Canadian artist Kaytranada has taken to Twitter to express his outrage, after having his 2016 Juno Award nomination for Dance Recording of the Year revoked.
After celebrating his Juno nomination at the beginning of last week and tweeting his thanks, the Canadian DJ/producer was informed that his nomination was invalid, due to a mix up in regard to the record's original release date.
Upon hearing the news, Kaytranada took to twitter, writing: “I’ve lost my respect to the Junos, cause they don’t know what they’re nominating”.
Juno Awards organisers The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) broke the news of the error in a press release on Friday.
They explained that after an “internal review" it was discovered Kaytranada's nominated track (titled ‘At All’) was originally uploaded to SoundCloud in 2013, well outside of the 2016 eligibility period for the awards.
The track’s nomination has been replaced with Borgeous & Lights’ 'Zero Gravity'.
The full list of Juno award nominees can be found here.
Shoutout to the Canadian music scene for being so out of touch— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) February 5, 2016
they disqualified my juno nomination because the song is old actually, but them muthafuckas didnt know like wtf— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) February 5, 2016
like forreal Canada, i want my recognition. You cant do me like that.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) February 5, 2016
i've lot my respect to the Junos, cause they don't know what they're nominating. They need more kids in their offices to take care of that.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) February 5, 2016
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