The well-known singer The Weekend is still boycotting Grammys, even after the main adjustments made by the Academy. The singer says that “the belief has been damaged”.
Last yr, The Weekend accused the Grammys of being corrupt as he didn’t get any nomination in the final yr’s ceremony, despite his album “After Hours” changing into certainly one of the finest albums of 2020. Other than The Weekend, varied different celebrities have voiced in opposition to the Recording Academy. Halsey known as the Grammy nomination course of “elusive” and the former One Direction singer Zayn Malik known as for an finish to the “secret committees”.
In order to current themselves extra clear and equitable, Grammys determined to make some vital adjustments it the means it operates in the gentle of those accusations. The Academy has ended the “secret committee” and has modified the variety of classes by which Academy members can vote. The group has additionally added two new categories- Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) and Best MúsicaUrbana Album (Latin Music Field).
However, despite these adjustments, The Weekend is still not impressed by the Grammys. The singer informed Variety, “The belief has been damaged for thus lengthy between the Grammy group and artists that it could be unwise to lift a victory flag.” He additionally said that the latest transfer does mark “an vital begin.”
He added, “I feel the trade and public alike must see the clear system really at play for the win to be celebrated, but it surely’s an vital begin… I stay bored with being part of the Grammys, particularly with their very own admission of corruption for all these many years. I cannot be submitting in the future.”
Nonetheless, The Weekend stated that he hopes that the adjustments after corruption accusation will result in constructive outcomes, and the artists will get the respect they deserve. He stated, “Even although I received’t be submitting my music, the Grammys’ latest admission of corruption will hopefully be a constructive transfer for the way forward for this plagued award and provides the artist neighborhood the respect it deserves with a clear voting course of.”