Grammys 2019, the Talking Points

by native, Feb 11, 2019

As always, the ceremony was a roller coaster ride of wacky outfits, emotional speeches and overwhelming egos

Drake, interrupted

The Drake x Grammys beef continued this year after the rapper was cut off mid-speech whilst picking up the award for Best Rap Song. Awkward. Centering his speech around telling artists they don't need to win awards to be considered winners, apparently Drake's mic was cut off without the classic "wrap it up" music kicking in after making suggestive comments about the way the winners are decided.

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21 Savage

The rapper's absence definitely loomed over the ceremony, emphasised by Ludwig Göransson's comment when picking up Childish Gambino's Record Of The Year Award on his behalf who said, "21 Savage, you should be here tonight".

BTS

The unstoppable force K-Pop force made history yet again last night by becoming the first Korean artists to set foot on stage at the Grammys when presenting the award for Best R&B Album, with leader RM sending a message out to fans: "We'll be back."

Plus, Twitter couldn't handle the band dancing to Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'

Women and the Grammys

After Grammys CEO Neil Portnow found himself in hot water for suggesting that women needed to "step up" to win more awards after some extremely unbalanced results, women dominated multiple categories this year with the likes of Emily Lazer becoming the first female master engineer to pick up an award, Dua Lipa picking up best new artist and Cardi B becoming the first female solo artist to pick up Best Rap Album.

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