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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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    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.

    Folklore AOTY

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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.

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    AOTY: evermore
    ROTY, SOTY, Pop Solo: willow
    Pop Album: evermore
    Pop Duo: evermore w Bon Iver
    Rap Song/ Melodic Rap: closure
    Dance Recording: long story short
    Remix Recording: Love Story (elvira)
    Country Solo/Country Song: cowboy like me
    Country Duo: You All Over Me w Marren Morris
    American Roots Perf/Song: ivy
    Gospel Per: epiphany (live)
    Rock Perf/Song: ‘tis the damn season
    Music Video: willow
    Music Film: folklore studio sessions

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    Very low voter participation

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

    Confusion over genre placement

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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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    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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    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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