The Grammys: Yay or Nay?

On April 3, 2022, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosted the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. It honored the year's top records, compositions, and musicians, which spanned September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021.

The Grammy Awards shows are a perfect chance for artists to showcase their passion for music and talent. It is considered one of the biggest music awards shows in the music industry. The Grammy Awards Show will be live on CBS Television Network on Sunday, April 03, 2022, from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. ET or 5 to 8:30 P.M. PT. EHHS Junior Mia Floressoto mentioned how she had watched the Grammys through online streaming; “I did watch it through a streamer instead of the live TV-programmer.”

The 64th Grammys Award show is hosted by Trevor Noah. As for this year, the 64th Grammy Music Award the attendees' list includes; Doja Cat, Jon Batiste, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion, BTS and many more. (Sources: 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Winner & Nominations List)

Besides the music, the Grammys is a great event for artists to showcase their fashion. As mentioned by Mrs. Themis Valsamis, an EHHS English teacher/ESL supporter; “The fashion was eclectic.” Going in the same direction as Mrs. Valsamis, EHHS Junior, Jason Jones stated “Everyone was the best dressed” and he would “kill for one of those suits.”

With the previous controversial event that occurred during the Oscar, many people expected something coming from the Grammys but according to Mrs. Valsamis, there wasn’t much happening at the Grammys besides “some jokes about the Oscars and Bruno Mars lit a cigarette on stage.”

Many people had been disappointed at the Grammys for their unfair treatment. Mia has mentioned how people and artists had vocalized how unfair were the Grammys, “Nowadays, not many people watch the Grammys as it continues to lose relevance. Previously noted by famous artists like Eminem, The Weekend, Nicki Minaj, Halsey, and Justin Bieber, all called out the Grammys for lack of transparency and ultimately, snubbing these artists.” She also points out that “Despite breaking numerous records, BTS did not win but this was not surprising as the public knows about the lack of relevance the Grammys even have in life today.”

“Unfortunately, NO! It was rigged” Mrs. Valsamis expresses her feelings about her favorite artists losing the Grammys. Mrs. Valsamis thinks “The winner is predetermined and it is not based on their accuracy on the award, it bases on something else” because BTS's first and second full English tracks Butter and Dynamite win almost every award in their home country, South Korea. For example, MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Award). They also won some big awards like the Billboard in America. Despite all the achievements, BTS hasn’t won a Grammys award.

To add to her statement, Mrs. Valsamis quoted “I think historically the Grammys are afraid of giving awards to the non-American artists, contrary to their win on the worldwide stage, which is why some people feel that the Grammys are not really fair.”

Unfortunately, only a small part of the EHHS Community had actually watched the Grammys. Those who watched the Grammy stated that they only watch because their favorite artist will be there, waiting for their time to shine. For example, both Mrs. Valsamis and Mia Floressoto stated that BTS is their favorite artist, Jason Jones shared Chris Brown is his favorite artist, and EHHS Junior Emma McClure stated her favorite artist is Ariana Grande despite Ariana Grande not being able to attend the 64th Grammys awards ceremony.

Surprisingly, the EHHS community seems to be confused between the Grammys Awards and the Oscar due to the recent incident during the Oscars.

Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez and @Grammyu