It looks like this year Zayn Malik is deeply hurt by the Grammys award nominations. On March 9, Tuesday, Zayn sounded a bit upset with the Recording Academy. He showed his displeasure towards the 63rd Grammys nominations by sending a message on Twitter.
Zayn Malik Grammys Tweet says F— Grammys
Zayn Malik Grammys Nomination’s tweet accused the process to be only for those who “shake hands” and “send gifts”. Hence, accusing the prestigious awards to be rigged.
He tweeted, “F— the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”
Everyone is confused as to why the singer is accusing the process. His album “No One Is Listening” was released earlier this year on January 15 whereas the nominations got closed at the end of August 31, 2020, which was before four and a half months from Zayn’s album release.
The internet also took sides on Zayn Malik’s Grammys nomination tweet as some of them were quick to defend him. Others thought that the singer confused the Grammys with the Golden Globes. Some also said that his tweet was in the shade of Harry Styles who became the youngest artist to be nominated for a Grammy.
The Procedure for Nominations
The Recording Academy also talked to Billboard and explained the whole procedure for the nominations after Zayn Malik’s Grammys tweet. They said, “In each of the categories that are reviewed, nomination review committees are presented with an alphabetical list of the top vote-getters by rank-and-file voters. They then listen, discuss and vote. Their votes alone determine the final nominations.”
Zayn Malik is yet to receive a Grammys nomination and feels like this must be the reason for his turmoil. His and Taylor Swift’s song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from Fifty Shades Darker got the 2018 Grammys nomination for best song written for visual media. But the appreciation went to songwriters Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Sam Dew and nothing for Zayn. He was also overlooked in 2017 as the best new artist after leaving One Direction.
“This was actually pretty clear cut given the international success of One Direction. It’s been a few years since Zayn Malik came to prominence as a member of that group, making him ineligible for the best new artist category this year,” Bill Freimuth, former senior vice president of awards and current chief awards officer at the Recording Academy, said at the time.