Transcript for Fallout from Grammy nominations backlash after perceived snubs
Thank you so much? The grammy nominations and perceived snubs. The Weeknd calling them corrupt after being shut and women dominating the categories. Kaylee Hartung has more from los Angeles. Kaylee, good morning. Reporter: Hey, good morning, janai. So it turns out you can create music that makes history with its streaming popularity. Even be invited to headline the super bowl halftime show but be shut out entirely from music's biggest night. I'm heartless Reporter: This morning, the Weeknd, anything but pleased with the grammys. Ooh I'm blindede light , I can't sleep until I feel your touch Reporter: The Canadian artist completely south shut out of nominations after releasing one of the most praised albums of the year, not to mention the longest running top ten hit in billboard history. The artist criticizing the awards writing the grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transrency. He had a massive album with "After hours" and the song "Blinding lights" is the sound of 2020. So to have a song like that that is not recognized by music's biggest night is shocking. Reporter: Overnight the academy's interim president acknowledging he was surprised too saying in a statement, his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everybody's admiration but adding, unfortunately every year there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists. Joining The Weeknd in club snub, Halsey, Selena Gomez, the killerz, Luke combs and Bob Dylan. Reporter: And then there's Justin Bieber, puzzled after scoring three nominations in the pop gory for his "Changes" album writing it is undeniably, unmistakably an r&b album. To be clear I absolutely love pop music. It just wasn't what I set out to make this time. but it was another good year for female artists. Dominating the top category for a third year in a row. brown skin girls Reporter: With Beyonce reigning supreme with her record-breaking nine grammy nominations. And speaking of breaking records, Taylor Swift is back with a vengeance shut out from the awards last year but now six nominations and that includes song of the year which is her fifth nomination for that that is more than any female songwriter in grammy history. Janai. Back with a vengeance, indeed. Kaylee, thank you so much. Speaking of Taylor Swift coming up in our next half hour we will be talking with Taylor Swift in a "Gma" exclusive. She released that M overnight as well on Disney plus. It's leading social media right now. Cannot wait to talk to her. Your daughters are super excited.
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