“It is not about popularity or streaming” — Grammy CEO reveals how winners are selected for the Grammy Awards (Video)

“It is not about popularity or streaming” — Grammy CEO reveals how winners are selected for the Grammy Awards (Video).

Harvey Mason Jr., the Chief Executive Officer of the Recording Academy which is responsible for the prestigious Grammy Award in a video making the rounds online reveals how winners are selected.

The 66th Grammy Award was held on Sunday night February 4th 2024 at Crypto.com Arena located in Downtown Los Angeles, United States of America.

However, it was a poor outing for Nigerians as none of the artistes nominated from the country including, Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, Asake, Ayra Starr and Tems bagged any awards.

In an interview circulating online, the CEO of Grammy dishes out how winners are selected for the awards.

According to him, the only way for artsites to win at the Grammy Awards depends on how the membership of the academy votes

He added that to be a membership of the recording academy, you must be a professional from the USA working in the music industry.

In his words; “You have to understand that the only way to win is to have the membership of the academy vote for you, to be a member of the academy , you have to be a professional working in music in the United States for now.

He added that the music of qualified artistes for the year will be submitted, the members will listen to it and evaluate the quality of the arts in it.

The CEO said the recording academy members won’t check the sales, the streams, fans, followers while adding that there is no journalism, no community, and music label will be involved.

He concluded that since it based on the voting of the members of the recording academy, opinions are involved and by extension, it is subjective noting that there is no better song or better rap.

 

Watch the video below;

https://www.instagram.com/_u/intelregion/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=442701db-2de2-4ab1-9452-a40935085105&ig_mid=23D3B22A-8127-4EA7-8515-6485DFEA291D

See reactions below;

 

thriftforall: 😂😂😂😂that’s the power of being a Nigerians, you go explain tire😂😂.

 

abigail_dinsey: OBO is powerful cos this has never happened 😂😂😂😂😂😂…

 

thriftforall: 😂😂😂😂that’s the power of being a Nigerians, you go explain tire😂😂.

 

minky_realty’: So why did you nominate them ? Your face resemble person wey go like frustrat€ people sha! 😂.

 

damilareomotundedada: You go explain tire😂 Nigerians no go gree, cos no evidence.

 

comfortejacob: The voters vote and they voted for ‘ting ting tong’ on a record, Uncle go and sleep leave us alone😴.

 

prin_cess_jenni: Make we focus on Headies Abeg. Enough of Grammy shit.

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