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    The Grammys Didn't Nominate The Weeknd Despite His Record-Breaking Year, And The Internet Is Seeing Red

    The Weeknd was ROBBED.

    In case you haven't heard, the Grammy Award nominations were released today. Notably missing from the list was THE FREAKING WEEKND.

    A little background for ya: After Hours made history with the biggest streaming week for an R&B album, and the single "Blinding Lights" was one of the top hits of 2020. It even broke the record for a song with the highest number of weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's Top Five!

    The Weeknd himself tweeted today that the Grammys owe him and his fans transparency:

    The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency...

    I JUST DON'T GET IT. And I'm not the only one who's pissed. The internet is ablaze with fury that one of the best artists of the year was inexplicably snubbed. So here are some tweets summing up our collective outrage and disbelief:

    1. A few people couldn't believe that Justin Bieber was nominated while The Weeknd wasn't...

    Grammys nominating Justin Bieber over The Weeknd:

    2. ...okay, more than a few people:

    So The Weeknd has 0 nominations from Grammy's and they chose Yummy instead? Aight bet.

    3. Some found TV clips where the Grammys are called "garbage":

    With 'The Weeknd' receiving no Grammy nomination, we can all agree with the Simpsons on the #GRAMMYnoms #GRAMMYs

    4. Others pointed out the flawless record of After Hours:

    The Weeknd having the biggest song of the year, second highest selling album, longest running top 5 of ALL TIME, huge amounts of critical acclaim and endless impact and doesn’t even get a chance… FUCK. THE. GRAMMYS. #GRAMMYs

    5. This guy found Kanye West peeing on his Grammy highly appropriate:

    The Weeknd receiving 0 grammy nominations is actually sickening He had the best album of 2020 and the highest charting song all year. Kanye West was right for doing this. Fuck the Grammys

    6. Someone switched up The Weeknd's lyrics, and I like them even better now:

    The weeknd rn : Never need a Grammy I’m what a grammy need

    7. This person found the perfect clip of a basketball player saying the word "ridiculous" with the passion of every fan right now:

    8. This woman summed up what we're all feeling today:

    it’s a ‘listen to the weeknd and cry’ kinda night😔

    9. Some people were ready to jump on their dragons and pull a Daenerys Targaryen:

    Honestly this is how I'm feeling right now. I wish I had the power to put every single one that robbed The Weeknd and Blinding Lights on fire. What they did is unforgivable, Abel is the owner of the biggest hit of this year, this is undeniable. #WeLoveYouAbel #fuckthegrammys

    10. Others expressed very relatable sentiments:

    Me realizing The Weeknd didn't get a Grammy nomination

    11. Rep. Ted Lieu of California admitted that he's not much into young people's music, but even he realized this ain't right:

    I am still stuck in the eighties when it comes to music appreciation. However, even I know The Weeknd should have received one or more Grammy nominations.

    12. This person could not believe that the Weeknd was skipped over but Coldplay, of all people, were nominated:

    @wowthatshiphop @AllLoveHipHop Bruh they deadass nominated fucking COLDPLAY bro. Really??!?!!??? Mfs????

    13. Some people declared The Weeknd the Artist of the Year despite the injustice:

    The weeknd is The Artist of the year nobody care about The #GRAMMYs

    14. Others joked that President-elect Joe Biden needs a plan to deal with this crisis:

    What is Joe Biden’s plan to get Abel his Grammy nominations?

    15. This guy shared an evolution of trash:

    @NewsWeeknd This world doesn’t deserve Abel😭 #JusticeForTheWeeknd #weloveyouabel

    16. This woman pointed out that The Weeknd's ex Selena Gomez was unfairly snubbed too:

    the weeknd and selena gomez realizing that the music industry does not value their masterpieces


    17. And some people reminded us that awards don't mean shit at the end of the day. What matters is the music and how it affects the fans:

    .@theweeknd at the end of the day, awards are just objects on the shelf. The greatest achievement in the world you've already won, which is to be able to touch the heart of a legion of fans around the world with your music. #WeLoveYouAbel

    What do you think about all this mess? LMK in the comments below!