Mathew Knowles Claims Beyoncé’s Record Label Shares Responsibility for Grammys Album of the Year Snub

Mathew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé, has recently joined “TMZ Live” to discuss the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s lack of Album of the Year (AOTY) wins at the Grammys. The issue came to light after Jay-Z called out the Recording Academy for Beyoncé never winning the top prize at the Grammys. Jay-Z placed the blame on the Academy and its voters, asserting that they were at fault for this apparent snubbing.

However, Mathew Knowles shed light on a different perspective, claiming that Beyoncé’s own record label, Columbia Records, is also contributing to her continued snub at the Grammys. He revealed that record labels can only support one artist per category, which becomes an issue when artists from the same label are nominated for the same award. In the case of Beyoncé, she has found herself competing against artists from the same label, such as Adele and Harry Styles, for the top prize, and this has put her at a disadvantage.

Back in 2017, when Beyoncé and Adele were both nominated for AOTY, Mathew Knowles claims that Columbia Records threw its support behind Adele, resulting in her winning the Grammy over Beyoncé. Similarly, in the following year, Harry Styles, also signed to Columbia, was awarded AOTY, beating out Beyoncé.

Mathew explained that there are various reasons why a record label would support one artist over another, and it is not always solely based on the music itself. He outlined that the voting process for such awards can be subjective, but money can also play a significant role and influence the outcome.

Despite Jay-Z’s call for Beyoncé to “keep showing up” until she cannot be denied the Grammy, Mathew suggests that Beyoncé’s label needs to show their support for her in order to change her Grammy fortunes. He emphasizes that Beyoncé might very well win AOTY in the future, but at the moment, it appears that the powers that be are not in her corner for the top prize.

Overall, the conversation with Mathew Knowles provides insight into the nomination and voting process, raising questions about the role of record labels in determining Grammy winners. As the debate continues, it remains to be seen whether Beyoncé will eventually secure the coveted Album of the Year award at the Grammys.