Halsey Says Getting a Grammy Nomination is All About ‘Knowing the Right People’

Halsey is weighing in on the drama surrounding the Grammys.

After releasing her album Manic in early 2020, the 26-year-old singer decided to address the situation with the music awards show.

“I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations,” Halsey started in a message posted on her Instagram Story.

“The Grammys are an elusive process,” Halsey wrote. “It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning though the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes.’”

She continued, “And if you get that far, it’s about committing to exclusive TV performances and making sure you help the Academy make their millions in advertising. Perhaps sometimes it is (!!) but it’s not always about the music or quality or culture.”

Halsey then mentioned The Weeknd, who also shockingly snubbed by the Grammys this year.

“@theweeknd deserves better, and Manic did too. Perhaps it’s unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore,” Halsey concluded. “While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency and reform. But I’m sure this post will blacklist me anyway.”

Halsey‘s message comes after this mega entertainer said that the Grammys have lost their relevance.

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