The Biggest Night in Music is back on Sunday. The 63rd Grammy Awards were originally going to be held back in January but due to COVID-19, they decided to postpone until this Sunday at 5pm. Now I don’t know about you but other than the Golden Globes, where celebs can get sloshed and make some unreal acceptance speeches, this is my favourite award show. There is something about having the most talented musicians in a room together and of course seeing Taylor Swift in the audience is always a plus.
From when I was around thirteen to until seventeen, I was a much more “hard-core Swiftie.” I basically dedicated my life to Taylor and she was all I talked about. Not that I don’t love her as much now, I just have other hobbies and school that takes priority. But anyways, I would make my whole family sit down and watch the Grammy’s and when Taylor came on the screen, oh my god, I would freak out. I also had a lot of rules for award show nights. 1) No talking while Taylor is performing. 2) No criticism towards Taylor, EVER! 3) If Taylor didn’t win an award, we all MUST be upset and throw a fit. Number three caused a lot of problems because I was very moody if Swift was to ever lose and my mom would yell at me, “not all our lives revolve around Taylor Swift!!!” After a while, my parents decided they would no longer have “Taylor Time” with me and we would watch separately. I think this year, I’ve calmed down slightly and maybe we can regroup all together this year.
I do have to say, 2014 was the worst year. When they announced Album Of The Year, Taylor Swift was up for Red and Daft Punk was up for Random Access Memories. The announcer said “And the grammy goes to: Rrrrrrandom Acess memories, Daft Punk.” The “R” was drawn out so Taylor and her team thought Red won for a second. It was heartbreaking and I still believe Red deserved that Grammy and I could go on about that for hours.
This year the Awards will be a little different. The only audience will be the nominees and performers themselves all distanced apart. “Every 45 minutes, a new four groups come in and the previous four go out, “ Executive Producer, Ben Winston to Variety.
There are also a number of performances which will be pre recorded but Winston says, “You’re going to have to work out on the night what is and what isn’t live.” But every performance is taking place at the convention centre despite being pre-recorded or not. They are doing this in order to make it feel less of a disconnect and more of celebrating the Grammy’s and making everyone come together to make the show.
The Grammy’s will also be honouring music venues, by having many of the awards actually be handed out by people working the show- bartenders, door people and security.
Record Of The Year includes Beyoncé’s Black Parade, Black Pumas and Colors, DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch with Rockstar, Doja Cat and Say So, Everything I Wanted from Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now, Circles from Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé with Savage. Due Lipa is predicted to take home this award.
The nominees for Album Of The Year are Post Malone with Hollywood’s Bleeding, Jhené Aiko for Chilombo, Black Pumas and their self titled album, Everyday Life from Coldplay, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, Jacob Collier’s Vol. 3, Haim’s Women In Music Pt. III and the predicted winner of the category and allegedly the fourth sister of Haim, Taylor Swift with Folklore.
Song Of The Year, rewards all the hard work behind the writers. The Noms are: Black Parade, The Box, Cardigan, Circles, Don’t Start Now, I Can’t Breathe and If The World Was Ending. Due Lipa’s Don’t Start Now is predicted to take the W.
Performances at this years awards include Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Billie Eilish, miranda Lambert, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift.
Get your wine and take-out ready to watch your favourite musicians in their stunning red carpet looks while you’re on the couch in your pyjamas. Don’t feel bad about yourself, just say you were planning on being in the audience this year but there is no way of that happening now.