The album “Changes” was nominated in the pop category, not in the R&B category. A mistake from Bieber’s point of view.
The Canadian pop star Justin Bieber (26, “Sorry”) has expressed disappointment with the stylistic classification of his recent Grammy nominations. The 26-year-old was nominated in four categories on Tuesday – three times under Pop, including the album “Changes”. A mistake from Bieber’s point of view: “‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album. It’s strange that it is not recognized as such,” said the singer in a statement on Instagram.
From the chords to the melody to the vocal style and drums, his new record is “undeniably and unmistakably” an R&B album. Bieber supplemented his statement with the words: “Please do not take this as ingratitude, they are just my thoughts. Accept them or not.”
The Grammys are among the most coveted music prizes in the world, they are awarded in around 80 categories. Around 13,000 members of the organizing Recording Academy decide on the winners. The current nominations cover the period from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
US singer Beyoncé goes into the award ceremony with the most chances of winning. The 39-year-old collected nine nominations in eight categories. The Grammy Gala planned for January 31, 2021 will be moderated by the comedian Trevor Noah (“Daily Show”).
(WHAT / dpa)