NEW YORK (AP) — Shocking upsets, historic victories, late rapper takeoff and hip hop 50th anniversary, 65th Grammy Awards I’m back in full swing on Sunday. once again, beyonce was running for the highest honor.
Once again, the show ended with someone else winning Album of the Year.
This year, the Grammys were widely seen as an opportunity to honor superstars with marquee awards. and did ) become the most decorated artist.
Instead, his acceptance speech stung those who thought Harry Styles should have won and Beyoncé should have won.
What happened, how it’s perceived, and who picks the Grammy’s highest honor.
What’s controversial about Styles’ victory?
Styles won for their third album, “Harry’s House” And even he seemed surprised when his name was called.
The British pop star was once again competing with other giants of the industry: artists like ABBA, Adele, Bad Bunny, Brandi Carlile, Coldplay, Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé.
When accepting the award, she said, “Really, really kind. I’m very, very grateful… I just do — this doesn’t happen very often to people like me. And this is very nice.” . thanks so much.”
The line, “This rarely happens to people like me,” drew criticism hours after his victory.
Born and raised in the small working-class town of Cheshire in the north of England, Styles rose to fame in 2010 when he auditioned for the Simon Cowell-led talent competition show The X Factor. He finished third with boy band One Direction. His solo career has earned him several Grammy Awards and Billboard his charting albums and singles.
Stiles doesn’t say what he meant by his words. Some have interpreted it as trying to express how much he has grown since he was young. Others, however, see this statement as an example of white privilege.
Why are people mad at Stiles’ words?
Many of Beyoncé’s fans are fiercely protective of her. They are called the Beyhive, after all.
Despite Beyoncé’s 32 Grammy Awards – the most by any artist in history – the fact that she has yet to win Album of the Year and loses out to white musicians every time she is nominated has left a lot to be desired. of people are suffering
Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards headline article “Beyoncé made Grammy history. Why does she still feel like she lost?
“Why do you feel that’s not enough?” Richards asked. “For the past 20 years, her recording academy has failed to recognize the peak of black artist creativity. To her credit, Beyoncé continues to renew that peak with each new album.”
Similar criticisms were raised by other articles and online commenters, with some pointing out that no black woman had won Album of the Year since Lauryn Hill in the late ’90s.
Ashley Smalls, a PhD student in Black Feminism and Pop Culture at Penn State University, criticized Styles’ speech. in a tweetSince 1999, when no black woman has won that award, “this doesn’t happen very often to someone like me.”
What is the history of Beyoncé’s Grammy Awards?
the artist is Married to husband Jay-Z, with 88 all-time most nominations, but she has only won 32. Most importantly, Beyoncé lost Album of the Year to Taylor Swift, Beck, Adele, and now Styles on her four occasions as well.
Beyoncé has been nominated for each of the most prestigious categories in her decades-long career, but has only won those categories once for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”
No black woman has won Album of the Year since Awarded to Lauryn Hill for her 1999 breakout album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.The last black person to win this award was John Baptiste last year for his album “We Are”.
Who decides Album of the Year?
According to Billboard, the Recording Academy boasts over 12,000 voting members. All members can vote for her in four categories: Best New Artist, Record, Song and Album of the Year. Members are also responsible for nominating in their area of expertise and voting for the winner of this category.
Many artists have criticized the way the Grammy Awards nominate artists. The Recording Academy is campaigning to diversify its membership, with the goal of having 2,500 female members join her by 2025.
What’s next for Beyoncé and Styles?
Both are preparing for overseas tours.
Styles’ next show will be in Thailand next week, with shows in Asia and Europe through the summer.
beyonce is “Renaissance” Tour Begins It will be held in Sweden in May and will perform in Europe and the United States.
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