Attention-Grabbing Grammy’s

Students discuss who they want to see grab the golden trophy

It is that time of year again, where the annual Grammy awards roll around. When nominees are presented, the votes pour in, and the people decide the ultimate fate of an artist’s career.

The 60th Grammy awards were aired on January 28. Although many awards were handed out, not everyone agreed with the winners.

The first of five categories was the highly anticipated “Album of the Year.” The nominees included Childish Gambino’s Awaken My Love!, Jay-Z’s 4:44, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Lorde’s Melodrama, and finally Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic.

Sophomore Caitlin Nibecker and freshman Karley Mills were pleased that Mars received the winning vote.

“We are so glad that 24K Magic by Bruno Mars won because he is such a great singer and this album is fun to listen to with all your friends and brings up the mood altogether,” Nibecker and Mills said.

However, sophomore Caroline Babish disagreed with the win. She thought the award should’ve been given to Lorde.

“Melodrama should’ve won because it was a really beautiful album to listen to,” said Babish.

The next category was “Song of the Year.” The nominees were “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “4:44” by Jay-Z, “Issues” by Julia Michaels, “1-800-273-8255” by Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid and finally “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.

Senior Ryan Connell strongly believed that Logic’s hit single off his 2017 album Everybody, “1-800-273-8255” should’ve won the iconic title.

“I think ‘1-800’ should’ve won the award because the song spreads the message of suicide prevention and strengthens the voice to those who need it,” said Connell.

Sophomore Valencia Glittone agreed with Connell.

“This song deserved the Grammy because it gives power to those whose voices are not heard when it comes to the issue of suicide,” Glittone said.

The third category was “Best New Artist.” The nominees were Khalid, SZA, Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara and Lil Uzi Vert.

Senior Nathan Pullen believed that the 18-year-old Texan deserved the Grammy.

“Khalid should’ve won because his album is a story of emotions and it sticks the messages with people,” said Pullen.

The fourth category was for the fans of modern rap music, “Best Rap Performance.” The nominees were “Bounce Back” by Big Sean, “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, “4:44” by Jay-Z, “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar, “Bad and Boujee” by Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert.

“I definitely think ‘Bad and Boujee’ should’ve won because the song is a great way to get in the mood for a fun time with your friends,” said senior Jacob Connell.

The final category was for “Best Country Solo Performance.” The last of the nominees were “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt, “Losing You” by Alison Krauss, “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert, “I Could Use A Love Song” by Maren Morris and finally “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton.

Caroline Babish believed that 27-year-old Texas grown Country singer should win the award. “Maren Morris should totally win the Grammy for “Best Country Solo Performance”’ said Babish. Chris Stapleton ended up with the gold, capping off the night!