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Grammys president reacts to Justin Bieber’s wrong category nomination comments


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Harvey Mason Jr., Grammys’ interim president has responded to Justin Bieber’s claims stating that his Changes album was nominated in the wrong category.

Bieber who bagged four nominations for the 2021 Grammys, three in the pop category said that it “feels weird” for Changes to be nominated in the Pop category rather than the R&B category having “set out to make an R&B album”.

He added that “please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em. Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms.”


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Reacting in an interview with Pitchfork, Mason Jr. to discuss Bieber’s post. Masonn Jr. said: “We always want to respect the artist’s wishes. Art’s a funny thing because it’s so subjective, and at the Academy our goal is to honor excellence. At some point, decisions have to be made as to how to compare different things, and it is a very tough process and one I don’t think we get right every time. We use our best efforts to get people where they wanna be and where they should be and try to evaluate them as best as we can. If he felt that was that type of a record, then, you know… I’ll just leave it at that. We try really hard to make sure people’s art is respected and evaluated in the right category.”

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Bieber’s four nominations including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Yummy”, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Intentions”, Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “10,000 Hours”, and Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes.