The Weeknd Says He's Officially Done with the Grammys and Their "Secret Committees"
Going forward, the Canadian artist says he will no longer submit his albums to the awards
Published Mar 11, 2021The Weeknd's strained relationship with the Grammys is going from bad to worse. Today, the Canadian artist said he's outright boycotting the awards going forward.
In revealing the decision to blacklist the Grammys, the Weeknd minced no words and made his position very clear.
"Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys," his statement to the New York Times reads.
In response, Harvey Mason Jr., the interim CEO for the Recording Academy, had this to say: "We're all disappointed when anyone is upset. 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."
As previously reported, the Canadian artist born Abel Tesfaye blasted the Grammys for completely snubbing his hit album After Hours — all because he says he had agreed to perform the Super Bowl halftime show.
As the Weeknd previously put it, "The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency."