By: Megan Mobley
Many artists attended the Grammys February 10th this year. For those of you who don’t really know what the Grammy’s are, they are a place for musicians to get together and receive the awards that they may or may not deserve. There are many awards but not everybody received one. Many musicians went home to celebrate while others went home and loathed those who received the thing they wanted most, at least for that night.
The new band Fun won Best New Artist of the Year while their song, “We Are Young” won Song of the Year. Skrillex won Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for, “Bangarang”. “Lonely Boy” from The Black Keys won Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Carrie Underwood won Best Country Solo Performance for her song, “Blown Away”.
Gotye won Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song that seems to always be playing on the radio, “Somebody That I Used To Know. He had been running against people such as Fun, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys. Mumford and Sons won Album of the Year for “Babel”. Some of the songs we know from that album are, “Babel, “Lovers’ Eyes”, “Ghosts That We Knew”, and “I Will Wait”.
Although everybody seems to know Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, “Call Me Maybe”, she did not win Best Pop Solo Performance. Adele won that award for her song, “Set Fire To The Rain”. Kelly Clarkson won Best Pop Vocal Album for “Stronger”. They don’t just celebrate the popular pop music that most teens listen to. They also celebrated classical music, opera music, instrumental, other types of music that aren’t usually known. Poèmes won for Best Classical Vocal Solo. Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola won for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
There were many winners this year and whether we agree with who won what doesn’t matter. They have already won and there is nothing we can do about it, so we should just be happy with it and await next year. There are bound to be people who we feel shouldn’t win again. That’s just how it seems to play out.