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On Sunday night, the 61st Grammy Awards telecom program did its best to balance several requirements, replacing the entire gender, widening its winning and awarding palette and doing its best to reward those who are running now, not five years ago . The narrow prime time window seems to have made some progress for each number without going too far from the comfort zone.
Kacey Musgraves won the highest night, the album of the year – the fourth evening – "Golden Hour" (who also won the country's album for the year). Child Gambin Wins the Year Record and Song for Its Epoch "This is America" (which also won the best music videos) but did not participate in the ceremony
Other major awards were for Cardi B, who received the Best Rap Album for his debut solo effort Privacy privacy and Dua Lipa, who, in a few seconds, performed near St. Vincent was named the best new performer (and strongly noted that women need to really accelerate last year). Drake surprised everyone by showing that he agreed with the best singer. (You can find our full list of winners here.)
Grammys and her parent organization, the Academy of Recording, led the Sunday evening exhibition, survived too harshly over the years to address the tone-deaf of the outgoing president, Neil Portnow. comment after last year's show that music women should "speed up" if they want recognition. This mistake, along with the #MeToo movement, along with the documents that lack the awards and nominations for women and the persistent, well-grounded accusations of cultural short-sightedness after a year of some of the most forward-looking artists (Beyonce and Chief Executive of Kendrick Lamar in recent years)
Alicia Keys, the third woman with a color ceremony (after Whoopi Goldberg in Latifah, 2005), somehow managed to pull out early, saying, " I was super blessed to win the 15th Grammy, without compromising in any way. Its charisma and free trust were contagious, and it was a lot hard to lift up throughout the duration of the exhibition. (She didn't lie when she said, "I got you." and how to drive an eye through the heart of this identity crisis, Keys has been united by the ultimate Mrs. Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett-Smith introductory speech.
For this year's Academy, the Academy has increased the number of candidates in each of the four main categories (song, album and recordings of the year, best new artist) from five to eight. In the category of the best album, there were some speculations that Brandi Carlile's candidacy on the way to forgive You – Carlile took three genre trophies as consolation – may be encouraged by the two rooted roots of the vote. However, the exclusive work of the Academy's voters, Musgraves, has raised it above certain high competition, including the curator of Kendrik Lamar Black Panther: The Album, Vision by Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer and Cardi B Privacy Breach .
In addition, the keys were one of the most important performers, also playing double pianos, killing the songs she "wanted [she]," – including "Killing Me Softly" – "Nat King Cole" "Unforgettable"; Coldplay "Watches" and Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (Thing), among other things, are comfortable as a regular singer at a Thursday-evening concert, as the production staff used it for the time being.
Other notable performances were a tribute to Dolly Parton, who apparently showed Parton, along with Musgraves, Partone's daughter Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Maren Morris. Dua Lipa and St. Vincent seemed to really enjoy each other when the St. Vincent Masseduction and Lipa One Kiss. Cardi B's lip sync was synchronized, although it still managed to deliver compelling, "realistic" "money" performance. Janelle Monae directed both Prince and Michael Jackson to an early release of Make Me Feel, Lady Gaga brought almost unnecessary energy to her inevitably meta hit "Shallow". Meanwhile, a tribute to the brave Aretha Franklin – from Andras Day, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams – was an easy sign of night-time high water. (Close second place when Brandi Carlile performed The Joke.)
The show was, as always, very long – almost four hours. It is a small part because there are more than a dozen commercial breaks that reflect the current moment, just like everything that is happening during the actual show. We had a child-like avatar created by Gambin as a computer that repressed his "this America" dance movements in advertising the new Google subject. Ariana Grande pushed through Apple and their animated stuff. Camila Cabello also appeared on the MasterCard commercial market several times after its opening. We don't even go into the ASMR video that Zoe Kravitz made for the light beer, or Will Smith as a Genie's Disney & the upcoming live action Aladdin . After all, artists have to make some money
Neil Portnow, the revelated and outgoing president of the Academy of Records in his final speech at the Grammys stage, was simple: "We need to use this unique moment to change our unique industry, ensuring that that there is diversity and inclusion in everything we do – and we are.
The test was obvious – six out of nine awards on television were for women. However, some of the biggest winners and the big stars that are not in the building, including Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Carters, and Kanye West, were able to dig deeper than she understands. Many hoped that Drake would be among that number, but it appeared to be the only one who earned his only prize for the direct purpose of Grammys. In his speech he told young artists gesturing to his new trophy: "You don't need it"