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The Weeknd has attacked The Recording Academy over his shocking Grammy Awards snub, calling the members of the Recording Academy "corrupt".

The "Blinding Lights" singer was completely shut out of the 2021 awards when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and many music experts agree that he was robbed.

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The Weeknd (pictured in 2017) shared his outrage on social media, tweeting: "The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency..."

Meanwhile, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. defended the Grammy voting process in an interview with Variety, insisting there's nothing twisted or sinister about the The Weeknd's snub - he was just unfortunate not to make the cut.

"It really just comes down to the voting body that decides," he says. "We have eight nomination slots to fill (in the 'Big Four' categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist), five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites."

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Mason explained the voting process that awards nominations to mediocre artists over established superstars such as The Weeknd.

"We look at it every year and make tweaks and revisions to the process; we did it this year, last year, we’ll do it next year. And I don’t think this calls it into question, honestly. The process is there so we can continue to monitor excellence..."

Mason (pictured in 2016) said the voters chose acts such as Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion over The Weeknd because they were "more deserving."

"(The voters) are music professionals - they are excellent, at the top of their craft in songwriting and producing, and there are a lot of artists. They were critically listening to every song that came across their desks - or virtual desks - so I don’t think it shows a flaw in the process. I think it's actually, as you get a nomination, you start to really appreciate the process, where you’re saying, 'I really made it through a strenuous and thoughtful process', to get to who are really the deserving nominees for that given year. All the records get the fairest of fair shakes."

Question: Do you agree that nominated acts such as Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch and Jhene Aiko are more deserving than The Weeknd - or are the Grammys just a popularity contest?

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Beyonce is going for gold at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021 after leading all artists with nine nominations, including 2 for Record of the Year.

"Black Parade" and "Savage" (Remix) with Megan Thee Stallion has landed Beyonce a double mention in the top category, while the former will also compete for Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Song.

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"Black Is King," the visual accompaniment to The Lion King: The Gift - the superstar's soundtrack for her 2019 Disney remake, is shortlisted for Best Music Film, and "Brown Skin Girl" is up for Best Music Video.

Additionally, the "Savage" (Remix) is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song.

The nine nominations make Beyonce the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 79 over the course of her career, during which she has won 24.

The 2021 Grammys look to be a big night for the ladies with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Jhene Aiko, and Billie Eilish among the multiple nominees.

Comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards on January 31.
 

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) - 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
 

Song of the Year

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Cardigan - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

Don't Start Now - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

If the World Was Ending - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
 

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion
 

Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyonce

Colors - Black Pumas

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Circles - Post Malone

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid
 

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyonce

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

See Me - Emily King
 

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine - Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Black Parade - Beyonce

Collide - Tiana Major9 & Earthgang

Do It - Chloe X Halle

Slow Down - Skip Marley & H.E.R.
 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat
 

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Take Time - Giveon

To Feel Love/D - Luke James

Bigger Love - John Legend

All Rise - Gregory Porter
 

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop - Dababy

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Dior - Pop Smoke
 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room - Travis Scott
 

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

King's Disease - Nas

The Allegory Royce - Da 5'9
 

Best Pop Solo 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

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Nipsey Hussle is deceased and Michelle Obama is not a performing artist. But they both earned Grammy award nominations on Wednesday.

The slain rapper is up for 3 Grammy nominations, eight months after his tragic death in Los Angeles. The Grammy nominations were announced on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Hussle earned three Grammy nods in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories for his appearance on DJ Khaled's "Higher" with John Legend.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her best-selling memoir "Becoming."

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Alicia Keys, who is the proud mom of a LGBT+ child, will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020. She is pictured with Mrs. Obama at the 61st annual Grammys last year.

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Pop singer Lizzo leads all Grammy nominations with 8. The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer expressed her excitement, tweeting in all caps, "This has been an incredible year for music and I'm just so thankful to even be part of it. We are all winners."

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One-hit rapper Lil Nas X earned 3 Grammy nominations, including record of the year, album of the year and best new artist for his "Old Town Road" remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "No f-cking way," Nas X tweeted on Wednesday.


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Yes, I know I'm very late with this, but Life happens in between blogging. Since everyone else has their Good, Bad & Ugly lists from the 2008 Grammys, I decided to post mine. Obviously at the very top of my Ugly list are that nigger couple Nas and Kelis. No, I don't like referring to any sista or brotha by that term, but their desperate need for attention is appalling and they are a disgrace to the black race. I have lost complete respect for those niggers.

So here are my Good, Bad & Ugly lists from this year's Grammys:

The Good

  • Beyonce holding her own with miss Tina Turner. This performance officially signaled the end of Beyonce's reign in the music industry

  • Usher didn't perform
  • Britney spears didn't perform or show up
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'em didn't perform
  • Solange didn't perform

  • Rap-rocker Kid Rock's duet with singer Keely Smith
  • Amy Winehouse made it all the way through her set without stumbling or forgetting her words
  • Rihanna winning rap collabo of the year even though Umbrella is not a rap song
  • Rihanna shutting jay z down and motioning for him to shut the f up while she's talking. Priceless!
  • Jay z didn't perform
  • Amy Winehouse winning 5 trophies despite being banned from this country
  • Amy Winehouse's shocked reaction upon winning record of the year. Priceless!
  • Ne-yo winning a Grammy for contemporary r&b album of the year
  • Barack Obama winning a Grammy in the spoken word category
  • Rihanna hitting us with the unique one-of-a-kind ostrich feather dress
  • Tina turner not needing the paramedics who were standing by with oxygen tanks during her duet with Beyonce
  • The tribute to Pimp C, Ike Turner and other notables who are no longer with us
  • Stevie wonder not falling on his way to the stage
  • Keyshia Cole's mature new look. Beautiful!
  • Quincy Jones stumbled on his way to the podium and was caught by Usher
  • Rock legends little Richard and jerry lee lewis sharing the same stage
  • Kanye West's off key tribute to his late mama

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