Grammys Snub: Again, The Weeknd Calls Out Recording Academy

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The Weeknd is not about to let the Recording Academy off the hook for his Grammys snub.

The Canadian multiple-award winning artiste, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, previously called out the academy as “corrupt” over his Grammys nomination snub.

The three-time Grammy winner added that the organisers “owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”

In a fresh tweet Wednesday, he wrote: “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!”

The tweet has racked up more than 100,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Weeknd’s commercially successful fourth studio album, “After Hours” was released this year to wide acceptance.

However, the 30-year-old was astounded that despite two of the tracks on the album – “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” – hitting it big with audiences globally, he was not nominated in any category in the nominations announcement on Tuesday.

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However, the Recording Academy has sought to clear the air on the artiste’s omission.

Interim CEO, Harvey Mason Jr. stated that The Weeknd’s omission was not intentional.

According to him, the choice of nominees “really just comes down to the voting body that decides.

“We have eight nomination slots to fill in, five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.”

 

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