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    ELIAS ⚡️
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    I am creating a video regarding should the Grammys be reformed.

     

    As you guys know, the Grammys have been lacking in the presentation of awards, nominations, winners, and categories. How should they be fixed to represent this new growing landscape of trap and streaming? I am going to bring up a couple of topics and I would like to have a nuanced discussion:

     

    -the sexism towards women behind the scenes and within categories

    -Having a Progressive R&B/Urban Contemporary Album

    -Having an Alternative Album

    -the racism with Black artists in pop

    -the lack of awards presented in the main-telecast

    -not having a pop song category

    -Having a Best New Artist in general

    -not having any rap songs in SOTY that do not just speak on police brutality/racial injustice

    -the same winners in ROTY and SOTY

    -only the ROTY and SOTY winners are top 10 hits

    -No Urban Artist has won AOTY since Outkast in 2004

    -the Grammys lack of attention to underground artists

    -the Grammys are a popularity contest with highest charting songs or albums

    Albums of the Year:

    After Hours~The Weeknd
    Fetch the Bolt Cutters~Fiona Apple
    RTJ4~Run the Jewels
    What’s Your Pleasure~Jessie Ware
    The Slow Rush~Tame Impala
    Circles~Mac Miller
    folklore~Taylor Swift
    How I Am Feeling Now~Charli XCX
    SAWAYAMA~Rina Sawayama
    The GOAT-Polo G
    Women in Music Volume Part III-HAIM
    Lianne La Havas~Lianne La Havas
    YHLQMDLG~Bad Bunny
    Punisher~Phoebe Bridgers
    The Strokes~The New Abnormal
    græ~Moses Sumney
    2017-2019~A.A.L.
    Ungodly Hour~Chloe x Halle
    ALIAS~Shygirl

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    Jellyᴮᴱ
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    Diversity in general, always a good one.

    But also, the need for songs/albums to be in english. Rosalia from last year would be a good one to talk about. El mal querer missed AOTY but should have been nominated. And depending on when you do this video, albums like YHLQMDLG & MOS7 possibly missing could also go towards that point.

    The grammy’s creation of “filler” categories where there can never be any growth. Take the latin ones for example (this interweaves with lack of representation in SOTY, ROTY, AOTY, etc).

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    "How U Doin'"
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    Honey, the Grammys need more diversity in its voting membership.  It’s time to get rid of the old white voter dudes.  No shade!

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    Victor
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    Make the Music Video category a big one, music videos are a huge part of this industry and the Grammys always puts the category as a filler.

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    TobiasBuck
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    They should be more neutral towards everyone nominated at their show. It always feels like the show is about the superstars in the audience, but everyone starts from nothing and not everyone can be or want to be a massive superstar. Alicia Keys performed a song and she only mentioned the biggest artists nominated, that was a little disrespectful. At the Novel prize ceremony, everyone is respected equally, everyone gets the same attention/time no matter how famous your face is.

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    Monsoon 🌊
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    The GRAMMYS should structure more comprehensive eligibility rules in the BNA category.

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    folklorevoodoo
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    I think the Grammys should televise all the pop categories again

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    ELIAS ⚡️
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    Thank you guys so much!!!!

    Albums of the Year:

    After Hours~The Weeknd
    Fetch the Bolt Cutters~Fiona Apple
    RTJ4~Run the Jewels
    What’s Your Pleasure~Jessie Ware
    The Slow Rush~Tame Impala
    Circles~Mac Miller
    folklore~Taylor Swift
    How I Am Feeling Now~Charli XCX
    SAWAYAMA~Rina Sawayama
    The GOAT-Polo G
    Women in Music Volume Part III-HAIM
    Lianne La Havas~Lianne La Havas
    YHLQMDLG~Bad Bunny
    Punisher~Phoebe Bridgers
    The Strokes~The New Abnormal
    græ~Moses Sumney
    2017-2019~A.A.L.
    Ungodly Hour~Chloe x Halle
    ALIAS~Shygirl

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    As someone on here already said, get rid of the best new artist category and just have it be breakthrough artist.

     

    Stop putting black artists in the R&B category when they’re clearly doing pop music.

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    They should be less ageist, especially in the pop categories.

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    I love it, I love it, I love it, but I also have my problems with it.

    Nicole Kidman is amazing in Moulin Rouge!

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    They should get rid of useless performance and segments on the main show. That could save up to 1 hour that’s definitely useful for presenting much more awards.

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    The most important thing that should change is: voters should vote for what they think is BETTER and not more popular/hyped. That includes the nominations. Don’t come at me saying that’s impossible: for the most part, the Emmys and the Oscars are more influenced by critics than popularity. On the Grammys, it’s the opposite. If you have a critically acclaimed song/album and a huge hit, it’s the huge hit that prevails even when it’s clearly not good. And when something different happens, it’s just because it was the safe option(Golden Hour, Morning Phase, The Suburbs).

    If voters were less basic, they could get rid of the panels and comittees that sometimes are extremely unfair and clearly set someone up for an easy win(example: R&B panel snubbing Janelle altogether in 2019).

    I disagree about BNA. I think it’s a great honor to win that award and the problem is with the voters’ criteria(most of the time voting for the most popular act so far and not the one who looks more promising, like Macklemore beating Kendrick/Ed Sheeran just because he had a bigger year; or Meghan Trainor winning when it was kinda obvious she wasn’t going to have a career), not the category itself. And the way they keep bending the rules to allow someone or block someone else is rigged af, but that happens even in AOTY, they just don’t use “eligibility rules” as an excuse.

    The excessive pandering to some artists(Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele) is another problem that should be acknowleged, it doesn’t look good at all. Judge the work of art, not the person behind it.

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    They should be less ageist, especially in the pop categories.

    They have traditional pop for the elders.

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    There really isn’t any way to “fix” of the Grammy issues. Art is highly subjective. And award shows will always have elements of bias and politics and weird voting systems, especially the Grammys. As far as big picture changes, they really need to work on getting at least 40% of voters to be non white males. They also need to quickly re-vamp this BRP stuff. The general top 4-5 popular vote-getters need to be automatically in. While the panel should decide the other 3-4 nominees.

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    The telecast should really cut down on the weird cross-genre teamup performances. Some have worked brilliantly, while many others came across as extremely awkward. Cutting down on those could allow more big categories in the rock and country field in particular to be presented on air instead of being mostly relegated to the creative arts ceremony. I get that the Grammys is supposed to be basically a giant concert with a few awards sprinkled in between, but that doesn’t mean you should cram in as many performances as you possibly can. Sometimes less is more. The Tony Awards should also take that into consideration, as they sometimes allow older musicals to perform again or allow musicals that got little to zero nominations to perform, which in my opinion, are unnecessary.

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