John Legend Criticizes The Grammys: ‘It’s Almost Impossible For A Black Artist To Win Album Of The Year’

John Legend wants to see the Grammys academy make real change.

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In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the singer responded to criticism from Diddy that Black music is not represented properly by music’s biggest awards.

“It’s almost impossible for a Black artist to win Album of the Year,” Legend agreed. “How many years do we have to see Beyoncé snubbed? Kanye [West] has never won. It’s kind of insane… We’ve got to do something because that’s a terrible record, and Diddy is right to complain about it.”

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In the history of the Grammys, only 12 albums by Black artists have won the top prize, with the most recent being Herbie Hancock’s Joni Mitchell tribute album River: The Joni Letters in 2007.

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