The Weeknd Still Boycotting The Grammys Despite Rule Changes

The Weeknd has insisted that he will not submit music for Grammy Awards nomination despite the Recording Academy scrapping its controversial nomination review committees.

As per the reforms in the nomination process for the 2022 Grammy Awards, nominations in most categories will be decided by a majority vote of Academy voting members.

While recognizing the move to do away with “secret” nominating committees, the Canadian singer-songwriter has affirmed his boycott of the Grammys.

“Even though I won’t be submitting my music, the Grammys’ recent admission of corruption will hopefully be a positive move for the future of this plagued award and give the artist community the respect it deserves with a transparent voting process,” he told the New York Times.

“The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organization and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag,” the Weeknd told Variety.

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