One person who will not be watching the on Sunday, March 14, is The Weeknd, who announced that he will boycott the awards from now on. 

The 31-year-old said that he is the award show “because of the ,” after his album After Hours received no nominations, despite “Blinding Lights” being a No. 1 single on the highly acclaimed record. 

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“I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” the , who was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, added.

“We’re all disappointed when anyone is upset,” Harvey Mason Jr., who is the interim chief executive of the Recording Academy, responded to The Weeknd’s statement. “But I will say that we are constantly evolving. And this year, as in past years, we are going to take a hard look at how to improve our awards process, including the nomination review committees.”

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“People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused,” The Weeknd recalled to Billboard as his team “did everything right.”

“Look, I personally don’t care anymore,” he said of his past Grammy wins but pointed out that “the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won Album of the Year. I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.”

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“The changes have been transformative,” Mason said of initiatives such as the “Women in the Mix” pre-Grammy event this week to celebrate women in engineering and production, as well as the Black Music Collective to “amplify Black voices.” 

“If his peers didn’t vote for him, that’s a shame. … We don’t really believe that’s the truth; there’s just no way,” music executive Chris Anokute said but explained that he does trust Mason.

F**k the grammys and everyone associated,” Malik tweeted earlier this week. “Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”

The New York Times was the first to report that The Weeknd will boycott The Grammys. 

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