Grammy Awards Outrage

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL ONLY, NO COVERS) In this image released on March 14, Taylor Swift performs onstage for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. (Photo by TAS Rights Management 2021 via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL ONLY, NO COVERS) In this image released on March 14, Taylor Swift performs onstage for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. (Photo by TAS Rights Management 2021 via Getty Images)

Hannah Stai, Writer

This Sunday, South African comedian and television host Trevor Noah hosts the 2021 Grammy Awards. Shortly after its airing, “Scammys 2021” started trending on Twitter as tension grew between artists and their fans. 

Popular outrage was centered around the K-Pop boy band BTS, The Weeknd, and more. For examplele, a large spike of outrage began on Twitter following the announcement of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande winning the award for best pop duo/group. 

Fans were also angered by the negligence of a nomination for The Weeknd. One fan tweeted out “The Weekend should be holding a Grammy, but controversial and thought provoking albums are the Recording Academy’s thing #scammys.” Referring to The Weeknd’s latest album “After Hours” which accounted for 221 million streams and sold over 275,000 copies after its release in early 2020.

This Award Show revolt is not the first of its kind, as many years prior to 2021, avid music fans showed their dislike of Recording Academy and how they host and nominate for the Grammys.