It’s a Monday and I am listening to Beck on Simfy Africa. I hear you ask me, “Why are you listening to Beck on a Monday?”
The answer is that he won some or other award last night in the Americas. Well, quite a prestigious award actually.
Bek David Campbell won Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The fact that I didn’t know that Beck was still making music seems to not exclude him from winning a Grammy. But AC/DC was there too, and when last have they done anything? Kim Kardashian was a Plus One, I guess, but at this rate it seems as if anyone can be at the Grammys.
Not only that, but it seems that anyone can win a Grammy award too. I must admit that I stopped counting at 25 different awards. Some are real, I guess, like “song of the year.” That I get. Someone writes a song, someone sings that song and then someone releases that song and it gets heard. Critics like it, the audience like it and it wins an award. Simple enough.
But then things start getting muddy.
There are also categories for best RAP song, best R&B song, best Rock song and so on until your finger gets tired of scrolling down the webpage. So you have all of these “best songs” but does the overall “BEST SONG” come from these finallists? NO. It’s a stand-alone award. So, in reality, the BEST ROCK song might well be the second best as a rock song won BEST SONG. See what I mean about muddy? In fact, Beck didn’t win an award for BEST ROCK song, Hayley Williams and Taylor York did. You know, those famous rockers!
Another thing that makes no sense at all is the different award for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. You can read the difference by following the link because I don’t care enough to do it, so please do it and see if you can explain it to me on the comments section below!
There are some awards I care even less about. They are listed below:
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy
Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Eve
Best Children’s Album
Neela Vaswani – I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)
As someone once said, “WTF!!!!”
Are the Grammys still relevant? Do we care? I don’t, but then again, I’m listening to Beck on Simfy Africa right now and it’s quite good.