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The Grammys Are Out of Touch

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Hazel Cills, writing for The Muse:

    Out of 899 people nominated for the last six Grammy Awards, a new report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California found that only nine percent of those people were women. And we still don’t know the race, gender, and age breakdown of the 24,000 member Recording Academy itself, which leads to an Academy that can only conceive of excellent women artists in the form of Adele and Taylor Swift. It’s this out-of-touch mindset that is partly destroying the Grammys’ ratings, with the ceremony hitting an all-time low this year. And who would blame anyone for not tuning in, considering Best Album winner Adele disputed her own win last year?

  2. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Watched with a pretty diverse group of people (politically, walks of life, interests, really random party actually), and I was a little surprised how the general consensus was that almost everyone didn't like the Grammys this year.
  3. StoJa9


    Because the entire focus of the show is on ONE GENRE of music and has been for years.
  4. Eml182


    Or because it’s on TV and EVERY RATING IS DOWN. No need to dissect it, people don’t care to see their artists win an award on TV
  5. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    Haven't cared about the Grammys ever. I think it boils down to it just doesn't matter who wins what. One extremely successful musician best other extremely successful musician...both go on to creating more successful music in future. Unlike award shows for acting, I don't think there are many people who become musicians to win Grammy.

    It's a waste of time. Especiallllly since were just rewarding the music that's ridiculously produced by these labels in the first place
  6. SEANoftheDEAD


    I watched some of it and it felt more like a chore, rather than for pleasure. Outside of a couple performances that I saw (Kendrick/Bruno), no other performance was really gripping.

    Also, I feel like the Grammy's as a whole take themselves too seriously. It seemed like everyone had an agenda, rather than being loose and for a lack of better words, fun.
  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    what genre?
  8. Tim Fitzpatrick


    It was also the same night as the best Royal Rumble in years so the choice was very easy for me.
  9. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    All that said, and I don't disagree with you, they're not even recognizing many of the most popular artists of the moment. They're so busy giving a platform to the same artists that have had one for in some cases decades, they're ignoring plenty of contemporary artists that are getting more listens.
  10. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    ‘Prayer’ is such a heart-warming song. It’s a shame it lost to “The Shape Of You”.