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Looking ahead: The Grammys

The 2021 Grammy Awards take place on Monday, 15 March 2021. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by one of our favourite exports, South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah. 🙌

The 2021 Grammys came under fire after The Weeknd, who performed at the 2021 Superbowl and had one of the biggest hits of 2020, had zero nominations. Elton John, who is listed as a co-writer on the Weeknd’s After Hours Album, criticised the snub, as did Kid Cudi and Tinashe. 

All of those songs you couldn’t escape due to TikTok’s rise in popularity during quarantine are nominated. Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s Savage Remix is nominated for the coveted Record of the Year alongside Doja Cat’s Say So. Justin Bieber’s TikTok anthem Yummy is also nominated in the Best Pop Solo Performance category. Deceased rappers Pop Smoke and Nipsey Hussle received nominations in the Best Rap Performance category.

If you watch it, it’s going to be a lowkey affair with most attendees dialing in from home. 📺

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