Following snub, The Weeknd calls out for Grammy’s ‘transparency’

Published November 25, 2020, 10:12 AM

by Neil Patrick Nepomuceno

‘After Hours’ album cover

The Weeknd received zero Grammy nominations despite having the highest selling album worldwide (After Hours) achieving the longest running top 5 hit of all time (Blinding Lights) having sold out a world tour and being this year’s featured artist on the Super Bowl’s Halftime show.

Because of this rather insulting turn of events from the 2021 Grammy Awards, The Weeknd took to Twitter to express disgust.

The Weekend’s full post:

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”

Out of the 30 music categories, in the 2021 Grammys, The Weeknd was basically spelled out from the event.

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Fans of the Canadian singer songwriter and producer were quick to respond on his tweet.

User @XO_AHR posted “The Greatest Roberry ever in music history.”

“I love Taylor but this is so true.” says user @shadeofghostin

A joke was also born out of The Weeknd’s current state.

“I think the reason you didn’t get nominations is because they announced them on the weekday :(” user @cofeemaestro_ posted

Even without Grammys recognition, The Weeknd had a stellar year in terms of creating music, with his hit single “Blinding Lights” securing the  number 5 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 25 weeks, top 10 for 40 weeks, his Album “After Hours” included on the Hot 200 Top 20 spot for 26 weeks, 3 billion streams on Spotify, and breaking the most pre-saves in Apple music history.