“Save Your Tears” because the Weeknd is past his Grammys snub.
The “Blinding Lights” singer, 30, opened up to Billboard Thursday about his indifference to the once-esteemed awards show after failing to pick up a single Grammy nod for his critically acclaimed “After Hours” album, which includes top-100 hits “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”
“I don’t care anymore,” said the Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye. “I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again.”
In 2016, Tesfaye took home a Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Earned It” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Beauty Behind The Madness.” In 2017, he picked up another trophy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Starboy.”
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The pop star wasn’t always so carefree. Following what Variety called “the biggest snub in recent memory,” Tesfaye demanded “transparency” from the Recording Academy.
“The Grammys remain corrupt,” Tesfaye tweeted on Nov. 24. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.” (The tweet garnered 1.1 million likes.)
On Thursday, Tesfaye likened this past Grammy nominations morning in late November to a “sucker punch” and an “attack.”