Harvey Mason Jr., the Chief Executive Officer of the Grammy Awards, has shed light on the criteria for winning a Grammy, addressing misconceptions about the award selection process.
In response to recent reactions after the Grammy Awards event, where Davido and Burna Boy didn’t secure awards, Mason emphasized that Grammy awards are based on merit, not popularity.
In a video shared online, Mason clarified that winning a Grammy is not determined by the number of fans, streams, or sales an artist has. Instead, he highlighted that awards are given based on the votes received from members of the Recording Academy, of which the artists themselves are members.
Mason further explained that members of the Recording Academy evaluate the quality and lyrics of an artist’s work to make informed decisions.
This statement aims to provide transparency about the Grammy selection process and dispel misconceptions surrounding the award.
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