KEY POINTS

  • Halsey criticized the Recording Academy for not being "transparent" in the nomination process
  • The singer also gave a shoutout to The Weeknd who was also snubbed at the Grammys
  • The Weeknd previously called the Grammys "corrupt" on social media

Almost a week after The Weeknd accused the Recording Academy of "corruption" for not receiving a single nomination for his hit album "After Hours," fellow musician Halsey has also criticised the Grammys nomination process after being snubbed at the 2021 Grammy Awards. 

The 26-year-old singer voiced her opinion on the nomination process as her hit album "Manic" failed to garner any nomination at the music industry's biggest night, Billboard has learned. 

Talking about the matter in one of her Instagram stories, the "Sorry" hitmaker wrote that the Grammys are about many other things but music. 

"The Grammys are an elusive prcess. It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshake and 'bribes' that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as 'not bribes,'" Billboard quoted Halsey, as saying. 

The artist also explained how politics play an important role in garnering a nod at the Grammys. 

"It's about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising on the night of the show," Halsey said. 

She also gave a shoutout to the "Blinding Lights" hitmaker and hoped for more transparency from the Recording Academy. 

"@theweeknd deserves better, and 'Manic' did too. Perhaps it's unbecoming of me to say so but I can't care anymore. I am hoping for more transparency or reform. But I'm sure this post will blacklist me anyway," Halsey wrote. 

Halsey's album is one of the top-selling albums of 2020 and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, one of the album's tracks, "Without Me," claimed the numero uno position on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 52 weeks. 

Her comments come after The Weeknd wrote on social media that the Recording Academy owed him and his fans "transparency."  

"Blinding Lights" is one of the biggest songs of the year and went on to peak at no. 1 in almost 34 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. 

"After Hours" received universal acclaim and remained at the top spot for four consecutive weeks.

Halsey SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Halsey arrives for the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards 2019 at The Star on November 27, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Photo: Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images