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Setlist: Can the Grammy Awards ever escape controversy?

By and | Published on Monday 7 December 2020

Grammy Awards 2020

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the accusations of corruption levelled at the Grammy Awards by The Weeknd and Halsey (among others) and whether the big US music industry awards show can ever escape criticism, plus the $3 million lawsuit launched by Chance The Rapper’s former manager that calls his last album a “freestyle-driven product of sub-par quality”.

SECTION TIMES
01: Grammy Awards (00:05:35)
02: Chance The Rapper (00:19:32)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
Grammys fail to avoid controversy with 2021 nominations
Halsey says getting Grammys nominations is about “knowing the right people”
Ellie Goulding weighs in on music awards
Chance The Rapper sued for $3 million in commission by former manager

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