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Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”
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Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”

Nigerian musician Femi Kuti has come under attack by fans of pop star Burna Boy for what they claim is a subtle dig at the latter’s recent Grammy nominations. In a tweet, Kuti said that music should not be centered around awards or international recognition, and pointed to his father, the legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who was never nominated for a Grammy. “Music isn’t really about awards though,” Kuti said, responding to a tweet that hailed him as the most Grammy-nominated artist in Nigeria. “Fela never won or was never nominated. I don’t think Bob Marley was too. Music is about spreading love, giving people the will to go through the hard times in life, etc and inspiration. Music must bring comfort too.” He went on to say that his father “never cared about any awar...
My album is R&B and not Pop; Justin Bieber complains about his Grammy Nominations
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My album is R&B and not Pop; Justin Bieber complains about his Grammy Nominations

Justin Bieber is grateful for his 2021 Grammy nominations but the singer thinks he was nominated in the wrong category.   The Canadian singer, 26, received four Grammy nominations on Tuesday including Best Pop Solo Performance for "Yummy," Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Intentions," Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his "10,000 Hours" collab with Dan+ Shay.   As soon as the nomination list was put out, Bieber took to Instagram to issue a statement, where he shared his thought that 'Changes' was an R&B album and should have been recognized as such and not in the 'Pop category'   He wrote: "To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry," the post began, "I am very meti...