The 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place on 31 January 2021 and some nominees have been announced. With all that has been going on in 2020, it has not made it easy for singers, musicians, songwriters and producers.
A list of potential Grammy Award winners was made public and the competition is tough. While everyone wants their favourite music star to win, receiving a Grammy does not come easy.
Seeing how many big names were left out of the nominations had people shook. The 2021 Grammy Awards have produced some of the most shocking snubs of all time.
Briefly.co.za gives you five of the most jaw-dropping snubs of the 63rd Grammy Awards:
1. The Weeknd
The R&B and pop superstar’s album After Hours and the widely-loved single, Blinding Lights, had people sure this nomination was a given, but that clearly was not the case.
2. Pop Smoke
After passing away early in 2020, Pop Smoke’s music made a return and fans thought his name would be honoured with an award or at least a nomination.
3. Gabby Barrett
This country princess rose to fame rapidly and took over charts like it was nothing. It is very surprising to country fans that she did not receive a Grammy nod.
4. Luke Combs
Despite hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart last fall with What You See Is What You Get and landing no less than 15 top 40 hits on the country-only list, this big-name did not get recognised by the Grammy Awards.
5. Lil Uzi Vert
In 2020 alone, Vert has charted nearly 50 songs on the Hot 100 but did not receive a nod. His album Eternal Atake and his mixed tape just did not seem to be enough for the Grammys.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Trevor Noah has been announced as the host of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, 24 November and revealed that the South African Emmy-award winning comedian will host the prestigious awards on 31 January, 2021.
"We’re thrilled to welcome @TheDailyShow host, Emmy-winner, and GRAMMY-nominee @TrevorNoah as the host of the 63rd #GRAMMYs! We can’t think of a better person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night."
The Recording Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognise achievements in the music industry.
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