Words by Thomas Bradey-Riseley
After what’s been a turbulent 2020, the Grammys have named their best and the rest yesterday (November 14). While not short of surprises in its 61-year existence – there usually are a few ‘wtf?’ moments – some snubs and acknowledgements are more significant this time round.
The Weeknd hasn’t received a single nomination. He had the biggest charting hit of the year with Blinding Lights. He is due to play the Superbowl half time show the Sunday after the Grammys (February 7) and led almost all industry expert-predictions. It’s an important and surprising omission but not more so than other shocks such as: Rina Sawayama’s self-titled not receiving a nod, Kanye West being placed in a Christian category after he posted a video of him urinating on one of his Grammys earlier this year, and Poppy’s nomination for Best Metal Performance.
The Grammys constantly trip themselves…
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