Grammy Take Outs: Some Bits That Caught Our Eyes
Known as the biggest night in the music industry, 61st Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2019 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Well, it is true that no show completes without any controversies and surely marred by high-profile celebs. Grammy is no more different than this. Many rap celebrities didn’t attend the function because of the Grammy’s ignorant history for rap music.
With all these controversies revolving around, winner of Best Rap Song Drake gave a motivational speech to encourage musicians to work on their craft in spite of of recognition. He said, “All my peers that make music from their heart, that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport.” He added “So it’s not the NBA, where at the end of the year, you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games.”
“The point is, you’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown,” he continued. “Look, look, if there are people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this [award] right here. I promise you, you already won.”
Also Lady Gaga highlights mental health issues in her emotional Grammy acceptance speech where she said, "If I don't get another chance to say this, I just want to say I'm so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They're so important”. "A lot of artists deal with that. And we gotta take care of each other. So if you see somebody that's hurting, don't look away. And if you're hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you."
Alicia Keys, 15 – time Grammy winner, hosted the ceremony for the first time.
Here’s the winner list of Grammy 2019.
Album Of The Year — Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Record Of The Year — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino
Best New Artist — Dua Lipa
Best Rap Album — Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B
Best Rap Song — “God’s Plan,” Drake
Song Of The Year — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical — Pharrell Williams