The Recording Academy has announced the major significant changes for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable.
Among the changes implemented by the Grammy’s are the elimination of Nominations Review Committees, a reduction in the number of categories in which voters may vote, two GRAMMY Award category additions including Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album.
This update is coming after R&B star, The Weeknd in November accused the Grammy organizers of being corrupt after he surprisingly received no nominations, despite a big year commercially. He also pledged to stop submitting music for awards consideration.
The Recording Academy has however revealed that these changes are a result of extensive discussions and collaboration over the course of last year’s show and other constructive criticism. Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said. “This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process.”
The Academy has disclosed that These changes go into effect immediately for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, taking place Jan. 31, 2022. The eligibility period for the 64th GRAMMY Awards is Sept. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.
It further stated that additional rule amendment proposals will be discussed and voted on at an upcoming Recording Academy meeting and the full rulebook for the 64th GRAMMY Awards will be released in May.