Tuesday's announcement of the 2021 Grammy nominations had a lot of surprises, but there was one snub that seemed to be especially prominent: The Weeknd received zero nods for his After Hours album and its breakout hit "Blinding Lights."
"Blinding Lights" not only had a four-week stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, but it also broke the record for most weeks in the Hot 100's top 10 and was crowned 2020's most-streamed song on Spotify (so far). After Hours, meanwhile, debuted atop the Billboard 200, where it remained for four consecutive weeks and had the biggest streaming week for an R&B album ever. But the three-time Grammy winner didn't make the cut this year.
The Weeknd himself had some thoughts on the situation, tweeting Tuesday: