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10 famous singers who called out the Grammy Awards 2021

All that glitters isn't gold, and the Grammys aren't the exception. The 63rd edition of the awards took place in and around of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles and Dua Lipa were among the winners. Nevertheless, some of our favorites celebrities shared their negative opinions about the prizes' nominations. Scroll down to know who they are!

  • Halsey wasn't happy about her latest album 'Maniac' being snubbed from the nominations' list. 
  • The Weeknd's 'Blinding lights', one of the topping songs of Billboard's charts, wasn't considered for this edition. 
  • Zayn Malik said he was asking for transparency and inclusion in the awards. 

1. Halsey


The artist received just two Grammy nominations to date, and after her album 'Maniac' didn't receive any nomination for the 63rd edition, she expressed her discontent with the musical prizes on her Instagram stories. 

“It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes’,” said Halsey. 

2. The Weeknd

The Weeknd. Source: Getty Images

Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weekend wasn't considered among the possible winners this year despite his album 'After hours' was acclaimed by the critical and ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’, topped the Billboard 100. 

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” he said on his Twitter account. 

3. Elton John

Elton John. Source: Getty Images

Despite being a Grammy winner in many occasions some years ago, the recognized English singer and compositor shot out to support The Weeknd in his anger for not being invited or nominated this year. 

“In my humble opinion, Blinding Lights Song of the Year, Record of the Year @theweeknd #GrammySnub” wrote John on his Instagram account. 

4. Drake

The musical colleague of The Weeknd, who had three nominations for the Grammys on this year, said that people should stop being shocked about the disconnection between impactful music and these awards. Nevertheless, he thinks that The Weeknd deserved one.

“The other day I said The Weeknd was a lock for either Album or Song of the Year along with reasonable assumptions, and it just never goes that way,” he wrote. 

5. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

The rapper who has been nominated ten times for the awards, never could win one. She believes that this, like many other injustices in the world, is due to her gender and the color of her skin. Big prizes are usually for white men. 

“Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on Billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade (…) They gave it to the white man Bon Iver,” she said.

6. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber. Source: Getty Images

The 'Holy' singer didn't agree that his three nominations for this edition of the prizes were for the 'pop' category. Justin said that his latest album belongs to the R&B one. 

“'Changes’ was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B Album which is very strange to me,” he wrote. 

7. Kanye West

Kanye West. Source: Getty Images

The winner for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album of this edition, surprised us all on September 2020 by posting a video on Twitter in which we saw him peeing one of his last Grammys.  

“Trust me ... I Won't Stop” he wrote to caption the strange and disrespectful tweet. 

8. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Last year Ariana was extremely mad at Grammys producer, Ken Ehrlich, and wrote some tweets for him after feeling that her creativity and self-expression were stifled by him

“It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games. It’s just a game you all… And I’m sorry, but that’s not what music is to me,” said the pop artist. 

9. Zayn Malik

The ex member of One Direction went for all with his words against the Grammys. He insisted in the fact that being nominated or a winner, depends on contacts and bribes, and also in the fact that this behavior “allows favoritism, racism, and networking politics to influence the voting process”.

“F--- the Grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary,” he wrote on his Twitter account. 

10. Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor. Source: Getty Images

The 'Gonna Love Me' singer felt outraged about women still being left out some categories. The exclusion of feminine artists in the category for best R&B album set her on fire. 

“You all was better off just saying 'best MALE R&B ALBUM' cause all I see is d--- in this category,” she wrote.

It's a pity to see how such important awards for the musical industry like the Grammys are losing prestige because of having a bad attitude in topics that are taking serious all over the world. Discriminating artists because of their gender or their skin color is an unacceptable behavior. 

Teyana Taylor. Source: Getty Images

We hope that with all these comments from the musicians and the support of their fans, things will become more fair for the upcoming editions. What do you think about it?

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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