2018 is shaping up to be the year of Justin Timberlake. The pop star has a new album on the way (the lead single is rumored to drop in January) and is headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He’ll undoubtedly make some other very high-profile appearances/performances as the year trolls along, but he’s reportedly not taking the stage at the Grammys in February.
Word on the street is that Justin Timberlake has had a bone to pick with the Recording Academy for snubbing “Can’t Stop The Feeling” in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories at the 2018 awards show despite its cultural impact and chart staying power (it did receive a nod in the Best Song Written for Visual Media). I’m sure there’s more to the story.
Hits Daily Double claims Justin Timberlake is choosing to skip next year’s forthcoming ceremony. They add “tensions are easing and 2019 could mark his return to that stage”.
Look, I won’t pretend to know what’s going on here, but one thing’s for sure: Justin Timberlake’s presence is wanted, no REQUIRED at the 2018 Grammys. The Recording Academy better fix this, and quick. No Justin Timberlake, no Grammys.