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These Grammy snubs are boycotting the awards

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

When things fall apart on social media due to the tumultuous meltdown of A-list celebrities, it’s usually a sign that the Grammys season is upon us.

Grammy nominations: Beyoncè makes history with leading noms

On Tuesday, the Recording Academy published its nominations list for the auspicious event taking place on 31 January 2021.

Beyoncè Knowles-Carter was the highlight of the event, scoring a whopping nine nominations and effectively extending her record as the most nominated female in Grammys history with 79 noms.

Megan Thee Stallion also came up with four nominations and her reaction — when she was informed of the news — was priceless.

Freddie Gibbs also received his first-ever Grammy nod for his Alchemist-produced Alfredo, a phenomenal feat considering the length of time it took the rapper to get this prestigious acknowledgement from the movers and shakers of the music industry.

Snubs who are boycotting the Grammys

These wins, however, were masked by a wave of complaints that came from high-profile musicians who were not considered for the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Westside Gunn from the grimy Griselda Records was gobsmacked at the fact that he was overlooked when the likes of Gibbs, who share in his musical tastes, got recognition.

Teyana Taylor stood up for the women in R&B who were admittedly grossly overlooked in the awards category that only featured male singers, for some odd reason.

The Weeknd, whose Blinding Lights was the highest-charting song of the year, was also snubbed.

These are the other artists who recently spoke out against the Grammys.

Trevor Noah tipped to host the 2021 Grammys

On a lighter note, the Recording Academy revealed that South African comedian and host of CBS’ The Daily Show will be the Grammys host, taking over Alicia Keys’ two-year run.

This was his reaction:

To see the full nominations list, click here.