A Brief Soapbox Rant

Beyoncé has made GRAMMY history. Her win for Best Dance/Electronic Album for ‘RENAISSANCE’ put her GRAMMY total at 32, the most of all time. After winning the award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Beyoncé now holds the all-time record for most GRAMMY wins.

I didn’t watch the Grammy Awards. As a matter of fact, ever since I got out of radio, I stopped watching award shows entirely. I hate them.

One of my Facebook friends was posting throughout the awards and one post read, “Too much crotch grabbing!” That told me enough about the show and reminded me of why I don’t watch those shows.

At any rate, the above quote about Beyonce’ is further proof that being a “Grammy winner” means nothing. I have felt for a very long time that radio, records, and entertainment use the word “music” to describe anything but music.

Much like the Emmy and Oscar Awards, I always feel there is favoritism and that there is often someone more deserving of the recognition (and award). Do they get it right on occasion? Sure, but more often then not, they don’t.

“Grammy winner?” So what?!

Let the bashing of my opinion begin…..

6 thoughts on “A Brief Soapbox Rant

  1. There were some pretty random results this year, with Harry Styles and Bonnie Raitt winning some of the most prestigious awards. It’s like more traditional pop/rock artists are doing better with the ageing voting panel – even Beyonce, with her stack of Grammy Awards, has almost all of her wins in the R&B categories.

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  2. Actually said to me this weekend at home : ‘are the Grammys tonight or next week?’ I didn’t know, pulled out my phone, found ‘oh, I guess they’re on right now.’ End of discussion, no one suggested ‘put it on!”. Used to be a must-see for me, years ago, now, who cares? I can’t relate to over 90% of the winners or nominees and don’t especially need to see the performances by them. Was glad Bonnie Raitt won one, but other than that… well, I don’t think there’s a lot of people of our generation, let alone older Baby Boomers that would argue that Beyonce should be the most awarded artist of all time.

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