The Weeknd writes off the Grammys for good

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  • In a statement to The New York Times, The Weeknd has revealed that he will be writing off the Grammys for good.
  • This after not receiving a single nomination at the 2021 Grammys for his critically acclaimed After Hours album.
  • "I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys," he told the publication, citing the academy's selection process as the reason behind his decision.


After his recent Grammys snub, The Weeknd has revealed that he has written off the music event for good.

In November 2020, the Canadian singer called the Grammys "corrupt" after not receiving a single nomination for his critically acclaimed After Hours album.

Speaking to The New York Times ahead of the music awards, which took place on Sunday in LA, the star said he would no longer be submitting his music for consideration at future ceremonies "because of secret committees", referring to the Grammys selection process.

"I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys," he told the publication in a statement. 

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In response to The Weeknd's comment, Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy's interim chief executive, told The New York Times: "We're all disappointed when anyone is upset." 

He added: "But I will say that we are constantly evolving. And this year, as in past years, we are going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees." 

The 2021 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night, with Megan Thee Stallion owning the night, while Beyoncé made history as the female artist with the most Grammy wins under her belt. 

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