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And the show goes on



Sarah Taryam, Arts Editor

It has been a little over a year since the global pandemic began. With most entertainment awards being cancelled or postponed, the 63rd Grammy Awards went ahead on Sunday after being delayed from the beginning of the year. We take a look at music’s most famous and eccentric night which was hosted by the “Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah.

Although Beyonce, the queen of live performances, did not sing she also didn’t go home empty handed. The star won her 28th Grammy of her music career making her the female with the most Grammy awards of all time. She overtook bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Someone else who also broke a record on Sunday was Taylor Swift. The extremely popular singer  became the first ever woman to win Album of the Year three times. The star was `awarded for her lockdown album “Folklore” — after previously winning with “Fearless” in 2010 and the pop opus “1989” in 2016.

The show kicked off with three back-to-back performances from Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Haim who performed on a circle of stages. Days before all of these artists enjoyed their time at the Grammys The Weeknd, after failing to receive even one nomination, released a statement saying he would not submit his music to the Grammys because of the “secret committees.”

We are assuming he means the committees that nominate and vote for an artist to have a spot on the award show. He was not the only one who was not happy. Canadian singer Justin Bieber did not go either. They should take a look at the issues and listen to the complaints from the singer. They cannot afford to make mistakes especially after COVID-19.

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