Jay-Z, who received a lifetime achievement award in hip-hop at the 66th Grammy Awards, chilled the audience, reigniting the controversy surrounding his wife Beyoncé, who was snubbed by the Academy for best album ever. An irony, since “Queen B” is the most awarded artist in the festival's history with 32 gramophones.
How to explain the situation?
While Beyoncé's husband believes the Academy is to blame, her father, Matthew Knowles, thinks her record label doesn't protect her music enough.
In an interview with news site TMZ's editorial board on Monday, she said her daughter's record label, Columbia Records, isn't doing her part behind the scenes and that she won't fight to secure her candidacy when artists compete. Type is selected.
“Record labels can only support one artist per genre,” he told TMZ, “and it becomes a problem when there are artists in the same genre. stamp Beyonce has been nominated for the same prize at least twice.
Mr. According to Knowles, Columbia Records wanted to back Adele in 2017 and Harry Styles last year for Album of the Year.
For his part, Jay-Z believes the Academy is at fault for maintaining this practice. During his acceptance speech for the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award on Sunday evening, the rapper did not miss the opportunity to point out the inappropriateness of the process of selecting artists in this category. In particular, he admitted that the process was “subjective” and that it “didn't work”.
His father-in-law on Monday afternoon said money was a big motivating factor, something he didn't deny.
– with AFP
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