March 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm #1204139801
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.March 16, 2021 at 7:37 pm #1204139809
Actually, there are a couple of threads discussing The Weeknd snubs and theories explaining his snubs in general.March 16, 2021 at 7:43 pm #1204139819
There was definitely something cause there is no way Changes and Yummy got in over After Hours and Blinding LightsMarch 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm #1204139823
Honey, we been figured this out. The Weeknd got intentionally snubbed for choosing Super Bowl over Grammys.March 16, 2021 at 7:46 pm #1204139825
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 AOTYMarch 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm #1204139833
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.March 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm #1204139840
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.March 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm #1204139842
The season is over. We will never know. Move on.
FYC: Grammys 2022
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 sessionsMarch 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm #1204139844
Very low voter participation
Low passion for him specifically (mixed with being bottom of the list)
Confusion over genre placementMarch 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm #1204139855
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 rnbMarch 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm #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.March 16, 2021 at 8:07 pm #1204139874
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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