The Grammys: Were they well deserved?

Oluwatomike Bali
Staff Writer

The Grammy Awards are one of America’s biggest award shows which has been going on for years. 

Every year the Grammy Awards come with a lot of highs and lows, and of course, the controversies. This wasn’t left out at the just-concluded 61st Grammy Awards over the weekend.

My favorite Grammy moment has to be Alicia Keys opening the show, joined by Lady Gaga, Jada Smith, JLO and Michelle Obama. Their entrance was electrifying and they gave a lot of “women supporting each other” vibes. Obama definitely stole the show and the standing ovation she got can tell she’s loved amongst many. But I can’t help but wonder if this is just love or people are straight up worshipping her?

After the Grammys, then comes the question of “if the winners deserve the category they won?” I personally think most of those who won this year deserved the awards they were nominated for, from Childish Gambino winning the Song of the Year category to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Best Performance by a Duo and many more.

 Childish Gambino got about seven nominations for his song “This is America” and it would have been shocking if he didn’t win any. His song “This is America” was a good one and the message passed across through the visuals and the performance. It really was the song of the year.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were also a well-deserved win, judging after watching the movie “A Star is Born” and watching a couple of their live performances for the song “Shallow”. One can’t help but notice their chemistry and energy in all their performances. Even social media fans didn’t pass on a chance to “ship “them.

A lot of people might not be a fan of Cardi B, but she really worked hard on all of her songs this year, topped Billboard charts and rocked the radio stations. It isn’t surprising that she won in the Rap Album of the Year category.

The most controversial moment for me was when Drake was cut off while giving his acceptance speech. He started off by dissing the Grammy Awards and got cut off midway. I think this was a deliberate act to stop him from talking as he really was on to something. 

Some popular celebrities were noticeably absent like Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Arianna Grande and many more. You can’t help but wonder if there is more to their absence, especially with Arianna Grande’s series of tweets attacking the award show.

Feature photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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