The Weeknd is no longer allowing his label to submit any of his music to the Grammys for a nomination. Blinding Lights has been sitting on the Billboard top 10 list for a FULL YEAR. The Weeknd now holds the record for the longest time spent on the top 10 list yet no nominations were received for the biggest album of 2020.
The numbers do not lie, with over 1 million tickets sold for his After Hours album tour, the world loves this album. Here’s where things get a little strange, The Weeknd was given an offer to perform both at the Grammys and the Super Bowl. Last year the Grammys saw 17 million views and the Super Bowl had around 100 million, making the Super Bowl an obvious choice.
The Weeknd was interested in performing both events and his team spent weeks in negotiations with the academy to make a deal. Following a bitter back-and-forth over what his team claimed was an ultimatum from the Grammys — us or Super Bowl LV.
Singer Halsey wrote in support of The Weeknd that being nominated for a Grammyoften takes “committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show.” As more artists come out in support of The Weeknd we hope to see the Grammys make big changes as their reputations is going down year after year.
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