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We did it, everyone! This year's Grammy Awards television came out with a three-hour mark by part of the controversies, but also had a fun winners, memorable shows and a GIF that was sure to endure for a little while life in the world is extinguished. Here are 10 takeaways from the 2019 & # 39; s overstuffed and idiosyncratic Grammy Awards.
1) They shared awards around, goodness. This is not one of the years in which, say, Adele or Bruno Mars took home award after the award, leaving fans of others fail. Of course, Kacey Musgraves won four Grammys, two of which were announced on television – Year and Best Country Album albums – and Childish Gambino's "This Is America" avoiding Grammys in hip-hop in major categories, winning both Song and Year List. But on the other hand, television categories jump up a bit, with awards given to Cardi B, Drake, Dua Lipa, H.E.R. and Born of a Star star-star Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
2) Alicia Key re-identified the role of the awards-show host. Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner, are not a comedian and have not tried. But he was a fond of friendship and charm, as well as an outstanding singer and a beloved partner of many people in the room. So he leaned over there, performing a song of other songs where the last year's host, James Corden, was filled with time on a skit.
3) Grammys have worked hard to recover past gaffes. The president of the Recording Academy and CEO Neil Portnow said that after last year made a slate of most of the men who won, women needed to "stand" to compete with the business of music. In addition to the major awards for Musgraves, Gaga, HER, Cardi B and Two Lipa – which requires Portnow to have his Best New Artist receiving speech by saying, "I guess this year we really stepped up" – mostly in the unforgettable night shows came from women
4) The shows seem particularly strong this year. Musgraves made the "Rainbow" ballad with soft grace to match his natural charisma, while Brandi Carlile (who won three awards early in the evening but was out of television) was positively overthrown "The Joke." H.E.R. winning new fans in his performance of "Hard Place," Two Lipa and St. Vincent is a likely but lively couple while playing one of the songs, Chloe x Halle has served as a left-field knockout specializing in gorgeous vocal harmonies, Cardi B has made "Money" an elaborately staged show-stopper, and Camila Cabello opened the night by leading an all-star cast of major players in Latin music, including J Balvin and a mustachioed Ricky Martin.
5) An eternal GIF was born. Diana Ross is not up for any awards tonight – and there is only one Grammy in her name, an Lifetime Achievement Award from 2012 – but she took her spotlight with great joy. Her lovely 9-year-old granddaughter introduced, Ross made a medley of some hits (opening with "Best Year of My Life") before standing over a literal pedestal, red dress flowing, and saying, "Happy birthday to meeeeeee!" Her 75th birthday is not until March 26. You accept it: You're planning to tweet GIF next time in 44 days of your own birthday.
6) An abridged guide to related Grammy-related, 2019 editions. Greta Van Fleet, a rock band known for his incredible sonic similarities to Led Zeppelin, won the Best Rock Album – a.k.a. Another Grammy than Led Zeppelin has ever received during its existence. Rapper 21 Savage, currently rescinded to immigration charges, has been scheduled to perform until recently – and has never been mentioned extensively on television, when Childish Gambino, Ludwig Göransson, knows best in a speech acceptance. Motown's recognition is based on dance-pop star Jennifer Lopez, who … a unique choice for that responsibility. Ariana Grande is scheduled to perform until very recently recently, when a dispute over Grammys producers was publicized; He also tweeted (and then deleted) his dissatisfaction with his former partner, late Mac Miller, lost the Best Rap Album in Cardi B. And finally, Drake – who wanted also Grammy for Best Rap Song (for "God's Plan") by minimizing the importance of Grammys; in a small poor optics, his speech is endlessly cut by producers.
7) Speaking of bad optics … Nearly three hours on a television that releases speeches suddenly by some of the biggest winners, the Grammys have still had time for a lengthy honor Portnow, jumping this summer. Regardless of his contributions to the Academy Recording and the music industry, no one ever watched the Grammys for Neil Portnow, whose recognition at least felt one for Aretha Franklin.  8) Many shows felt like the Super Bowl halftime show from a superior alternative universe. Janelle Monáe placed a short but powerful mini-extravaganza, complete with a pants cameo from the video for "PYNK," while Dolly Parton was leading a show-stopping medley featuring by fellow stars Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Little Big Town. In the event that Super Bowls take notes after a loud response to Maroon 5 earlier this month …
9) Good night playing Tiny Desk. If you win waivers, a Tiny Desk veteran race won Grammys Sunday, with Kacey Musgraves, HER, Brandi Carlile, St. Vincent, Daniel Caesar, Leon Bridges and PJ Morton (tied to one for Best Traditional R & B Performance), Anderson .Paak, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Punch Brothers, Dave Chappelle, Terence Blanchard, "Weird Al "Yankovic, Kronos Quartet and the cast of The Band's Visit on Broadway. The Tiny Desk Contest winner won the Fantastic Negrito second Grammy and even cautiously shouted at Tiny Desk in his response to reception. Like rabbit holes, you can make the worse where this verse leads.
10) Thinking for next year. In all Grammy controversies to stay annually, one of the least discussed is the way nominees for the selected largest categories of awards. Importantly, a panel conducts a list of the highest votes-decreasing to eight (or, in the years before this one, five) nominees. But they did not choose the eight leading vote-getter; they really choose which nominees they want to see. Or, more than that point, they exit nominations that may be bad, or dumb, or not experienced by Grammys.
Last year, it meant Ed Sheeran – a best seller whose "Shape of You" song was one of the biggest hits in recent years – has been shut out by all the major category, maybe to prevent him from repeatedly residing with Kendrick Lamar. (Instead, Bruno Mars made the awards.) This year, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift were closed to all major categories, suggesting that the Recording Academy looked at the possibility of winning them as potential shame. In fact, in the category of Best Pop Vocal Album – where Grande lost Swift, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes and Pink – none of the nominees broke down to get one of the eight albums of the Year Nomination.  Which, finally, raises a question: What, exactly, are the Grammys afraid of it? The Grande is a very acclaimed young star whose Sweetener is a hit with critics as well as fans; he is, in fact, just winning Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Swift, for his part, was nominated for 32 Grammys and won 10. Whatever you can think of his album's reputation its exclusion from major Grammys categories will stand up – especially when considering you know the Grammy committee has no qualms about the nomination, say, Post Malone for Album and Record of the Year. At some point soon, people running on Grammys have to answer some questions about what, exactly, is embarrassing about pop music.