Justin Bieber Won’t Attend Grammys.
Each year, the Grammy nominations begin a replacement set of controversial moves from artists, but 2021’s award ceremony has launched an all-out war. The snubbing of The Weeknd may be a missed opportunity that fans, artists, and industry professionals are still trying to wrap their heads around. After Hours has remained on the charts for a full year and was a No.1 charting album that became its own cinematic-style movement, and therefore the Weeknd didn’t catch a nod in any category. The Recording Academy has long been accused of not being in-tuned with the culture, and in response, The Weeknd announced he planned on boycotting the ceremony for everything of his career and can never submit his music for consideration.
The Weeknd wasn’t the sole one that has had issues with the Grammys. Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber wasn’t happy when his Changes album was nominated in various Pop categories but not in R&B. “To the Grammys, i’m flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. i’m very meticulous and intentional about my music,” Bieber shared back in November 2020. “‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album. it’s not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is extremely strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to form a project that might embody that sound.”
On Thursday (March 11), Page Six reported that Bieber doesn’t plan on attending the Grammy ceremony this weekend because Changes didn’t receive the R&B recognition that he desired. The album hosted features from artists including Quavo, Kehlani, Summer Walker, and Travis Scott. you’ll inspect Changes below and allow us to know if you think the Grammys is losing its influence within the industry.