The 60th annual Grammy awards took place this past Sunday.
The three-hour long show included 19 performances ranging from Bruno Mars and Cardi B to Elton John and Miley Cyrus, while also celebrating those who were nominated in the 84 various categories.
The show opened with a politically charged performance from rapper Kendrick Lamar and ended with an inspiring suicide-awareness performance from rapper Logic and singers Khalid and Alessia Cara.
Speaking of Cara, she was the only individual winner of the night that was female. Rihanna also technically received one for her feature in Lamar’s song “LOYALTY,” but the lack of diversity caused a lot of speculation. The biggest “snub,” according to Twitter, was that Ed Sheeran won for Best Pop Performance for the song “Shape of You,” beating out Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons,” Kesha’s “Praying,” and Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life.”
“I didn’t think anything could unite the country until I observed Twitter after Ed Sheeran winning that Grammy,” Charlotte Clymer, Twitter user, said.
Another wide scale criticism is for “Song of the Year.” Not only did Bruno Mars take it with his song “That’s What I Like,” but he also went on to swipe Album and Record of the Year for “24k Magic.” Jay-Z was nominated for eight awards, including this award for “4:44,” and Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” was a fan favorite because of its subject matter.
“One thing I still can’t get over is how Bruno Mars won the Grammy for Song of the Year over Logic. ‘1-800’ is such a strong and emotional song, and it should’ve won,” Nicole Cornett, Twitter user, said.
Altogether, the show had mixed reactions, most of them either being negative or neutral. The Grammys is a program that no matter how biased and wild it gets, people will still watch and more than likely either be extremely disappointed or extremely happy every single time.