The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the reforms.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) said it made changes to the Grammy nominating process.
The main innovation will be the rejection of the so-called “secret” committees that select applicants for the most famous music award in the United States. Each of the committees consists of no more than 30 people whose names were not mentioned.
From now on, the nominees will be determined by direct voting of all members of the Academy – there are more than 11 thousand of them.
In recent years, the Grammy Awards have been repeatedly criticized and accused of corruption. Several times, the performers who were generally considered the most deserving of it were left without the award.
In addition, the awards will be presented in two new categories – “Best Global Musical Performance” and “Best Album of Latin American Urban Music.” Thus, there will be 86 nominations.