Halsey hits out at The Grammys for snubbing The Weeknd (Image: Getty)
Halsey has spoken out in opposition to The Grammys, after The Weeknd was noticeably snubbed throughout this yr’s nominations.
The nominations for the Grammys 2020 had been revealed final week, with Beyoncé leading those listed, after touchdown an enormous 9 nods.
Taylor Swift, Roddy Wealthy, Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion had been among the many stars being recognised, however followers had been left venting their frustration after The Weeknd didn’t safe a single nomination – regardless of being tipped by critics to be a front-runner.
Many claimed the Blinding Lights hit-maker, who is ready to perform at the Super Bowl in 2021, had been ‘robbed’, with Halsey now leaping to The Weeknd’s defence on social media.
Taking to Instagram, the singer, 26, shared a press release calling for extra ‘transparency and reform’ relating to the annual awards and claimed The Weeknd ‘deserves higher’.
Halsey wrote: ‘I’ve been pondering and needed to decide on my phrases rigorously as a result of lots of people have prolonged sympathy and apology to me because the Grammy nominations.
Halsey mentioned The Weeknd deserves higher (Image: Instagram)
‘The Grammys are an elusive course of. It may typically be about behind the scenes non-public performances, understanding the precise folks, campaigning via the grapevine, with the precise handshakes and “bribes” that may be simply ambiguous sufficient to cross as “not bribes”.’
‘And should you get that far, it’s about committing to unique TV performances and ensuring you assist the Academy make their hundreds of thousands in promoting on the evening of the present. Maybe generally it’s (!!) but it surely’s not at all times concerning the music or high quality or tradition,’ she claimed.
Halsey completed: ‘Simply needed to get that off my chest. @theweeknd deserves higher, and Manic did too. Maybe it’s unbecoming of me to say so, however I can’t care anymore.
The Weeknd acquired no nominations (Image: Getty)
‘Whereas I’m THRILLED for my gifted pals who had been recognised this yr, I’m hoping for extra transparency or reform. However I’m positive this publish will blacklist me anyway.’
Her assertion got here after The Weeknd accused The Grammys of ‘corruption’.
He shared a message to his Instagram web page that learn: ‘The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the business transparency.’
His observe Blinding Lights had spent 4 weeks at primary within the US and eight non-consecutive weeks on the high of the chart within the UK – making it the best-selling single of the yr within the UK.
It additionally topped the charts in lots of different nations, together with Eire, Australia and Canada, and was named document of the yr by Selection.
The Weeknd’s album, that includes his singles Blinding Lights and Heartless, additionally didn’t get nominated, regardless of reaching quantity on in each the UK and the US.
The Recording Academy’s chair Harvey Mason Jr mentioned he was ‘saddened’ by The Weeknd’s publish and addressed his lack of nominations in a press release that learn: ‘We perceive that The Weeknd is disillusioned at not being nominated.
‘I used to be stunned and may empathise with what he’s feeling. His music this yr was wonderful.’
The Grammys is ready to happen on January 31 2021.