The Grammy awards are always a source of controversy. From the nominations, to the ceremony and the winners, there is always some scandalous event. So here at The Edge we’ve decided to do our list of who we think missed out at the awards ceremony. Disclaimer: we don’t really hate Macklemore.
Record of the Year
Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories won this award. But what about Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city? The nominees for Record of the Year were truly bizarre, with Taylor Swift’s Red and Sara Bareilles The Blessed Unrest included. Out of the shoddy list put forward, Lamar probably should have beaten Daft Punk, but there are many albums like Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City that should have been included in the Record of the year nominees.
Another win for Macklemore, but with Yeezus (Kanye West), Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (Kendrick Lamar) and Nothing Was the Same (Drake) being listed in the nominations… it wasn’t Macklemore’s award. Even he agreed, texting Kendrick Lamar after the awards show saying ‘You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have’.
Best Pop Vocal Album
Bruno Mars won this award with his second studio album Unorthodox Jukebox. Also up for this award was Lorde’s Pure Heroine and Lana Del Rey’s Paradise which were extraordinary albums; I’m not entirely sure how Bruno managed to win this award, as I think every other album in the nomination list was stronger.
Best Rap Performance
Macklemore had quite the night at the Grammys winning four awards, but if you look at the rest of the nominees, ‘Thrift Shop’ was certainly not the best track to win Best Rap Performance. ‘Started from the Bottom’ and ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ would both have made far better winners.
Best Music Video
‘Suit & Tie’ by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z won the award for best music video, and although it is beautifully shot, it is not the best video out in the past 12 months. ‘Mirrors’, again by JT, didn’t even get a nod, when it is a far stronger and emotive video than ‘Suit & Tie’. ‘Safe and Sound’ by the Capital Cities had a far more interesting, if slightly bizarre, music video.