Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammy Awards Lose the Remaining Credibility They Had

With Beyonce winning more Grammys in one night than any other female artist in history, the awards have finally lost whatever remaining credibility they had. RIP Grammys.

Consider the women who Beyonce has bested. They include: Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Sade, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, and Chaka Khan. Pity.

PS: This is not entirely the fault of the Grammys. It is also a reflection of the absolutely bankrupt state of the contemporary pop/r&b music scene.

Update: Apparently, in one night, Beyonce won the same amount of Grammys that Whitney Houston has won in her entire career, and she topped Mariah Carey's five.

4 comments:

liberal dissent said...

Did the Grammys ever have any credibility to begin with?

It's just an award. People will still be listening to Aretha in 50 years; they won't be listening to Beyonce.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

LD: Once upon a time...I believe the Grammys had credibility. In the last decade+ the award has become strictly commercial (and unfortunately, commercial music has become completely empty). If you look at the women artists tied for 5 Grammys (right under Beyonce), most of them came out in the last few years (which I think proves my point).

Seth M. Ward said...

Um....is this a blog about pop culture or law.......I'm just asking.....you know.....

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Seth: It's about "law, politics and justice," but as the author, I occassionally toss in commentary on sports and culture.

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