Grammys respond to Justin Bieber’s claim he’s in the wrong category

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The Recording Academy has responded to Justin Bieber‘s recent claim that his album ‘Changes’ has been listed in the wrong category for the 2021 Grammy Awards.

On Tuesday (November 24), Bieber picked up four nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Changes’, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

However, the ‘Yummy singer was unhappy with the pop classification of his latest offering. “I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.

“‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me.”

Now, Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has responded to Bieber’s statement in a new interview with Pitchfork.

“We always want to respect the artist’s wishes,” Mason Jr. said, responding to a question about artists who feel their nominations don’t necessarily match the category that their music is in. “Art’s a funny thing because it’s so subjective, and at the Academy our goal is to honour excellence.




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