Our forum posters are brutally honest. That was evidenced on the 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards: our outspoken regulars were ready to dish out some generous praise, but also some harsh truths. Posts spanned the emotional gamut from one saying “I’ll never watch the Grammys again” in response to Bruno Mars‘s shocking sweep to proclaiming that Best New Artist winner Alessia Cara “slays.”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars
Eric Close: I’m never watching the Grammys again.
LOVC: Lorde deserves better!
OscarsSoWrong: I like Bruno, but this is undeserved.
Rinolo Twenty-two: It’s a good album, don’t be haters.
RECORD OF THE YEAR: “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars
JGibson: I mean, Bruno wasn’t even that big this year. He had better peaks. Come on.
EmmyWinner: I am GLAD “Despacito” was shut out! THANK GOD!
Grégory Delisle: Okay, so “Shape of You” (12 weeks at number 1) is not even nominated but “24k Magic” (0 weeks at number 1) won Record of the Year. I can’t take the Grammys seriously like … forvever.
Djoko: I called the Bruno sweep like I called the Adele sweep last year!!! I OWN THIS BOARD!!!!
SONG OF THE YEAR: “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip
Rinolo Twenty-two: The “Single Ladies” scenario again. Congrats Bruno!
KaRol: As I predicted, Bruno. IMO this is one of the weakest SOTY winners in history.
BEST NEW ARTIST: Alessia Cara
Atypical: YASSSS ALESSIA CARA! Knew she would win! Slay!!!
OscarsSoWrong: I’ll take Alessia Cara – congrats! Good speech!!
PoweR: Alessia Cara giving a hipster speech at the end. Preferred SZA, but good for Alessia!
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
janbryan: Kesha or Gaga should have won!!!
BenitoDelicias: LOL at Ed Sheeran being so hurt over his lack of nominations. So embarrassing and ridiculous.
Rinolo Twenty-two: A man winning against four women. LMAO!
BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE: “Loyalty,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
Oscar Rodriguez: Kendrick has won all of his nominations, but I’m scared that, if he wins Rap Album, Jay-Z could upset in AOTY.
cnmem10: Haha, never bet against RiRi in Rap/Sung.
Chris Gavin: Happy for Kendrick/Rihanna but SZA would’ve been the most deserving winner.
BEST RAP ALBUM: “Damn,” Kendrick Lamar
Rinolo Twenty-two: Jay-Z is DONE.
LOVC: Very predictable winners so far…
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: “From A Room: Volume 1,” Chris Stapleton
cnmem10: Chris swept the country awards. Good for him.
BEST COMEDY ALBUM: “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Dave Chappelle
Atypical: Yay for Dave Chappelle!
M: [Presenter] Trevor Noah is lame … Taking a jab at Adele? Sit down!
Xtina: Get it, Dave Chappelle!