Today I will be talking my point of view of the Grammy Awards from last Sunday. I watched a good bit of the Grammy Awards this year because I was mainly just waiting to hear Metallica perform and to see if they would win a Grammy. There were lots of awards handed out last Sunday and today I will give my opinions on why I’m glad a certain artist won, or why someone else should have won.
The first award I will talk about is going to the main one which was album of the year. Adele won this award from her most recent album, “25.” I heard a lot of people saying that Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade” should have won. I haven’t heard both albums myself because I’m just not into that music. I also don’t care too much of what the album means or what it represents because I’m more just about the music and how it sounds. In my opinion, I think that Drake’s album, “Views” should have won album of the year because that album was very successful and I personally just loved so many songs on that album. Drake broke numerous records for this album which made him deserve album of the year. Drake became the most streamed artist on Spotify because of this album. Out of the 20 songs on his album, 16 of them were all in the top 100 the first week of the album’s release, which is insane! This album also set the record for most streams in the first week of its release. The album was streamed 245.1 million times in the United States alone and currently has over 1 billion streams just on Apple Music. Tell me after setting records like this that this album didn’t deserve a Grammy. Drake’s album “Views” is definitely one to check out because he has such a good flow in all the songs and the beats are so good.
The second award I will talk about is best new artist. Chance the Rapper won this award and I was really happy with him winning this award. I honestly don’t even like Chance the Rapper because I just don’t think he’s that good to me, but that’s just a personal reference. The reason why I’m happy that he won this award though is because I know that he’s an artist that isn’t signed with a record company and the fact he’s not signed and won a Grammy is really impressive. It really shows that he knows what he’s doing and that he wants to do everything his way. It also shows how successful he has been since the start of his career. It’s also cool to know that he performed here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania about 3 years ago and now he’s a Grammy winner.
The third and final award that I will talking about in today’s blog is one that kind of disappointed me. The award was best rock song. I didn’t see if this award was televised but the winner of this award was “Blackstar” by David Bowie. Now the only reason why this award kind of disappointed me is because David Bowie is dead unfortunately. I understand the respect everyone had for David Bowie, and I’ll admit that he was a legend in music, but the thing I see in my eyes is that he’s never going to actually receive and see the Grammy for himself. To me, Metallica should’ve won this award for their song “Hardwired” because this song is old school Metallica that all rock and roll/metal lovers love. Also, to make the comeback after 8 years of no new music with a song like this one was really impressive. Another thing too is that to be performing the really heavy thrashy music Metallica does at their age is amazing and to me they should’ve won this award.