The weekend had an issue with the Grammys, and he continues to have them, even though they have announced that they will be making some changes.
The singer had a huge success on his album but still got shut out from the 63rd annual Grammy Awards nominations.
The Recording Academy got accused by the singer of being corrupt.
Furthermore, the singer swore that for any future Grammy ceremonies, he will be boycotting it and will not submit any of his work for consideration.
Recently he doubled down on this.
He told Variety:
“The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organization and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag,”
Recently, various changes got shared by the Recording Academy, including the nomination review, considered to be ‘secret’.
Many people blame this ‘secret’ nomination-review for The Weekend not getting a single nomination even though his single Blinding Lights and Afterhours got amazing huge streaming hits and got acclaimed critically.
The Weekend further told Variety:
“I think the industry and public alike need to see the transparent system truly at play for the win to be celebrated, but it’s an important start…I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for all these decades. I will not be submitting in the future.”
In a statement, The Weekend told The New York Times:
“Even though I won’t be submitting my music, the Grammys’ recent admission of corruption will hopefully be a positive move for the future of this plagued award and give the artist community the respect it deserves with a transparent voting process.”
As of yet, there has been no comment from the Recording Academy or the singer.