Machine Gun Kelly is not happy with the Grammys and is letting the Recording Academy know.
The artist took to Twitter on Tuesday shortly after nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards were announced to express his displeasure at being rejected this year in favor of other nominees.
“wtf is wrong with the Grammys”, MGK, 31, tweeted.
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Although he did not say so directly, the rocker apparently hoped that his 2020 album “Tickets to My Downfall” would have been nominated this year given the success it had in 2021. The album topped the 200 Billboard charts and earned him the award for Best Rock Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, as well as Favorite Rock Artist at this year’s American Music Awards, according to Page Six.
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Several of Machine Gun Kelly’s fans responded to the tweet noting that they too were surprised to see that neither he nor “Tickets to My Downfall” were nominated in any category, much less major. Some even pointed out that the artist participated in an interview with the Recording Academy in October as part of their “Up Close & Personal” series. While that doesn’t necessarily guarantee someone a Grammy nomination, some on social media noted that they thought the writing was on the wall for MGK to get its first nomination in 2021.
This year marked a unique year for the way nominees for the greatest honor in music are selected. This year marks the first time that the nominees were chosen without an anonymous selection committee. The organization now allows its more than 11,000 voters to choose nominees in certain categories, and the full membership is eligible to participate in top honors as album and song of the year.
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Change comes later The Weeknd called the Grammys “corrupt” after he was barred from the 2021 ceremony, despite having the biggest song of last year.
Recording Academy Executive Director Harvey Mason Jr. previously mentioned is committed to rebuilding trust in the Grammys and has worked to increase its membership.
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Under the new guidelines, this year artist Jon Batiste garnered the most nominations with a surprising 11 in categories like the Album of the Year, Traditional R&B Performance, American Roots Performance, and many more.
Associated Press contributed to this report.