This year’s Album of the Year category has become a topic of controversy on social media, where some have expressed their disappointment and confusion.
Up for the coveted award are Taylor Swift for her album Folklore, Dua Lipa for Future Nostalgia, Post Malone for Hollywood’s Bleeding, Haim for Women in Music Pt III, Coldplay for Everyday Life, Jacob Collier for Djesse Vol 3, Black Pumas for Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition), and Jhené Aiko for Chilombo.
While fans of the nominated artists rejoiced, others wondered why acts such as BTS, Lady Gaga, or The Weeknd weren’t included in the selection.
BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7 was released in February 2020, during the eligibility period for next year’s Grammys, to considerable commercial success.
Gaga’s Chromatica, which came out in May 2020, also met the eligibility criteria, as did The Weeknd’s After Hours, released in March this year.
Think folks are actually underselling just what a disaster this album of the year crop is. The Jacob Collier nod is prob the most transparently industry-insider Big Four nom this century. That Black Pumas nod is for the Deluxe Edition of a *June 2019* LP. pic.twitter.com/jFuvtCQaUV
— Andrew Unterberger (@AUgetoffmygold) November 24, 2020
Album of the year too and he should have won that category https://t.co/bNH4fkWEXi
— darkblackyute (@mikedagodfarda) November 24, 2020
The Grammys definitely snubbed The Weeknd. Zero nominations? Wild.
— Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) November 24, 2020
how did the weeknd not get nominated for album of the year omg this is why award shows are fake
— hunter ♡ (@hunterkimbroug4) November 24, 2020
this has to be the weakest album of the year category of all time
— 𝖆𝖑𝖆𝖎𝖓 (@laain_) November 24, 2020
I am so confused rn, did the Grammys just ignore the #1 best selling album? I'm really surprised this didn't get on album of the year smh pic.twitter.com/ZFi0WraClg
— Mina⁷⟭⟬ᵇᵗˢ⟭⟬ˢᵗʳᵉᵃᵐ ᴸⁱᶠᵉ ᴳᵒᵉˢ ᴼⁿ ᵃⁿᵈ ᴰʸⁿᵃᵐⁱᵗᵉ (@Penny03990108) November 24, 2020