Goodmorning everyone, and yes I know, it’s Harry Potter month and this has nothing to do with that, but it’s the Grammy’s. One of the biggest nights of the year for music. I used to love watching the Grammy’s, but within the last few years, it’s really been difficult for me to watch. I love music, and I love different genres of music, but to me, certain musical acts should not have won over the other nominee’s. I picked a few categories I agreed with and some I did not agree with, so let’s get on with it.
*Disclaimer* I am in no way bashing the artists who won or saying they didn’t deserve their awards, these are just my own thoughts and opinions ( we all have them guys). If I didn’t agree with any of your artists winning their award, it is in no way a personal attack against you.
Album of the Year – Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
Okay, no. I don’t agree with this at all. I know it was a very good country album, but album of the year? No. This album went up against: Invasion of Privacy – Cardi B, By the Way, I Forgive You – Brandi Carlile, Scorpion – Drake, H.E.R. – H.E.R., Beerbongs and Bentleys – Post Malone, Dirty Computer – Janelle Monae, Black Panther – Various Artists.
I think either Scorpion, H.E.R., or Beerbongs and Bentleys had it. I was shocked to find out she won this category. Like, only three-ish songs were popular from hers. Scorpion beat records for weeks upon weeks. I don’t know, am I the only one who feels this way?
Record of the Year & Song of the Year – This is America by Childish Gambino
I love Childish Gambino, but I was shocked when he actually won not one, but both categories, and I have to say, I actually don’t agree with this. There so many good songs, but for him to win both? I don’t know about that. They did this last year with Bruno Mars too, and I hope this is not going to be just a repeated pattern every year now. Nominees for Record of the Year include: I like it – Cardi B, The Joke – Brandi Carlile, Gods Plan – Drake, Shallow – Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga, All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Rockstar – Post Malone, The Middle – Zedd. Nominees for Song of the Year include: All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Boo’d Up – Ella Mai, Gods Plan – Drake, In My Blood – Shawn Mendes, The Joke – Brandi Carlile, The Middle – Zedd, Shallow – Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga.
Best Pop Vocal Album – Sweetener by Ariana Grande
Yes! I’m sorry Taylor Swift fans, but this was a well deserved album to win! Finally she has a Grammy! (took a little longer than expected, but that’s okay, we forgive you know Recording Academy). Nominees in this category were: Reputation – Taylor Swift, Camila – Camila Cabello, Meaning of Life – Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes, and Beautiful Trauma – P!nk. I am so happy for her, and all though things didn’t work out with her performing/being there, I’m just glad she has received one. Definitely happy to see her win this one.
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Everything is Love by The Carters
I kind of agree with this, but not really. I only agree because it is the best album in the category, but there were so many other albums that deserved to be in this category that it makes sense Beyonce and Jay -Z would win. Nominees in this category include: The Kids are Alright – Chloe x Halle, Chris Dave and the DrumHeadz – Chris Dave and the Drumheadz, War & Leisure – Miguel, Ventriloquism – Meshell Ndegeocello
Producer of the Year – Pharrel Williams
I thought about this one more and more, and yeah Pharrell definitely deserved this one. He produced Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake, Sweetener by Ariana Grande, and No One Every Really Dies by N.E.R.D. I usually love this category just because I find it interesting to know who are the people behind the music we listen to. Who constructs it and puts it together. Other nominees in this category were: Kanye West, Linda Perry, Larry Klein, BOI-1DA.
Best Music Video – This is America by Childish Gambino
I agree, although Apes*** was way more pleasing to the eye and was a beautiful shoot, I’ll take it. Nominees in this category include: Apes*** – The Carters, Im Not Racist – Joyner Lucas, Pynk – Janelle Monae, Mumbo Jumbo – Tierra Whack
So yeah, those were my opinions on this years Grammy’s. Did you guys agree with me on some of these opinions? Let me know in the comments.