The 2021 Grammy Awards are mere hours away, but the awards ceremony hasn't been able to shake off criticism over its controversial nominations.
The Grammy nominations are not new to controversy and criticism. Over a lack of diversity, over consistently overlooking particular artists and music, over placing mostly 'pop' artists of colour in 'urban' categories, etc.
It's difficult to recall a year where the nominations were routinely accepted as fair by not just the artists, but their fans too.
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But in 2021, this has reached a peak.
Beyonce leads the nominations with nine in total, followed by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich who scored six nominations each. Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber are also up in multiple categories.
As always, there are noticeable snubs - and this is mostly where the drama is.
The Weeknd - who released a critically acclaimed album and whose single 'Blinding Lights' was the sound of the year (and that TikTok dance you've definitely done in secret) - did not receive any nominations.
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Other snubs included Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Halsey's Manic, Kiwi artist Benee (whose song 'Supalonely' was another lockdown and TikTok banger) and K-pop groups BTS and BLACKPINK.
We don't know how/if the controversy will rear its head during the show, but just in case... well, here's what you need to know.
"The Grammys remain corrupt."
The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, demanded transparency from the Grammys after receiving zero nominations in November.
"The Grammys remain corrupt," he wrote across his social media platforms.
"You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency."