I didnt get to see this live, as I need my beauty sleep, and this was on in the middle of the night. However when I awoke this morning, I did see the winners. I have a few issues with some of the winners it has to be said!!
Lets start at the beginning. Grammys were (as far as I am concerned) a way to single out the best people in the music industry. Those who stood out from the crowd- made a difference in music- the likes of MJ, Whitney, Lauren Hill and of course Bobby Brown.
Last night- I don’t feel that was the case. I don’t object to Beyonce winning 6 awards over all, you cannot turn on a radio without hearing her. Even Jay-Z, I am happy with that as I personally really liked his album.
Here's where it falls down for me- Eminem. Now there is a phrase some folks use here in the UK to describe 'disappointing rubbish' the phrase is 'pants'- and that’s exactly what the decision to give old ‘Emmas’ ANY award this year is.
I am not too sure what the reception was like for his record in The US but in the UK he may have clocked up 20, maybe 30 sales. It seems ridiculous that he would win that category to me. I have long since abandoned gutter rap music- unless I am cleaning the oven where it makes me work harder-random I know. He was up against Common, Flo- Rida (how has he changed music?) Cannot even spell for my money!) , Mos Def & Q-Tip. I have only heard bits of the other albums, and I am still fairly confident that Eminem’s was not the best.
DONT even get me started on the ‘Jackson kids’ accepting the lifetime achievement award on behalf of their Pop’s- I would need to start up a whole new blog to get all my feelings out about the Jackson thing!!
Have no idea who Taylor Swift is or what she sings and I am happy to remain ignorant on this one. I just know that she is the girl who got Kanye’ed at some awards ceremony last year.- Good enough for me.
Black Eyed Peas- mmmmmmmm. They have been everywherefor the past 2-3 years. Not sure whether or not I like them still- but I know the words to all their songs and my kids love them. I do know however that they continue to generate what my DH calls ‘catchy bull s*%t’. I suppose that the music has a good positive message, and there is not much of that these days (I am sounding old!)- which brings me right back to the Eminem thing!! ugggh
So below are some pics
Queen of the night, Picking up a record 6 awards.