The Grammys are considering adding an Afrobeats category, reports the Hollywood Reporter. They were looking at a wide range of artists, but will now look at a handful of them for the ceremony next spring.
We are in the final two weeks of the award season and it feels as though the Grammys are going to be the one awards show where we get to see stars in a nonjudging context. Some may have had their eyes on awards shows in the past, but I feel like this is the year of the Grammy Awards, where they will shine a spotlight on the diverse nature of the music world.
The nominations were released Sunday morning:
– Beyonce with 10
2 – Drake with 9
3 – Bruno Mars with 8
4 – Adele with 7
5 – OutKast with 6
6- Kendrick Lamar with 5
7- Kendrick Lamar with 4
8- J. Cole with 3
9- Childish Gambino with 2
10- Jay-Z with 1
The big award of note this week were the Grammys with Adele winning Album of the Year, Bruno Mars winning Record of the Year and J. Cole winning Record of the Year, as well as winning Album of the Year for his album KOD.
Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” was the most nominated single for the Grammy Awards, with 10 nominations including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. Bruno Mars was the most nominated artist with nine, the most for a male artist.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from Staples Center on February 15th.
We’ve seen some amazing artists make their way through this year’s nominations. I was particularly impressed with how Kendrick Lamar went from one of the faces of hip-hop, to becoming the clear frontrunner for Record of the Year. It was amazing to see how artists like Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Drake were recognized for their work. J. Cole also made his way back into the mix and made his way back into the spotlight, which is a good thing, as his second album was one of the better albums of 2014 with his hit album The Dreaming.
It’s still very early to make predictions, but I think it’s safe to say that