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The 1975’s Matty Healy Furious At Grammy Snub

Following last week’s 2024 Grammy Award announcements, Matty Healy thinks it’s a “f****** outrage” that his band did not receive a single nomination.

When the artist names for next year’s ceremony were revealed last week, The 1975 failed to land a single place on the shortlists, subsequent to which the recently embattled 34-year-old singer accused the Recording Academy of being “mental” by snubbing their work once again.

While taking their Still… At Their Very Best tour to New York’s Madison Square Garden earlier this week, Healy stated:

“The fact we didn’t get nominated for a Grammy is a f****** outrage.” “And the reason people don’t say that is ’cause it’s not a very tasteful thing to say. But I’m way past tasteful.” “Are you f****** mental?! Are they f****** mental?! ‘A Brief Inquiry…’, ‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ – nothing. F*** off! D********. What the f*** are they on about?” “I mean, [2022 song] ‘About You’ just on its own merits deserves a f****** Grammy. I mean, I don’t really care that much but it just winds me up.”

Insisting that he wasn’t being “self-celebratory,” the British pop band’s front man praised outspoken rapper Kanye West as “one of [his] heroes” for his belief in himself, adding:

“You know what? You’ve gotta fucking believe in yourself. [West is] an awkward hero to have right now, I understand that. But separate the anti-Semitism – just think about the self-belief.” “Literally tell me one band in the past four years that could do what we’re gonna do in the next three minutes.” 

To date, the Recording Academy has only previously nominated the band’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’ for Best Boxed of Special Limited Edition Package in 2017 and Best Rock Song for ‘Give Yourself A Try’ in 2020.

Notwithstanding the groups lack of 2024 R.I.A.A. recognition, Jack Antonoff, who worked on The 1975’s 2022 LP Being Funny in a Foreign Language is in the running for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at the 67th Grammy Awards that will take place in Los Angeles on February 4.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Markus Hillgärtner