LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Beyoncé dominated the 2021 Grammy Award nominations yesterday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topping the incredible rubbish for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt”
Beyoncé’s nine climates made her the second-highest-grossing Grammy artist in history, with a total of 79, and she came through projects that celebrated black culture in a year of racial turmoil in the United States.
The biggest closing for the highest honors in the music industry was The Weeknd, whose album “After Hours” was critically number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in four weeks.
Variety called the omission of the R&B singer, who was chosen to play next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, “the greatest spirit in memory”.
“Grammys remain corrupt,” he said in a Twitter post at the weekend. “You owe it to me, to my fans and to the transparency in the industry.”
The chairman and interim director of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason, said in a written statement that he understood the weekend’s disappointment.
“We were thrilled to learn that he was going to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would like to make him perform on the Grammy stage last weekend. “Unfortunately, every year there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists,” Mason said.
In June, the academy, whose members select the nominees and vote for the winners, announced stricter rules on potential conflicts of interest in response to allegations that the selection process was open to rigging.
The Grammys will be presented in Los Angeles on January 31, hosted by Trevor Noah.
British singer Dua Lipa, pop star Taylor Swift and rapper Roddy Rich each received six nominations.
Swift and Dua Lipa will compete for the top prize – Album of the Year – alongside R&B singer Post Malone, British band Coldplay, female band Haim, avant-garde Briton Jacob Collier, US soul band Black Pumas and American Alternative
Billboard called the album, record, song of the year and Best New Artist nominations surprising for the range of “nominated superstars as well as newcomers from nowhere.”
Bob Dylan, 79, was left without a show despite recognition for his first new music album in eight years, Rough and Rowdy Ways, while established artists such as Katy Perry, Maren Morris, The Chicks, Halsey and Jonas Brothers all got zero. nominations.
But K-pop sensation BTS received its first major Grammy Award for the single “Dynamite” in the pop group’s best-performing field, a success in a South Korean group.
The best new art scene included rappers Megan T. Stallion and Doya Kat, as well as alternative artist Phoebe Bridgers and Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus’s younger sister.
Women, including Fiona Apple, Brittany Howard and newcomer Ingrid Andres, packed rock and country music, while Britain’s Harry Styles won his first Grammy love affair with three climates for his work on the album Fine Line.
Beyoncé was nominated for her song “Black Parade” and the visual album “Black is the King”, along with her collaboration with Megan T. Stallion on the single “Savage”. They were released during the summer of nationwide protests over the killing of black police officers in the United States.
Swift’s coronavirus lock-in album’s album’s return to the Album of the Year competition, while her single “Cardigan” was among the songs of the year.