Billboard 05 May, 2021 03:00 am

Goodbye to Grammy Review Committees: Pop Shop Podcast

Goodbye to Grammy Review Committees: Pop Shop Podcast
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with Billboard awards editor Paul Grein about the Recording Academy ending its controversial Grammy nomination review committees and how it might affect future nominations.

Podcasts Goodbye to Grammy Committees: Breaking Down the New Academy Rules Courtesy Photo "Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix)" When The Weeknd called for "transparency" in the Grammy voting process late last year, even he probably didn't expect the Recording Academy to respond this quickly.On Friday, the trustees voted to disband the Academy's controversial nomination review committees and let Grammy voters have the final say in all non-craft categories, a move that comes after years of criticism over the mysterious backroom voting process.Artist Mentioned The Weeknd So would The Weeknd have been completely shut out of the nominations for his After Hours album and its blockbuster single "Blinding Lights" last year if there were no committees?On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we invited Grein to discuss the new rule changes, including what this could mean for the next round of nominations, who might have benefited from such a shift in recent years, and whether it's the right move.

The Billboard  Pop Shop Podcast  is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts.Also on the show, we’ve got chart news about The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” bolstered by a newly released remix with Ariana Grande, jumping to No.

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