Grammy nominations will be announced after sweeping changes
Angels The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning, but it will be the first year the selections will be made after some sweeping changes.
The Academy earlier this year ditched anonymous selection committees and now allows more than 11,000 voters to choose nominees in specific categories, with full membership eligible to impress at top awards such as album and song of the year.
The shift comes after The Weeknd called the Grammys “rotten” after they were disqualified from the 2021 concert, despite having had the biggest hit last year.
This year’s announcement will be made on a live stream beginning at noon PST at https://live.grammy.com/.
Possible nominees include Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Coldplay and K-pop group BTS, who on Sunday won fan-voted American Music Awards. The Weeknd, who collaborated on Kanye West’s popular album “Donda,” said he would no longer submit his work for consideration at the Grammy.
The Recording Academy CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., said he is committed to rebuilding confidence in the Grammy Award and has worked to increase its membership.
The Grammy Awards will be presented on January 31 in Los Angeles. Last year’s party was held under strict epidemiological conditions. While few details have been announced about next year’s gala, the Academy has committed to putting on the show and using an inclusion contestant, which aims to increase diversity among those working at the gala at all levels.
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