Wayne has earned 26 nominations throughout his career and won five Grammys. He didn’t receive any nominations this year despite releasing his Funeral album in January 2020. His last win was in 2016 for Best Rap Performance as a featured guest on Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem.”
Beyoncé made history as the most decorated female artist in Grammy history with her 28th win on Sunday. She now ties Quincy Jones for second-most Grammy wins ever.
Wayne is the latest artist to criticize the Grammys. The Weeknd, who was shut out of the nominations, announced that he was boycotting the show going forward. “Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” he told The New York Times.
The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…
Zayn, who previously cursed out the Grammys, also demanded that the Recording Academy end the secret committees. “I’m keeping the pressure on & fighting for transparency & inclusion. We need to make sure we are honoring and celebrating ‘creative excellence’ of ALL,” he tweeted.
.@recordingacad are moving in inches and we need to move in miles. I’m keeping the pressure on & fighting for transparency & inclusion. We need to make sure we are honoring and celebrating “creative excellence” of ALL. End the secret committees. Until then … #fuckthegrammys
Wayne’s Young Money associates Drake and Nicki Minaj have also taken the Grammys to task in the past.
Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade- went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday