By Anjali Nayak
An eyeroll of an event to the majority of music lovers, the Grammys had its 64th anniversary on April 3, 2022. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the event was full of large performances, acceptance speeches, and awkward comedic endeavors. Here are some of the awards and their respectable winners.
- Record Of The Year (focusing primarily on production rather than songwriting)
The award went to Leave the Door Open by Silk Sonic and was honestly well deserved. Still, it would have been nice for the award to go to Kiss Me More by Doja Cat or even Montero (Call Me By Your Name), especially considering the fact that Lil Nas X didn’t win a single award of the night.
- Album Of The Year
In my opinion, this is the biggest and most important award and the result was a disappointment. Although We Are by Jon Batiste is a good album, it didn’t define 2021 nearly as well as the other nominations. Personally, I think the award should have gone to practically any other nomination (well, other than Justin Bieber because an album isn’t good if it had to come out three different times due to lack of public interest). I was especially rooting for the award to go to Kanye West, primarily because I would have absolutely loved to hear his acceptance speech.
- Song Of The Year (focusing primarily on songwriting rather than production)
I was especially hopeful for this award to go to newcomer “drivers license” by Olivia
Rodrigo or “Right On Time” by Brandie Carlile, but Leave the Door Open is fine.
- Best New Artist
There was absolutely no doubt as to who this award was going to. Olivia Rodrigo was fated to be handed this award from the beginning. If not Olivia Rodrigo, then I would hope for Baby Keem or even Japanese Breakfast (despite her not exactly being old, she has been running the indie scene for over a decade now) to win. In my opinion, the Grammys should only be able to nominate artists that released their debut album in the year the ceremony is meant to represent, in order to truly represent new artists.