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Halsey joins Grammy nominations criticism: ‘It’s not always about the music’


Halsey has weighed in on this year’s controversial Grammy nominations.

The singer, who was among the artists shut out from the 2021 ceremony despite releasing work that was both critically and commercially successful, shared her thoughts on Instagram Stories.

“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,” she wrote, via Deadline.

“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.’”

If an artist gets that far, she said, it then became about “committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising”.

She added that “sometimes it is… but it’s not always about the music or quality or culture”.

Halsey’s comments come after The Weeknd branded the Grammys “corrupt” following his shock omission from the 63rd awards ceremony.

The “Blinding Lights” singer, who has received…



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