Hi! Re: your Grammys tags, just curious why it would be a problem if Harry won anything? Full disclosure, I'm brand-new to the fandom and joined completely ass-backwards by getting into his solo album like a month ago only and then dove right in because I couldn't not. I know the Grammys are political BS but what else would be bad about a win for him?
I don’t think it would be bad to win ANYTHING. But the BIG categories (Album/Artist/Song/Record of the Year) are a no go. He’d be winning over Kendrick Lamar. He’s also up in the Rock category so against the Foo Fighters and Leonard Cohen (most likely). He’s been VERY promo’d by his label which feels a lot like trying to “buy” Harry a Grammy (I’m not saying agree, but I can see how it looks that way). He took risks for sure (I love HS1) but I don’t think anything he’s doing deserves to win over Kendrick.
Then the other factor is the Grammy’s (and every other part of society) needs to recognize the significant contributions of People of Color. Last year’s win for Adele over Beyonce’s Lemonade showed AGAIN how out of touch Grammy voters are. Lemonade was a missive on the black female experience that resonated FAR beyond just one category of people. But you had (mostly white) Grammy voters saying, “I don’t get it.” That HAS to stop. And I would HATE for this year to be one more lack of acknowledgement with Harry as the face of it.
I also firmly believe that being nominated is a HUGE step for Harry and a huge step for 1D as a whole. They’ve got SO MUCH time. “It’s an honor just to be nominated” is a real sentiment and a good look.