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After Not Being Nominated for a Grammy, The Weeknd Says He Will No Longer Submit Music to the Grammys

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“You can’t fire me, I quit!”

That’s basically what The Weeknd sounded like when he said that because he wasn’t no I acted for a Grammy that he would no longer submit his music for consideration for a Grammy.

He told The New York Times “Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”

Here’s how the Times describes the process:

Why? Scrutiny has zeroed in on a little-understood part of the Grammy process: the role of anonymous expert committees, which review initial nomination choices by the thousands of music professionals who make up the voting membership of the Recording Academy, the nonprofit group behind the awards, and — for 61 of the Grammys’ 84 categories — have the final say about who makes the cut. To the Grammy leadership, the committees are a check-and-balance step to preserve the integrity of the awards. To suspicious artists, they are unaccountable star chambers that can subvert the will of the voters.

Honestly, it seems like sour grapes to me. The “secret committees” wouldn’t be a problem if he had won. And awards shows never reward the most deserving person or piece of media anyway. If they did, The Weeknd would have lost ever category anyway, he’d just lose to BTS instead of whoever eventually wins.

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