Justin Bieber scored 4 Grammy nominations, however objects to their “unusual” categorizations, arguing that his new music is R&B — not pop.
On Tuesday, the singer earned 4 Grammy nods for Best Pop Solo Performance (for “Yummy” a single from his February album Changes), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (the track “Intentions” ft. Quavo), Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (for “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay). The 63rd Grammy Awards will stream Jan. 31 from the Recording Academy’s official web site with host Trever Noah.
Bieber, who on Sunday carried out his new track “Monster” with Shawn Mendes on the American Music Awards, reacted in an Instagram assertion. “Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are simply my ideas take em or depart em,” he captioned the put up. “Thank you to the individuals who fought for me to even have any noms.”
“To the Grammys,” he shared. “I’m flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I’m very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being stated, I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was, and is, an R&B album. It will not be being acknowledged as an R&B album which could be very unusual to me.”
The 26-year-old continued, “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a venture that would embody that sound. For this not to be put in that class feels bizarre contemplating from the chords to the melodies to the vocal model all the way in which down to the hip hop drums that had been chosen, it’s undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!”
Bieber added, “To be clear, I completely love pop music, it simply wasn’t what I set out to make this time round. My gratitude for feeling revered for my work stays and I’m honored to be nominated both method.”
A spokesperson from the Recording Academy, which hosts the annual award present, didn’t instantly reply to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for remark. However, interim chief Harvey Mason Jr., informed . that the noms had been “actually thrilling” and “consultant of all of the totally different areas of music.”
Among the various congratulatory social media posts, some customers had been incredulous that Bieber was nominated in any respect, in mild of The Weeknd’s non-recognition, given the recognition of his March album After Hours and his single “Blinding Lights.”
Bieber, who shared the ache of early fame, each via his “Lonely” music video and in his October YouTube documentary Justin Bieber: Next Chapter, joined different artists in reacting to the nominations. Noah Cyrus (Miley Cyrus little sister) was “a puddle of tears” in an Instagram video for her “Best New Artist” nod and Megan Thee Stallion tweeted crying emojis after her nominations for Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best New Artist.
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