The Grammys have removed "secret voting committees," and unveiled and implemented new rules and guidelines, which will have an impact on next year's ceremony taking place in January of 2022.
Among the rules are the Best Dance Recording category has been changed to Best Dance/Electronic Recording, the Album Of The Year award now ensures that in order to be considered, a project must include 75% worth of "newly recorded material," and all credited artists and contributors on a given album will now be eligible to be included as nominees.
"Our peer-driven awards process is all about engagement, and nothing is more invigorating than seeing our members take part in submitting proposals to move the Academy forward. We’re proud to work alongside today’s music creators to ensure their vision for the music industry is reflected in all that we do, and to continue our commitment to transparency by making these updates readily available to anyone that wishes to submit their art for Grammy recognition,” said Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy.
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