Michael Boland, DePaul University
After a series of delays and controversial nominations, ‘music’s biggest night’ went on, with big wins for industry staples and newcomers alike.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
The American singer-songwriter’s honest and intimate music is exactly what indie-folk rock needs, even if the Grammys failed to recognize this.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
The 2015 hip-hop concept album has a renewed importance because of its social and political commentary on racial inequality, institutional discrimination and African American culture.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
If you’re into electronic dance music, you know artists like Calvin Harris and Flume. But do you know the names of the vocalists featured in their songs?
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
The pop star’s presence was inescapable.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Did your favorites make the cut?
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
The four major categories will now have eight nominations instead of the usual five.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
‘Call Me By Your Name’ is bringing the topic of sexuality to the film industry in a new, beautiful way.
Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards fell flat this year in addressing the issues of gender inequality and sexual violence that are plaguing the nation.
Dominique Bander, Loyola University Maryland
Just like black ensembles at the Golden Globes, celebrities donned white roses at the 2018 Grammys to show that the music industry was confronting its demons.
Alex Johnson, New York University
Though Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Bruno Mars took home a slew of high honors, critics claim that the Grammys snubbed female artists.
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