The Recording Academy released the list of 2021 Grammy nominations today.
Some celebs and fans are upset, with many believing their faves were "robbed," especially one particularly glaring omission.
Update, November 30:
It's been almost a whole week since the Grammy nominations came out, but people are still talking about it, if you can believe. Because Halsey's fans felt annoyed that the Recording Academy snubbed her too, she hopped on her Instagram Stories to make a statement about the matter and p much said that "knowing the right people" is the only way to be recognized by the academy.
"I've been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations.
The Grammys are an elusive process. 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.' And if you get that far, it's about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show
Perhaps sometimes it is (!!) but it's not always about the music or quality or culture. Just wanted to get that off my chest. [The Weeknd] deserves better, and Manic did too, perhaps it's unbecoming of me to say so but I can't care anymore. While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency or reform. But I'm sure this post will blacklist me anyway."
@Grammys, the ball's in your court!
It's time to buckle TF up because the 2021 Grammy Award nominations are officially out, and everyone and their mother has something to say about their [insert fave] who got snubbed by the Recording Academy for [insert specific category here]. And to make things even ~juicier~, celeb musicians are now chiming in on Twitter to tell their fans/the Academy how they really feel. What a time to be alive!
The biggest snub by far has to go to The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye). Despite him selling 3.1 million units of his critically acclaimed album, After Hours, spending several successful weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and being so dedicated to his art that he sported literal bloody noses and face bandages during performances and public appearances, he did not earn a single nomination. Not even in the pop categories, where he was not only expected to net nominations, but was also expected to eventually win.
— Xavier Torres (@xtorres_4) November 24, 2020
This is enough evidence that being nominated for the Grammys doesn't validate how good an artist, song or album is. At the end of the day we know how talented the weeknd is and how much of a masterpiece After Hours is. pic.twitter.com/VYjmFXQGe9
— Ackerman Elle (@NickiSan247) November 24, 2020
So The Weeknd has 0 nominations from Grammy's and they chose Yummy instead?
Aight bet. pic.twitter.com/b5WpiXGDwD
— SaV (@HamaSawan) November 24, 2020
The weeknd gets robbed by the Grammy's
Travi$ Scott: pic.twitter.com/1USp9cB1JG
— Yathin (@Yathin_JP) November 24, 2020
The Weeknd wore the same fit for an entire year just to get 0 Grammy nominations 💀 pic.twitter.com/AIXIW6Kn1K
— Space 🪐💫 (@2kspaced) November 24, 2020
Abel was robbed man this shits weak
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) November 24, 2020
Fans of Abel's suggested that one of his After Hours tracks should have been nominated in the Best Pop Solo Performance category instead of Justin Bieber's "Yummy." But hilariously enough, Justin had a problem with the nom too, stating that he disagreed with his category placement entirely.
On Instagram, Justin wrote:
"Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me....For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B Album!"
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj took a moment to reflect on how she was #robbed for Best New Artist seven years ago, despite experiencing major success at the time. "Never forget the 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- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday," she wrote.
Never forget the 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- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020
Teyana Taylor also hopped on Twitter to rightfully point out that only men were nominated in the Best R&B Album category, when TBH, her recent album (titled The Album) had massive bops.
Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category. https://t.co/LlL769FbTR
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) November 24, 2020
After other fans argued both Hayley Williams (of Paramore) and Rina Sawayama weren't given their Grammys due, both women shared that they aren't phased by it this time around—they're both just happy making music and seeing their peers excel.
i love u all so much !!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ i'm grateful for u, and am v vvvv grateful for everything this year in such difficult times !! i'm just excited to give u more new music !!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
— RINA SAWAYAMA (@rinasawayama) November 24, 2020
stop sending me sorry's for not getting a nom LOL pmore been nominated lots and even won. thank you for your sweetness but stop! the women leading the rock and alt nom's are THE story and the moment.
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) November 24, 2020
Other fandoms that were pissed to not see their faves make it out of the process with more 2021 nominations? BTS' Army, BLACKPINK's Blinks, Charli XCX's Angels, Miley Cyrus' Smilers, Halsey's fans, Harry Styles' fans (despite his nominations), and so much more.
— 𝖇𝖙𝖘 𝖎𝖘 𝖆 𝖌𝖗𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖞 𝖓𝖔𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖊⁷ 𐤀 (@fanboy_csm) November 24, 2020
In today’s episode of people who got robbed.
Selena Gomez pic.twitter.com/qjvPQ3ox9Z
— STREAM PRISONER BY Miley and Dua (@iLoveCereaal) November 24, 2020
HALSEY WAS ROBBED MANIC WAS THE 1ST PLATNIUM ALBUM OF THE YEAR
— raven⁷⧖⁴ˣ⁴ | GRAMMY NOMINATED BTS!!! (@marvelousjoonie) November 24, 2020
charli xcx was fucking robbed but what’s new
— anthony amorim (@AnthonyAmorim) November 24, 2020
The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rina Sawayama, Blackpink, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B are heavily snubbed by grammy. While an undeserved person got 3 nominations when his album and song are rated as one of the worst event in history. This is embarrassing pic.twitter.com/i6K6FEy5Kv
— danialᴮᴸᴹ (@FOLKLORDREP) November 24, 2020
That leaves me with one major question:
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