Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2020 Grammys Highlights and Questions

Source Billboard Music 

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards started on a somber note this past Sunday as the news broke of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant's death on the helicopter crash in Calabasas that took a total of 9 lives. Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, and Lizzo all took the Grammy stage to dedicate their performance to the basketball retiree and his daughter. The newly victorious Grammy winner took her rendition of Because I Love You to show her deep regret on the passing while Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men dedicated their performance of So Hard to Say Goodbye to Kobe Bryant.

Source ET Online

Hip Hop took some wins as Old Town Road (Lil Nas x Billy Ray Cyrus) took Best Pop Duo, the late Nipsey Hussle conquered Best Rap performance for Best Rap Performance with the award being accepted by his wife Lauren London and grandmother. DJ Khaled and John legend performed a tribute to Nipsey Hussle for their song Higher with surprise appearances from Meek Mill and YG.  

One of the night's most memorable moments was J.Cole winning his first songwriter's award for his feature with 21 Savage. However one question always comes to mind, why is there such discrimination in the voting process for the Grammys according to Variety tyler stated “I’m half and half on it,” he said. “On the one side I am very grateful that what I made can be acknowledged in a world like this… but it sucks that whenever we, and I mean guys that look like me, do anything that’s genre-bending or anything, they always put it in rap or urban category.” he continues “And I don’t like that ‘urban’ word,” he added. “It’s just a politically correct way to say the n-word, to me. So when I hear that, I’m just like, why can’t we just be in pop? So I felt like — half of me feels like the rap nomination was a backhanded compliment.”

What did you think of the Grammys? Does Tyler the Creator have a point?

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