The Weeknd has once again bagged a Grammy on music’s greatest night in Las Vegas on Sunday, despite his boycott of the show.
Earlier, the Canadian crooner,32, publicly said he would boycott the annual award show after his album After Hours was snubbed, but still managed to won a Grammy for best melodic rap performance for his feature on Kanye West’s song Hurricane.
The award was announced during a pre-show telecast, and the prize did not air during the televised portion of the night.
The Weeknd expressed his feelings on the Grammys clear in the past, and said in March 2021 that he was done with the Recording Academy.
“Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” he told The New York Times at the time.
In response, the Recording Academy’s CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said that “we’re all disappointed when anyone is upset,” but “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,” Mason explained.
The Weeknd previously told Billboard in January 2021 that he felt as though the snub was “an attack,” and tweeted that the Grammys “remain corrupt.”
He also said that the three Grammys he’s earned before Sunday night in 2017 for Starboy and in 2015 for Earned It and Beauty Behind the Madness “mean nothing to me.”