Who dat? Who dat? Not I-G-G-Y!
There was a lot of tension leading up to the 57th annual Grammy Awards due to some controversial nominations that were looked down on by just about everybody, mainly because of one person:
Itchy Areola Iggy Azalea.
Hip-hop’s least-wanted white girl with a fake ass and fake accent was nominated for a host of awards including Record of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Rap Album and just about everybody was pissed about it. The first female to potentially win Best Rap Album after they dismissed Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj in the past? It was a Twitter bloodbath in the making – and thankfully we didn’t have to live through the massacre.
Let’s be real though, all Igloos aside, the Grammys haven’t always been very wise with their nominations. This is the awards show that completely snubbed “Blackout” and have the absolute nerve to nominate “All About That Bass” and “Shake It Off” for Song of the Year when “Toxic” was ignored back in ’05? Mess.
It’s no doubt the reason that we pay more attention to the performances and red carpet. Nonetheless, check out the list of winners below.
There’s good news and bad news. Want the good news first? Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and “Shake It Off” received no awards. Praise Godney! Now for the bad news…
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Morning Phase” – Beck
Twitter lost its mind when Prince didn’t say Beyoncé (blame “Superpower”) and nobody could believe it. Prince couldn’t believe it, you couldn’t believe it and neither could I. Luckily, Kanye West was on hand to intervene and he singlehandedly delivered the best moment of the night.
Iconic. Now for
Sam Smith the rest…
RECORD OF THE YEAR: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” – Sam Smith
BEST NEW ARTIST: Sam Smith
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: “Say Something” – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: “In The Lonely Hour” – Sam Smith
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM: “Cheek to Cheek” – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE: “Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
BEST R&B SONG: “Drunk In Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: “GIRL” – Pharrell Williams
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE: “i” – Kendrick Lamar
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION: “The Monster” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
BEST RAP SONG: “i” – Kendrick Lamar
BEST RAP ALBUM: “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” – Eminem
BEST DANCE RECORDING: “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
BEST ROCK SONG: “Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore
BEST ROCK ALBUM: “Morning Phase” – Beck
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL: Max Martin (yassss! King)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM (wtf?): “BEYONCÉ” by Beyoncé
Now, I thought about including the country awards but after the painfully boring performances I had to sit through for that genre – no.
Anyway, the real winner of the night was Madonna. If you missed the live debut of “Living For Love” (or just want to watch it over and over again like me) then you can check out all of the night’s performances here.