The singer, 26, shared a press release on her Instagram Story on Saturday noting that she “wanted to choose my words carefully.”
In the assertion, she claimed it takes “knowing the right people” on the Recording Academy to snag a nomination and it’s not primarily based on “quality.”
“I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations,” Halsey said. “The Grammys are an elusive process. It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes.'”
The “Without Me” singer added that even should you “get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show.”
She concluded: “Perhaps sometimes it is (!!) but it’s not always about the music or quality or culture. Just wanted to get that off my chest. [The Weeknd] deserves better, and Manic did too, perhaps it’s unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore.”
The beforehand two-time nominated musician mentioned that she is “thrilled” for this yr’s nominees however asks that shifting ahead there may be “more transparency or reform” within the process.
She famous that her publish will “blacklist me anyway.”
The Recording Academy did not instantly return Fox News’ request for remark.
Halsey’s feedback come after The Weeknd, whose actual title is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, tweeted final week: “The Grammys remain corrupt.”
He added that the Recording Academy “owes” him, his followers in addition to the music business “transparency.”
According to Vulture, The Weeknd’s album, “After Hours,” which was launched in March, spent 4 weeks on the Billboard 200 and has been licensed platinum 4 occasions. In addition, his “Blinding Lights” single off of the 2019 document of the identical title sat at No. 1 in March and broke the document for many weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s high 5, the outlet reported.
As for The Weeknd’s lack of nominations, Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., instructed Fox News in a press release on Tuesday: “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.
“We had been thrilled after we discovered he can be performing on the upcoming Super Bowl and we’d have cherished to have him additionally carry out on the GRAMMY stage the weekend earlier than,” added Mason Jr. “Unfortunately, yearly, there are fewer nominations than the variety of deserving artists. But as the one peer-voted music award, we’ll proceed to acknowledge and have a good time excellence in music whereas shining a light-weight on the various superb artists that make up our world group.”
Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.