“Real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”
TRUUUUUUUUUUUU. When I tell you I’m sick – I’m sick to my stomach. Sick to my core. Sicki Minaj. But unsurprised. Actually, I’m almost positive I predicted the results of this year’s Grammy’s about 4 months ago. And you know what? I WAS RIGHT.
Because the formula literally never changes. They give all the smaller hip hop awards to the most radio-popular song and dust over music that really made people talk/think. I.e. Kendrick “Humble’s” consistent win over Jay-Z and “The Story of OJ”. But again, am I surprised? Of course not. I.e. Last year’s winners.
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over “Freedom” with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over Kanye’s “Famous” AND “Ultra Light Beam”
Chance’s “The Coloring Book” over Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” (okay, this one’s a little more biased, but you get the point)
Now once you get to the big awards, you’d assume this song wins right? At least once? NOPE.
2014’s Song of the Year “Royals” by Lorde
2015’s Song of the Year “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith
2016’s Song of the Year “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
2017’s Song of the Year “Hello” by Adele
Soooo as you can see, the major awards at the Grammy’s are always won by mediocre *whispers* white people. Well okay, mediocre is a stretch. But white people with over-played songs nonetheless. And with that, I was able to predict the 2018 Song of the Year winner: Bruno with “That’s What I Like.”
Now is he white? No
And is he average? By no standards.
BUT as a virtually meaningless radio song, OF COURSE, it would win over competition like “4:44” and for the album of the year (which Bruno also won) “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino, “4:44” by Jay-Z, and “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar.
So will I ever watch the Grammy’s again? Probably not. But will I be predicting winners for cold hard cash. Probably. (Probably not – isn’t that illegal).
With that trillists, I bid you adieu. AND STOP WATCHING THE GRAMMY’S!
In Peace & Power,
Netflix n Trill
*Disclaimer: all of this is purely my own opinion. Offended? Unhappy? Please see our complaints drop-off (there is none)*