Justin Bieber not attending Grammys 2021 after criticizing ‘Changes’ R&B snub

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Is it too late now for the Grammys to say sorry?

Justin Bieber won’t attend the 2021 Grammys on Sunday because he’s not performing at this year’s show, Page Six has learned.

The “Hold On” crooner’s decision to skip out on music’s biggest night also comes after Bieber — who’s nominated for four awards this weekend — called out the Recording Academy for nominating his album “Changes” in a pop category instead of classifying it as R&B as intended.

“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,” he wrote on Instagram following the nominations announcement. “‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.”

The Recording Academy didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Bieber, 27, is up for Best Pop Solo Performance (“Yummy”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Intentions,” featuring Quavo), Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (for his feature on Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours”).

The “Holy” singer said the Recording Academy’s “weird” decision was a disappointment, as it was his dream 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, unmistakably an R&B album!”

Bieber later clarified that he is eternally grateful for the recognition and thanked those who “fought for me to even have any noms.”

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