The dissension concerning the 2021 Grammy Award nominations rolls on, but The Recording Academy’s Black Songs Collective Honorary Chairs have issued a statement to the Black Tunes Collective Leadership Council. Lots of have complained that there is a absence of girls and Black illustration in this year’s nominees, foremost some these as Drake or Charlamagne The God to communicate brazenly about the division among the Grammys and the lifestyle. Nicki Minaj recently spoke about her snub again in 2012 when she failed to acquire with several singles continue to on the charts, and The Weeknd had a person of the most celebrated albums of the 12 months with Right after Several hours but he did not receive any nominations, at all.
In the letter from the Honorary Chairs which includes Jimmy Jam, Quincy Jones, Debra Lee, and John Legend, they congratulated all of the nominees for the 2021 year. “In particular the Black nominees who represent one of the most inclusive Black artist nomination rosters in yrs,” the letter reads. “It’s a historic year as 10 Black gals are nominated in the prime four groups and more than 20 Black nominees are represented in the Basic Fields. Also, for the to start with time, all 6 nominees for Ideal Rap Album are Black impartial artists. This is development.”
They acknowledged that “every single awards cycle” can carry disappointments, but The Recording Academy is on the lookout to develop into a lot more inclusive as there is nonetheless perform to be accomplished. Read through the assertion in its entirety below.