NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title. The academy is also having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest. The new rules announced Wednesday will affect the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The show will air live on Jan. 31, 2021. In recent years, the best new artist award has been scrutinized because the academy placed a song and album limit, disqualifying specific performers. Under the new rules there are no longer limitations on how many songs or albums an act releases.
It is also removing the word “urban” from categories, because it wants a “completely new, and very transparent and transformed Recording Academy,” interim president and CEO Harvey Mason jr. told Variety.
Recording Academy Announces 9 Rule Changes to Its Grammy Awards & Nominations Process https://t.co/4lXUHyOT5X
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— Variety (@Variety) June 10, 2020