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GRAMMY AWARDS | The Grammys added to the series of scandals last week, cutting Drake’s acceptance speech short as he was speaking about the declining importance and relevance of awards shows in today’s music climate.

Awards Shows Face Tests of Credibility, Relevance

Over the past few years, awards shows in the film and music industries have lost credibility among artists and consumers alike because critiques about diversity have plagued both industries. The issue is mainly centered on racial disparities in nominations and award choices. The Grammys and the Oscars, as the highest[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide

The Guide’s 2018 Grammy Picks

RECORD OF THE YEAR Redbone (Childish Gambino)  Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber) The Story of O.J. (JAY-Z) HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar) 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)   ALBUM OF THE YEAR Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino) 4:44 (JAY-Z) DAMN. (Kendrick Lamar) Melodrama (Lorde) 24K Magic   SONG OF[Read More…]

LUX: Amplifying Black Voices

LUX: Amplifying Black Voices

This was arguably the year of Beyoncé. Her visual album “Lemonade” was widely acclaimed for its originality. She dominated the headlines after announcing earlier this month that she is pregnant with twins. But when it came time for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, The Recording Academy passed up Beyoncé[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Sia Shakes Things Up

For an event that is self-proclaimed, marketed, branded and sold to audiences worldwide as “music’s biggest night,” the Grammy Awards are only somewhat about music. The formula for the Grammys, and the plethora of other entertainment awards ceremonies during the winter awards season, is fairly unwavering, save for a few[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide