Nominations have been determined for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards to be held in January. However, while some names were very pleased with the result, some of them expressed their dissatisfaction despite being nominated. One of them was Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, and he explained why he was not satisfied and shared it on his Instagram account.
Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ album received four nominations this year and they are the Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Yummy,’ Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for ‘Intentions’ featuring Quavo, Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Changes,’ and Best Country Duo / Group Performance for ‘10,000 Hours’ with Dan Shay.
Unfortunately, all these nominations weren’t enough to satisfy Justin Bieber and he wrote a complaint on his Instagram that his music should be nominated not for Pop music but for R&B music. Although he said that he was honored to be nominated, he claimed that ‘Changes’ is an R&B album and he wanted it to be acknowledged in that genre.
While the very important and beloved representatives of R&B music such as The Weeknd, Alicia Keys and Kehlani did not have a single nomination, Bieber’s complaint was found quite unfounded and absurd by some followers. While some followers supported the artist, agreeing that it is more appropriate for his album to be nominated for R&B rather than Pop.
Here’s what he wrote:
“To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said, I set out to make an R&B album.
‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound.
For this not to be put into that category feels weird, considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style, all the way down to the hip-hop drums that were chosen, it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!
To be clear, I absolutely love Pop music, it was just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honored to be nominated either way.”
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