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I have a free moment at work and I’m feeling less sick, so let me just finally bitch about the Grammy’s for a second.

Originally posted by aninounettear

I fucking love Adele and want her to win awards because she’s a shining beacon of actual talent and quality in the music industry. For me, Adele’s popularity and recognition is in many ways the public saying en masse to the music industry, “We’re not stupid, and we reward quality, talent, and effort.” She’s in many way a symbol of how the typical, hyper-marketed pop star mold isn’t what works, and how we deserve better. 

And usually I just want her to have all the Grammys. 

But this year was the exception.

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Grammy Snubs

As the same with every award show, there are people or projects that are going to get snubbed and left out of the final conversation. The Grammys are no exception. So here are some of the snubs following the announcement of the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards.

Alessia Cara for Best New Artist: The 20-year-old pop singer has been a bright spot in music this year. Her debut single “Here” was a hit on radio and tuned into an anthem for introverts everywhere. Her album, Know-It-All, was a perfect pop album that captured the ideas of the youth of 2016. Currently, her single “Scars To Your Beautiful” is a stand out in the Top 40. An empowering song that struck up a movement of self-acceptance. Cara has shown she is the future of pop music by being authentic, something that’s hard to find in pop music today. And people know she’s the next big thing. Coldplay tapped her as their opener for their 2016 tour. The Recording Academy got it wrong not giving her the Best New Artist nod.

Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Let’s face it, “Work From Home” was one of the hottest songs of the year. It hit #1 on the Pop Songs and Rhythmic charts and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s the highest charting song by a girl group in 8 years. The video is the most viewed video of the year with over 1 Billion views. The last time a girl group was nominated for this award was 2007. Would it have won if nominated? Probably not. But they deserved the nomination. The Recording Academy overlooked Fifth Harmony big time.

The 1975 for Best Pop Vocal Album: I feel like the reason The 1975’s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it was snubbed from a nomination was because its hard to pin point the album to one genre. The album was a true pop album, but voters maybe don’t see The 1975 as a pop group. They’re too Alternative for the pop categories and too pop for the rock categories, so they go left out. I like it when you sleep was one of the most honest 2016-esque pop albums of the year and deserved a nod more than Demi Lovato’s Confident.

Justin Timberlake for Record of the Year: This one baffles me. How does “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” not get nominated for Record of the Year? It debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and was one of the songs of the summer…and fall…and winter. Its been a hit with all ages. I firmly believe the Recording Academy has it out for JT. They snubbed The 20/20 Experience for Album of the Year a few years ago and now this.

So there you have it; some of my most notable snubs from this year’s Grammy nomination. Agree with me? Disagree with me? Let me know!

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Final Shots Out The Grammy Night

These people got the memo and know to look wacky for the Grammys red carpet

The Grammys are finally relevant because they have a human ball pit on the red carpet. 

This is not the awards show play it safe, especially if you’re relatively unknown and competing with Rihanna. So the only answer is to glue relics from your childhood to a gown and smile. 

Girl Crush 

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Girl Crush, who apparently is a human and not that “Little Big Town” song, took a pit stop on the way to the Grammys, spilled a McFlurry on herself and then jumped in the McPlayplace. She seems fun! 

CeeLo Green

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CeeLo is actually just here to announce his own awards show, the F*ck Yous. He is the statue. You have to take CeeLo home. 

Joy Villa 

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Joy Villa has a good point: America is not great right now! Your move, Trump. 

Lipless 

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This is the opposite of Kylie Jenner. 

Jacqueline Van Bierk 

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Jacqueline Van Bierk is a walking tribute to your Evanescence CD graveyard.

Santigold

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Ssssssantigold looks great, like an evil professor, and we need her to teach us her name. 

Carlon Thompson-Clinton and George Clinton

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George Clinton is half fancy chauffeur, half monk and 100% funky.