grammy award 2021

Grammys Awards 2021: What the Hell Happened to the Weeknd in the Nominations?

From favorite to forgotten, amid accusations of corruption and lack of transparency, the 2020 Grammy nominations have not liked even Justin Biener, one of the surprises.
From favorite to forgotten, amid accusations of corruption and lack of transparency, the 2020 Grammy nominations have not liked even Justin Biener, one of the surprises.

Yesterday the nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards 2021 were revealed, the most important recognition in one of the strangest years of music. And the truth is that their choices were even stranger, far from many predictions and with little understandable decisions that made Twitter burn through the fans, but also left the experts confused.

Let’s start with the main thing, The Weeknd was the favorite for album and song of the year with his album After Hours and his single Blinding Lights . In fact, seeing him characterized as in the video, with his face bruised and full of bandages, was already becoming the usual leitmotif at this year’s music awards. As a betting favorite he was completely forgotten. Something so incomprehensible that he himself quickly accused the Academy of corruption and demanded changes to his total lack of transparency in the nomination process.

That the favorite to win the album of the year does not deserve even a nomination in the categories by genres has scaled everyone. The Weeknd recalls that both nominations and nominers are never disclosed. According to Variety, the singer’s anger would have been increased since the ceremony dropped his favoritism in the nominations to ensure his performance at the gala, just a week before he does so at the Super Bowl break. Now, yes, we can hardly believe that it appears.

Many did not take long to compare it with Justin Bieber, whose album has had a much more tempered reception and which, however, has been made with 3 nominations.

But even Bieber is not happy with it since, although he appreciates the nominations, he assures that he has made an effort to make R&B music and that, incomprehensibly, he has been nominated in the pop categories. Come on, as if they hadn’t even heard his album …

We will simply mention that Selena Gomez (ex-girlfriend of both), and her well-received album Rare, has also been totally excluded because if not, we are not finished. As our Esquire Usa colleagues point out, it’s also strange that Fiona Apple’s acclaimed comeback, best album of the year for many critics, doesn’t have any overall nominations. BTS, the largest band in the world, has marked a milestone with its generic nomination for K-pop but many expected to see it in a larger category, which would demonstrate the supposed internationality of the nominations. They think the same and we think of Latin music and Bad Bunny, once again closed in its small redoubt without being promoted to the senior league.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s lead in nominations smacks of accommodation from afar, but it’s less questionable that, with those left out, we’ll see Coldplay again on Record of the Year. The triumph of women has made us all happy, especially in the rock categories. However, it will be difficult that next January 31 the only topic of conversation is the digital gala of the Grammys, absences will scream very loud.

Here is the complete list of the nominees and nominees of grammy award 2021 :

Record of the Year
Chilombo , Jhene Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe), Black Pumas
Everyday Life , Coldplay
Djesse Vol. 3 , Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III , Haim
Future Nostalgia , Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s Bleeding , Post Malone
Folklore , Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Black Parade,” Beyoncé
“Colors,” Black Pumas
“Rockstar,” DaBaby and Roddy Ricch
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
“Circles , ”Post Malone
“ Savage, ”Megan Thee Stallion

Song of the year
“Black Parade” (Beyoncé)
“The Box” (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” (HER)
“If the World Was Ending” (JP Saxe and Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Performance
“Yummy,” Justin Bieber
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles
“Cardigan,” Taylor Swift

Best Duo or Group Performance
“Un Día (One Day),” J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy
“Intentions,” Justin Bieber and Quavo
“Dynamite,” BTS
“Rain on me,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
“ Exile, ”Taylor Swift and Bon Iver

Best Pop Album
Changes , Justin Bieber
Chromatica , Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia , Dua Lipa
Fine Line , Harry Styles
Folklore , Taylor Swift

Best Traditional Pop Album
Blue Umbrella , Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashain
True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter , Harry Connick Jr.
American Standard , James Taylor
Unfollow the Rules , Rufus Wainwright
Judy , Renee Zellweger

Non-Classic Producer of the Year
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt

Best Non-Classical Album Production
Black Hole Rainbow (Devon Gilfillian)
Expectations (Katie Pruitt)
Hyperspace (Beck)
Jaime (Brittany Howard)
25 Trips (Sierra Hull)

Best Remix
“Do You Ever (RAC Mix),” RAC (Phil Good)
“Imaginary Friends (Morgan Page Remix),” Deadmau5 (Morgan Page)
“Praying for You (Louie Vega Main Remix),” Jasper Street Co. (Louie Vega)
“Roses (Imanbek Remix),” Saint JHN (Imanbek Zeikenov)
“Young & Alive (Bazzi vs. Haywire Remix),” Bazzi (Haywyre)

Best Classical Album Production
Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Hynes: Fields
Ives: Complete Symphonies
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’

Producer of the Year, Classic
Blanton Alspaugh
David Frost
Jesse Lewis
Dmitriy Lipay
Elaine Martone

Best Rock Performance
“Shameika,” Fiona Apple
“Not,” Big Thief
“Kyoto,” Phoebe Bridgers
“The Steps,” Haim
“Stay High,” Brittany Howard
“Daylight,” Grace Potter

Best Metal Performance
“Bum-Rush,” Body Count
“Underneath,” Code Orange
“The In-Between,” In This Moment
“Bloodmoney,” Poppy
“Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Ax) – Live,” Power Trip

Best Musical Film
Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys, Spike Jonze
Black Is King, Beyoncé
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme , Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice , Linda Ronstadt
That Lil Ol ‘Band From Texas , ZZ Top

Best Rock Song
“Kyoto,” Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler, and Mashall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers)
“Lost In Yesterday,” Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)
“Not,” Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief)
“Shameika,” Fiona Apple ( Fiona Apple)
“Stay High, Brittany Howard (Brittany Howard)

Best Rock Album
A Hero’s Death , Fontaines DC
Kiwanuka , Michael Kiwanuka
Daylight , Grace Potter
Sound & Fury , Sturgill Simpson
The New Abnormal , The Strokes

Best Alternative Album
Hyperspace , Beck
Fetch the Bolt Cutters , Fiona Apple
Punisher , Phoebe Bridgers
Jaime , Brittany Howard
The Slow Rush , Tame Impala

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