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So, have we figured out how The Weeknd got shut out of Pop Field?

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    I’m surprised there’s no thread on this.

    There’s nothing bizarre about him missing the General Field. After all, the rulebook gives the BRP the authority to do pretty much whatever they please with these categories. We may or may not like it, but it’s well within the rules.

    However, assuming that the Genre nominations are still decided by popular vote, how in the world did he get shut out of there too? Are we supposed to believe that Blinding Lights, the biggest and one of the most acclaimed hits of the year, failed to receive enough votes to get into the top 6 of Pop Solo over the likes of Yummy and Say So? This has got to be the single most nonsensical result in the history of award shows. I honestly can’t think any other example that comes close to the sheer bizarreness of this one.

    So, how did this happen? It’s frankly put the credibility of the Recording Academy as an institution into question for me, but I’d still rather hear a less cynical explanation for how this went down.

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    Actually, there are a couple of threads discussing The Weeknd snubs and theories explaining his snubs in general.

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    Actually, there are a couple of threads discussing The Weeknd snubs and theories explaining his snubs in general.

    Yes, but I’m more interested in what happened specifically in Pop Field. None of those threads provided that.

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    There was definitely something cause there is no way Changes and Yummy got in over After Hours and Blinding Lights

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    #1204139823

    Honey, we been figured this out.  The Weeknd got intentionally snubbed for choosing Super Bowl over Grammys.

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    I like theorizing, but I’m over The Weeknd snub. I just hope he’s makes more solid music and that you enjoy his future projects.

    Best Albums 2022

    Dawn FM
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    Diaspora Problems
    Bronco
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    Preacher’s Daughter
    A Light for Attracting Attention
    Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

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    Honey, we been figured this out. The Weekend got intentionally snubbed for choosing Super Bowl over Grammys.

    If he got “intentionally snubbed” by the voters, fine. If something else happened that didn’t take place in accordance with the established rules, that’s whole different story that goes way beyond The Weeknd.

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    The thinking is that either the pop voters were especially low this year due to the pandemic, leading to a shallow field of contenders where anything could happen, or behind-the-scenes manipulations of Scooter Braun in support of his client, Justin Bieber.

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    The season is over. We will never know. Move on.

    Congratulations to Grammy Winners: Jazmine Sullivan, Doja Cat, SZA and Olivia Rodrigo!

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    Very low voter participation

    Low passion for him specifically (mixed with being bottom of the list)

    Confusion over genre placement

    FYC:
    That's Where I Am by Maggie Rogers - Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Music Video, Best Country Song, Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best American Roots Performance

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    This is a lame theory but the weekend would appear at the very bottom of the list so massing voters were lazy and didn’t want to scroll that far down or they expected him to go to progressive rnb

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    #1204139860

    nobody thought he would be in pop-nobody looked for him.

    or, the few people who voted preferred the other songs. Apart from Yummy, they ALL were better tracks.

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    This is a lame theory but the weekend would appear at the very bottom of the list so massing voters were lazy and didn’t want to scroll that far down or they expected him to go to progressive rnb

    You mean cause he starts with a “T”? So does Taylor Swift

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    You mean cause he starts with a “T”? So does Taylor Swift

    Swift would be listed under “S”, not “T”.

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    #1204139883

    After this recent edition, it’s clear that you have to be well-connected in the music industry, especially with grammy voters, if you want nominations. Some are more well-connected than others.

     

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