Winner Takes None: How the 60th Grammy Awards Still Missed the Mark

By: Amber Robinson

All-stars of the music industry gathered in honor of music’s biggest night. This year, the Grammy Awards returned to the Big Apple in celebration of its 60th year. Despite being one of the most acclaimed nights in the music industry, that wasn’t the only exciting aspect. Hip-Hop and R&B artists dominated this year’s list of nominees. Breakout artists such as SZA, Khalid, and Cardi B took the industry by storm along with artists that have been in the game like Kendrick Lamar, JAY- Z and Bruno Mars. Most of these artists led the top categories of this year’s awards. Although, the most special night for music is deemed to be an amazing experience, it never fails to confuse and upset fans on its questionable results.

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SZA led the award night with being the most nominated female. With an astonishing five nominations, she landed in the categories of “Best New Artist,” “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” “Best R&B Performance,” “Best R&B Song” and “Best Rap/Sung Performance.” SZA had some equally strong competition as she contended against artists like Kendrick and Bruno. The results left the “Broken Clocks” singer empty handed and left the fans feeling “empty” too. SZA fans didn’t stop there, they took their frustrations and opinions to twitter. 

SZA wasn’t the only one that left without an award. Fans expressed that other artists like JAY-Z, Kesha and Khalid also deserved a gold record player. There is no doubt that these stars should have won awards, but there’s always next year to try again.

Overall, the celebration showed out for its 60th year. Iconic performances ranging from Rihanna to the legendary Elton John & Miley Cyrus duo left the audience ready for more. There is no telling the direction music is going take us in 2018, but until then, we will be counting down the days till the 61st celebration.

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