"Blinding lights" is the most listened song of The Weeknd

Why The Weeknd wasn’t nominated for the Grammys 2021

The music of The Weeknd caught us in 2020 with the album “After Hours”, and in 2021 continues as the favorite of the playlist. However, the Canadian wasn't nominated for the Grammy Awards that will be delivered on the night of March 14th. Do you want to know more? Keep reading below.

  • "Blinding Lights" has been in the top 3 on Billboard's Artists 100 Chart for 52 weeks.
  • Abel Makkonen Tesfaye will not submit for the Grammys again.
  • The singer is unhappy with the nominees' list.
     

The battle between Abel Makkonen and the Grammys organization began when they revealed the list of nominees in November 2020, but the Weeknd's name wasn't found between them.

"After Hour" songs continue to be the most played on Spotify and Youtube, but according to Harvey Mason Jr., the singer is registered as an R&B artist and on his latest album pop predominates, something that "confused" the secret committee of the organization.

Abel's anger

The Weeknd published a statement in the New York Times where he directly accused the  Grammys of producing a boycott against him, pointing out that there are differences because he isn't a white person.

"I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys". 

But Abel wasn't the only artist to speak out against the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Justin Bieber, Drake, Frank Ocean, and Nicky Minaj have done it too:

It seems that many artists are against the 63rd Grammy Awards, where Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa lead the list of nominees. Do you think The Weeknd is right to be upset? Leave your comments below, we want to know your opinion!

Sindy Macero

Journalist with some Caribbean flavor. Curious and waiting for good stories.+ info

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