Justin Bieber will be up for four awards at the 2021 Grammy Awards, but he isn't satisfied with how his music is categorized. Nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album, the former teen star questioned why his album Changes wasn't considered R&B as he intended.
On Instagram, Bieber expressed his gratitude for being nominated but stated that he intended to make an R&B album.
"To the Grammys I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry," Bieber wrote in the post. "I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound. For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!"
Bieber added that although he loves Pop music, his album simply wasn't made for that category.
"To be clear I absolutely love pop music it just wasn't what I set out to make this time around," he continued. "My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honored to be nominated either way."
The singer has been nominated for ten Grammys during his career, winning his first and only award in 2016 for Best Dance Recording. His other past nominations include Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.