The Weeknd Vows to Permanently Boycott GRAMMYs After 2021 Nominations Snub

Published: Thursday 11th Mar 2021 by Rashad

If you were among those who thought The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) would just get over being snubbed for a nomination at the 2021 GRAMMYs, his recent sit-down with ‘New York Times’ suggests you couldn’t be any more wrong.

Despite owning one of the century’s most blockbuster eras courtesy of his hit fourth album, 2020’s ‘After Hours,’ Tesfaye was an afterthought for the Recording Academy who omitted his name from mention in any category for this year’s GRAMMY Awards.

As many of his industry peers (including Drake and Nicki Minaj) rallied around him in support, the singer-songwriter took to social media and press at the time to express his disappointment in the omission – even referring to the GRAMMY voting process as ‘corrupt.’

To further his stance, he’s announced he will not be submitting any of his future chart-topping hits for the Academy’s consideration.

Via a statement printed Thursday (March 11), Abel revealed:

“Because of the secret committees,” the Weeknd said, “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”

The “secret committees” referred to in the statement is one of many complaints artists are lodging against the GRAMMY voting process as little is understood about it.

Reportedly, there are “anonymous expert committees, which review initial nomination choices by the thousands of music professionals who make up the voting membership of the Recording Academy.”  According to industry insiders, those experts have the final say about who makes the nomination cut in 61 of the GRAMMYs’ 84 categories – a move some artists argue implies bias and damages the integrity of the ceremony.

Once Tesfaye’s statement landed on the desk of Harvey Mason Jr., the Academy’s interim chief executive, he replied:

“We’re all disappointed when anyone is upset,” Mason said in response to the Weeknd’s statement. “But I will say that we are constantly evolving. And this year, as in past years, we are going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees.”


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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 11, 2021

    Awwwww poor thang! No grammy no money! Looks like somebody’s b u t t hurt😂🤣 meanwhile Bruno won 11 Grammy already. Abel won some granny Audiences like trashy bish 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  2. Ugghh March 11, 2021

    Gurl. No ones music these days is game changing. To be nominated these days is isn’t something prestigious or honorable anyway.

  3. Susan March 11, 2021

    He’s so annoying

  4. Kima Kesha & Pam March 11, 2021

    Sore loser

  5. Flopyonce March 11, 2021

    Good. Your shîtty music ain’t Grammy worthy anyway.

  6. I can’t March 11, 2021

    He’s throwing a tantrum. Everyone’s been snubbed at some point. It’s like he thinks this was his only shot, and he’s not capable of ever making (in his mind) another good album. This was clearly his peak and he knows it.

  7. Tori March 11, 2021

    I guess he thought that his streaming numbers would be enough to persuade the academy in his favor. The academy doesn’t play fair all the time but honestly this ain’t one of those times. The most he’s due is a nomination for BL. Abel ain’t out here doing what he thinks he’s with that soft ass voice and one demographic music therefore he simply did not attract their attention.

  8. Kyle March 12, 2021

    It’s kinda like school, jobs. If you want to be recognized or get a promotion, You have to attend meetings, build rapport & interact with the teachers, bosses. Same with music. If you don’t attend these parties, perform, & build relationships. It’s seen as disrespect. You won’t get nominated. I get it. But at the same time, If an artist dominated they should get nominated at least!

  9. Gworl Bye March 12, 2021

    He has a point whether he’s whining or not. The Grammys completely plays favoritism when it comes to special nominations “committees” & certain artist that seem to always get nominated no matter what they put out. Kanye said the same thing when he exposed them for nominating only artists that agree to perform. Let’s not act like the Grammy is a legitimate organization when its a known fact that they’re not.

  10. LOL March 12, 2021

    lmao next time keep King Usher’s name out cho mouth miss abel, karmas a bishhh lmfaoooooooooo

  11. Josh L March 12, 2021


  12. bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 12, 2021

    we agree with the grammy snub….

  13. bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 12, 2021

    put kanye west back up..
    he will end your career now

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