After initially being postponed, the 63rd Annual Grammys Award Ceremony kicks off this weekend. Main the nominations is Beyonce, who’s up for 9 Grammys together with each File Of The 12 months and Track Of The 12 months. The extra nominations makes her the most Grammy-nominated female artist in history with a powerful 79 nominations. However regardless of her recognition, Beyonce won’t be seen acting at this yr’s occasion.
This weekend’s ceremony shall be happening in particular person throughout 5 small levels located round LA as a way to decrease interactions. A number of artists have been booked to carry out on the ceremony, together with Cardi B, Unhealthy Bunny, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa. One main star not on the record, although, is Beyonce.
The Recording Academy claims that they prolonged a suggestion to Beyonce to carry out, however she declined. In a statement to the LA Times, Recording Academy interim chief govt Harvey Mason mentioned, “It’s unlucky as a result of she’s such an enormous a part of the Recording Academy. We completely want we had her onstage.”
Neither Beyonce nor the Recording Academy has addressed her cause for turning down the occasion. It might should do with the priority over attending an in-person occasion, however it is also because of the backlash the Recording Academy has confronted this previous yr. Again in January of 2020, former Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan alleged that the Recording Academy has a historical past of sexual misconduct and corruption, and he or she wasn’t the one one to say so. After being snubbed of an award this yr, The Weeknd slammed the ceremony as corrupt and known as for better transparency within the nomination course of. Different artists like Ellie Goulding, Zayn, Fiona Apple, and Lil Wayne have made comparable, disdainful remarks in regards to the Grammys.
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