Hardcore music fans have always held the Grammy Awards in contempt, saying that the organization is out of touch and therefore irrelevant. Critics point to 1989 when Jethro Tull won in the Heavy Metal Category over Metallica, Iggy Pop, and Jane’s Addiction. Hysterical.
We can also go back to 1981 when Christopher Cross’ super-sappy debut record beat out Pink Floyd’s The Wall for Album of the Year.
There are plenty of other examples where the Grammys totally messed up. It’s embarrassing, really.
YouTube would like to help. The company has gone through some of the nominees and pointed out who should win based on nothing more than the number of views received by their music videos.
- Song of the Year: Billie Eilish, Bad Guy
- Record of the Year: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
- Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
- Best Music Video: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Ariana Grane, 7 Rings
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
- Best Rap Performance: Offset feat. Cardi B, Clout
- Best Rap/Sung Performance: Lil Baby & Gunna, Drip Too Hard
- Best Rap Song, 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, A Lot
- Best R&B Performance: H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller, Could’ve Been
- Traditional R&B Performance, India.Arie, Steady Love
- Best R&B Song: Chris Brown feat. Drake, No Guidance
- Best Rock Performance: Gary Clark Jr, This Land
- Best Rock Song: Tool, Fear Inoculum
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