The Weeknd thrashes the Grammys on Twitter over nominations

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye or The Weeknd as the world knows him, angrily bashed the Grammys after receiving no nominations despite having amazing hits this year. On Tuesday, he tweeted: “The Grammys remain corrupt” expressing his disbelief and also stated that the Recording Academy owes him, his fans, and the music industry “transparency”.

The Weeknd’s album After Hours which came in March was one of the biggest albums of this year, spent four weeks on Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with the songs “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless”. Also, his “Blinding Lights” single off of the 2019 record of the same name sat at No. 1 in March and broke the record for most weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s top five, it has been reported.

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His album has been certified platinum four times. The Recording Academy also did not immediately respond to an email for comment after the Weeknd’s criticism. Fellow artists Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber also took to social media to inform the public about their own stories and issues with the Recording Academy.

Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., told Fox News in a statement on Tuesday addressing Weeknd’s harsh words: “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.”

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