JUSTIN Bieber has been criticized by music fans after he complained about being nominated in the pop categories over R&B.
The singer received three nominations, including best pop vocal album for Changes, but he took to Instagram to say it was "weird" that the Recording Academy had chosen to put him in the pop categories.
"I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was, and is, a R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me," he shared.
He captioned his post: "Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em.
"Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms."
But in reply, Justin was slammed for his "ungrateful" attitude, when many stars did not receive any nods.
The Weeknd, Selena Gomez and Halsey were all shut out of the nominations.
"He’s so ungrateful, Selena and Abel deserves unlike him (sic,)" tweeted one fan, as another simply wrote: "Most ungrateful artist ever."
"Boy... you should’ve just went back to the drawing board with this album. If you wanted to make an R&B album it should’ve been not pop trap beat fabricated bulls**t," tweeted another irate fan.
She was nominated alongside Megan Thee Stallion for their collaboration on Savage, as well as her work on BLACK PARADE, a song released to celebrate Juneteenth.
Taylor Swift received six nominations for her eighth album Folklore, while Kanye West received one for Christian contemporary album, Jesus Is King.
Mickey Guyton also became the first female black nominee in country music category with Black Like Me, up for best country solo performance.
But many fans were left confused by major snubs for the likes of Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Luke Combs and Kelsea Ballerini.
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Gaga's Chromatica was roundly praised upon release this summer, but she only received two nods, for pop vocal album and duo performance with Ariana Grande.
Luke Combs failed to get nominated in the country music categories, despite sweeping the CMAs and ACMs this year, while The Weeknd received zero nods.
The singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, had the best-selling single of the year with Blinding Lights.