While fellow Canadian acts like Lido Pimienta, Kaytranada, Leonard Cohen, Justin Bieber, Drake and deadmau5 were all nominated, the artist born Abel Tesfaye has been left in the dust despite his multiple, massively successful After Hours hits.
Fans (as well as anyone that's been paying attention) are notably angered and surprised by the snub, accusing the Grammys of racism, robbing Tesfaye of what he deserves and being out of touch, among other things.
"Abel was robbed man this shits weak," Kid Cudi wrote in response to the snub.
Fans of BTS, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Rina Sawayama and Zayn have also come out in droves to complain about their favourites missing out on award season.
Despite all the uproar, the 63rd Grammy Awards will air on CBS January 31. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah. See the full list of nominees here.
See Twitter's reaction to the Weeknd's snub below.
Abel was robbed man this shits weak— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) November 24, 2020
The Weeknd received zero nominations for the 2021 #GRAMMYs. His "Blinding Lights" is the biggest chart hit of the year.— chart data (@chartdata) November 24, 2020
This is enough evidence that being nominated for the Grammys doesn't validate how good an artist, song or album is. At the end of the day we know how talented the weeknd is and how much of a masterpiece After Hours is. pic.twitter.com/VYjmFXQGe9— Ackerman Elle (@NickiSan247) November 24, 2020
I'm also not understanding how tf YUMMY by Justin Bieber got nominated for best solo performance over blinding lights by The Weeknd ??? Abel sounds exactly like himself when he sings AND he puts on an entire show with costume and everything !!! pic.twitter.com/gRNuUqKYwA— torieᴴ (@HESOG0LDEN) November 24, 2020
THE WEEKND WAS RIGHT THERE AND YOU DECIDED TO FUCKIBG CHOOSE YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY pic.twitter.com/qTpx8QyBmp— Paolo is golden (@Ic3lad) November 24, 2020
Drake said it best. This video goes out to all the artist who got snubbed this year like Selena and Abel. I mean the Weeknd had the best album of the year and got 0 nominations ... #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/sVrac6CfFK— Esthela (@Esthela_SG) November 24, 2020
zayn was snubbed. the weeknd was snubbed. bts was snubbed. i wonder what these three have in common, i fucking wonder.— dana (@orphichalo) November 24, 2020
the weeknd gave one of the best visuals, quality music and era from any artist this year and the grammys still snubbed him... pic.twitter.com/AvmfTW7QFb— chu (@chuuzus) November 24, 2020
HOW DID THE WEEKND NOT GET ONE NOMINATION— SHREK KNOWS RAP (@SHREKRAP) November 24, 2020
VERY DISRESPECTFUL pic.twitter.com/8yz4eeJ5pj
the grammys are blatantly racist and don't even try to hide it. they always reserve pop categories for white artists and it will NEVER sit right with me. the weeknd is the artist, song, and album of the year pic.twitter.com/cXhWbHhn50— zæ (@crueltrilogy) November 24, 2020
the weeknd got ROBBED— zel (@denzeldion) November 24, 2020