The 64th Grammy Awards nominee list would be out on Tuesday morning but this will be a year of change as the nominations are done after some stark changes as per the announcement by the Recording Academy.
The Recording Academy will be going with the public opinion of the 11000 voters to choose the nominees in various categories including the top-notch awards like the album of the year and song of the year, instead of the usual anonymous selection committees
The subtle change came after Grammy Awards faced a lot of criticism for being “corrupt”. The criticism got momentum after the Weeknd was shut out from the award ceremony in 2021 despite having the biggest song of the year.
He had called the Grammy’s “corrupt”
Possible nominees include Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and K-pop group BTS. The Weeknd, who collaborated on Kanye West’s hit album “Donda,” revealed that he is no longer interested in sending his work for the Grammys
The CEO of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr stated that he commits to bring back the trust everybody had in Grammys and will also increase its membership policy.
The nominations are scheduled to be live-streamed at 9 am pacific time.
You can watch the live streaming at www.live.grammy.com. The Livestream will go live for the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Two new categories are being introduced this year, Best Musica Urbana Album (Latin music field) and Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field)
Harvey Mason Jr stated, “this is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. “While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain—the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music.
“We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round,” he further added. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on 31st January 2022 in Los Angeles. In the previous year, the awards were hosted under strict pandemic protocols but this year it is expected to be a show just like the pre-pandemic days