatisfaction.
Justin Bieber was nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Pop Vocal Album‘ for his latest record Changes. He took to his Instagram to explain how he was not best pleased over this decision however, claiming that the album is R&B, not Pop.
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Teyana Taylor was also displeased regarding the ‘Best R&B Album‘ category, noting how female talent had been excluded from the nominations list. Her own record The Album was released in June of this year but received no nominations.
Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category. https://t.co/LlL769FbTR
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) November 24, 2020
The Weeknd did not receive any nominations, in spite of his number one album After Hours and hit single ‘Blinding Lights‘. He has since taken to Twitter to label the GRAMMYs “corrupt”.
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
Fans were also confused as to why KAYTRANADA has been nominated for ‘Best New Arist‘, considering his talent and artistry has been widely appreciated for years.
not Kaytranada being nominated for best new artist when he’s been dropping heat for yearssssssss, these white people really don’t listen lol
— uri (@urieIio) November 24, 2020
Many Twitter users took to the platform to express their own opinions on who has been snubbed by the GRAMMYs.
The Weeknd snubbed
Mac Miller snubbed
Pop Smoke snubbed
Juice WRLD snubbed
Rina Sawayama snubbed
Lianne La Havas snubbed
Charli XCX snubbed
— Tom 🦦 (@CdtvLil) November 24, 2020
Grammys really snubbed Summer Walker, Kehlani and Teyana Taylor 😡
— D (@dananic0le_) November 24, 2020