The much-awaited music awards, GRAMMY Awards will be held on January 31, 2021. The 63rd edition of the award event announced its full list of nominees on November 24, 2020, giving the internet a lot of delightful surprises and snubs. As you gear up to watch sparkling, awesome performances, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Trevor Noah will host Grammy Awards:
The South African comedian and beloved host of The Daily Show will be the one to host the Grammy Awards in 2021! The host himself was once nominated for a Grammy in 2019 for his comedy album, Son of Patricia. With his unrelenting wit, imitations, and impeccable comedic timing, the night is sure to be one wrapped with waves of laughter along with the music.
Justin Beiber claims he has been nominated in the wrong category:
Grammys announced their nominations on November 24 with Justin Beiber’s latest album, Changes, being classified as pop music. The actor took to Instagram to express his discontentment with a post stating, “I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me.” Beiber has received 4 nominations this year for Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.”
BTS landed their first Grammy nomination:
After taking over the world, BTS came out with their first-ever English language single this year, Dynamite! The song has scored the South Korean band their first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, competing with the likes of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber. This nomination has historically made RM, J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, V, Jungkook, and Suga the first South-Korean act to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
The Weeknd claimed the Grammys are corrupt:
A winner of three Grammy Awards in the past, The Weeknd delivered us with his hit single, Blinding Lights this year which has remained the longest-running song in the top 10 Billboard Hot 100 ever. Despite this multi-platinum single and his album, After Hours, the artist received zero nominations at the 63rd Grammy Awards. In a tweet on November 25, he expressed his anger stating, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” In another tweet the artist said he was set to perform at the event however he now believes that zero nominations mean he isn’t invited to the awards at all.
With no album release this year, Beyonce was nominated:
As women blazed the path with Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa receiving various nominations, Beyonce was also nominated for Record and Song of The Year without releasing a proper song this year. Her nomination was for Black Parade from the album Black is King in 2019. Her feature in Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage remix put her in the rap category nominations as well.
Women led the way in Rock categories:
At the 63rd Grammys, women artists led the way in the male-dominated category of rock music this year. Artists Fiona Apple, Brittany Howard, and Phoebes Bridgers are each up for three awards for Rock Song, Rock Performance, and Alternative Music Album.
(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)