Halsey has referenced her lack of Grammy nominations in a brand new publish on social media, and discussing the potential of “bribes” within the nominations course of.
The singer didn’t obtain a single nomination for her 2020 album ‘Manic’ within the 2021 listing, which included the chart-topping single ‘With out Me’.
“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 wrote on her Instagram Tales yesterday (November 28), as Billboard report.
“The Grammys are an elusive course of,” she added. “It may possibly typically be about behind the scenes non-public performances, understanding the fitting individuals, campaigning by means of the grapevine, with the fitting handshake and ‘bribes’ that may be simply ambiguous sufficient to move as ‘not bribes.’”
The Weeknd has been vocal in his criticism of the Grammys this week. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Pictures for MTV
Halsey went on to say that “committing to unique TV performances” may safe you Grammy nominations greater than the music itself, writing: “It’s not all the time in regards to the music or high quality or tradition.
The highest profile critic of the 2021 Grammy nominations has been The Weeknd, who obtained no nominations for his chart-topping album ‘After Hours’ and single ‘Blinding Lights’.
“Collaboratively planning a efficiency for weeks to not being invited?” he tweeted. “For my part zero nominations = you’re not invited!” Abel Tesfaye additionally branded the awards “corrupt,” including: “You owe me, my followers and the business transparency.”
“The Weeknd deserves higher, and ‘Manic’ did too,” Halsey wrote, including: Maybe it’s unbecoming of me to say so however I can’t care anymore.
“Whereas I’m THRILLED for my gifted buddies who have been recognised this 12 months, I’m hoping for extra transparency or reform. However I’m certain this publish will blacklist me anyway.”
Elton John, Drake and 50 Cent additionally shared their assist for The Weeknd following the controversy, whereas Justin Bieber voiced his disappointment that his album ‘Changes’ had been classified as pop. The singer obtained nominations for Greatest Pop Solo Efficiency, Greatest Pop/Duo Group Efficiency, and Greatest Nation Duo/Group Efficiency.