Roommate, we received an exclusive statement from The Black Music Collective from the Recording Academy about representing black artists for the 2020 GRAMMY nominations.

The statement says that “black music is not a monolith” and that it is a historic year for GRAMMY nominations.

“It’s a historic year with 10 black women nominated in the top four categories and more than 20 black nominees in the general areas,” the statement said. “Also, for the first time, all 6 nominees for Best Rap Album are black independent artists. This is progress. “

See the full explanation below.

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As we previously reported, many artists are not here for this year’s GRAMMY nominations because they feel that there is a lack of representation for black artists.

Today Drake shared his piece on the GRAMMYs and awards in general.

The Weeknd announced that he had worked with the GRAMMYs for a while possible performance–But was still excluded from the nominations. Lots of people feel that The Weeknd deserves a nomination, and this time around, they got ridiculous.

Teyana Taylor and Nicki Minaj are among many others who have spoken about the GRAMMYs after this year’s nominees were announced.

What do you think of this year’s GRAMMY nominations?

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