Why The Weeknd Grammy Nominations Snub Matters


And we really shouldn’t be that surprised

You win some, you lose some. Or in the case of The Weeknd, you don’t even get nominated. On November 24, the Recording Academy released the list of nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards and notably missing from the list was Canadian artist, The Weeknd, which was a surprise to many. In a year marked by pain, loss and sadness, music has been one of the few things to get us through. And this was a pretty great year for music, with artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Phoebe Bridgers and others releasing the songs that have gotten us through a majority of quarantine (although it’s an absolute *travesty* that we haven’t been able to bop around to “WAP” in a club).

Chief among those artists who have helped us through this hard time with their work is The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye),…

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