After followers of The Weeknd raged after his ‘After Hours’ album was snubbed by the Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj chimed in to remind everybody how they did her improper by not giving her ‘Finest New Artist.’
Nicki Minaj typically forgives those that have completed her improper, however she by no means forgets. When followers have been clearly upset that The Weeknd’s After Hours was snubbed by the 63rd Grammy Awards nominees, even with “Blinding Lights” being one of many greatest songs of the yr, Nicki, 37, vented about her personal perceived slight by the hands of the Recording Academy. “Always remember the Grammys didn’t give me my greatest new artist award once I had 7 songs concurrently charting on billboard & larger first week than any feminine rapper within the final decade- went on to encourage a technology,” she tweeted. “They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.”
Always remember the Grammys didn’t give me my greatest new artist award once I had 7 songs concurrently charting on billboard & larger first week than any feminine rapper within the final decade- went on to encourage a technology. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver. #PinkFriday
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020
Technically, Bon Iver is a band. It’s fronted by Justin Vernon, a white man, however his title isn’t Bon Iver. Now, Bon Iver did win Finest New Artist on the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012. They defeated Nicki, J. Cole, Skrillex, The Band Perry, and Nicki for Finest New Artist. Nicki was coming off her debut studio album, Pink Friday. A month earlier than Pink Friday hit the streets, Nicki made historical past by being the primary artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Scorching 100, per BET. These included Ludacris’s “My Chick Unhealthy,” Lil Wayne’s “Knockout,” Trey Songz, “Bottoms Up,” Usher’s “Lil Freak,” Sean Kingston’s “Letting Go (Dutty Love),” Jean Sean’s “2012 (It Aint The Finish).” Her personal songs – “Tremendous Bass,” particularly – established her as a brand new greatest title in hip hop. Nevertheless, Nicki has but to win a single Grammy.
Since profitable Finest New Artist, Bon Iver would launch a pair of albums, together with the critically acclaimed i,i in 2019. Justin, 39, — who labored with Kanye West on My Lovely Darkish Twisted Fantasy, would workforce up with Ye to work on Watch The Throne and carry out throughout Kanye’s 2013 Yeezus album. He most recently teamed with Taylor Swift on the tune “Exile,” from her critically-acclaimed and commercially profitable folklore album. Each folklore (Album of the Yr) and “Exile” (Finest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency) have been nominated within the 2021 Grammys. Taylor was additionally nominated for Finest Pop Solo Efficiency and Music of the Yr for “Cardigan” and Finest Pop Vocal Album for folklore.
Nicki’s comment got here out of solidarity for The Recording Academy seemingly snubbing The Weeknd’s work. “Blinding Lights” grew to become the longest-running Billboard Scorching 100 High 10 hit within the charts’ 60+ yr historical past. It spent 40 weeks within the High 10, however it didn’t get a nomination. Harvey Mason Jr., the interim president of the Recording Academy, instructed Variety that this “snub” wasn’t intentional.
“We take a look at it yearly and make tweaks and revisions to the [nomination] course of; we did it this yr, final yr, we’ll do it subsequent yr. And I don’t assume this calls it into query, actually. The method is there so we will proceed to observe excellence. I used to be within the “core room” this yr [which decides the Big Four], and I noticed, and the those who have been in it are music professionals — they’re wonderful, on the prime of their craft in songwriting and producing, and there are a variety of artists. They have been critically listening to each tune that got here throughout their desks — or digital desks — so I don’t assume it exhibits a flaw within the course of.” He additionally added that there have been “23,000 entries” this yr, and people nominated have been one of the best of one of the best.