Grammy Awards 2021: My album is R&B not Pop, Justin Bieber tells academy

Popular Canadian singer and song-writer, Justin Bieber has reacted to being nominated in ‘pop’ categories at the 2020 Grammys.

Bieber picked four nomination this year for Best Pop album, Best Pop solo performance, Best Country duo performance and Best Pop group performance.

But, Bieber expressed dissatisfaction at the nomination category, stating that his album was set out to be R&B not Pop.

On his Instagram page, Bieber wrote: “To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out I set out to make an R&B album. Changes is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me.”

Bieber, however, expressed gratitude to the Grammys organisers for nominations and respecting his music.

His post added: “Pleas don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take them or leave them.”

Read Justin Bieber’s full post on the Grammy’s below:

“To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said, I set out to make an R&B album. Changes, was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.

“I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound. For this not to be put into that category feels weird; considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style, all the way down to the hip-hop drums that were chosen. It is undeniably, unmistakeably an R&B album! To be clear, I absolutely love pop music, it just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honoured to be nominated either way.”

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