Boycott: The Weeknd sabotages Grammy Awards for "corruption and lack of transparency"
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There is no industry in which the
has not affected
Music has been no exception, although it altruistically distilled so much heat on the homes of millions of people crouched before the scourge of the virus.
That is why it is foreseeable that
at Staples Center in Los Angeles, in which
carry the favorites, will be focused on evaluating what has been lost in a devastating year. for a business in full reinvention phase.
The gala, presented by
and with the classic plethora of stars on stage - there will be 22 in total,
among them - will feature a longer than usual in memoriam segment for remember the artists who died in 2020. Up to 800 names considered by the Recording Academy of the United States to include in the special, which will also focus on concert halls and clubs throughout the country that have felt the hardest hit of the
Some of your employees will be in charge of delivering the prizes.
It will not be a virtual gala after postponing it for six weeks due to the
, as the executive producer for these
They will unfold the performances on five stages, some recorded and others live, in a sequence that will make it difficult for the viewer to tell the difference.
And there will be a red carpet.
With many limitations, but there will be.
Only five American media are accredited to cover it.
More than a year has passed since the previous edition of the
in which Los Angeles woke up - on January 26, 2020 - to the tragic news of the death of
and his daughter
in a helicopter accident.
So sudden and unexpected was that as the tumble that the
few weeks later and that these awards now condition.
What has not changed is the tension around the Recording Academy and its awards after years of constant criticism of the roots.
seem to suffer from the same endemic evil: lack of inclusion.
This year, one of the musical phenomena of the moment, the Weeknd, has joined the boycott list against the organization.
His latest album,
, did not achieve a single nomination for the golden gramophones despite the unappealable public and critical success of
The Canadian alleges that the voting system is as suspicious as it is unacceptable because of the role played by anonymous committees of experts that review the nominations proposed by the thousands of members of the Academy.
"Because of the secret committees I will no longer let my record label present my work to the
" he wrote in a statement.
He is not alone in his attacks on the Musical Academy.
were protagonists at the time of clashes with the institution before awards that for 13 years have not awarded the album of the year to an African American.
The last to do so was
in 2008 for his tribute to
On Sunday an African-American,
, will start with more nominations than anyone, nine, despite not having released a new album since 2016. However, the bets are on
and her surprise album,
, secretly born during the quarantine.
If she achieves the award for best album, she would become the first woman to win it three times, also joining an Olympus in which only
Paul Simon are
In addition to that star war,
leaves with six nominations along with other favorites such as
Megan Thee Stallion
, in a night with a Latin presence from
, with two nominations,
and the Colombian
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