The Weeknd won't be appearing at the GRAMMYs anytime soon.
In a statement given to the New York Times, the "Can't Feel My Face" singer detailed how he's severing ties with the academy altogether:
“Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”
The crazy thing is, "Blinding Lights" literally just set a record for being the first song to ever stay atop the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a full 52 weeks (a year), yet no GRAMMY nod in view? Interesting... but not surprising, as the academy has a terrible reputation for shutting black artists out of nominations, specifically the big categories.
The last time a black artist won Album of the Year was in 2008, and even then it was Herbie Hancock for his tribute album to Joni Mitchell, a white artist.
What are your thoughts on The Weeknd's decision?