THE WEEKND: Boycotts *Grammys* for Life

Written by on March 12, 2021

The Weeknd and the hit single “Blinding Lights” have dominated the Billboard charts for more than a year. Still, he failed to earn a Grammy nomination. He called the process “corrupt.”

The Weeknd is finished with the charades. He’s boycotting the Grammy Awards for the remainder of his career. He blamed the sketchy backroom shenanigans. (quote) “Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”

The Grammys have a terrible history of honoring Black artists. You have to go back to 2008 for the last time a Black musician won Album of the Year. That award went to jazz legend Herbie Hancock for a tribute album to the music of 77-year-old folk singer Joni Mitchell. (New York Times)

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