The Grammys 2019
The world eagerly awaits the 61st edition of the Grammy Awards to be broadcast by CBS from Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10 next year. Currently, the Grammys has made a major defensive move; it expanded the nominations in top categories from five to eight. This additional choice may end up splitting the votes in those main categories
Rap led the Grammy nominations for the second year running. Kendrick Lamar had the most nominations, with eight nods recognizing his work for the “Black Panther” and his hit song “All the Stars” with SZA. Our Scorpio king “Drake” followed suit with seven nominations. Right behind them is a handful of women who made their way to the top categories after years of being snubbed, many of them being newcomers to this particular party. With five nominations on her side, no one can contend with the fact that it has been an amazing year for Cardi. Musical acts like “Brandi Carlile” who most of us didn’t know up until now got herself six nominations and “H.E.R” slipped out from the shadow with five major nominations on her side.
It is obvious that “the Grammys” is a big deal even here in Nigeria. Some major Musical acts in Nigeria such as King Sunny Ade, Wizkid and so on have been nominated over the years in the Grammys.
There are many artists that have put in major work into their musical pursuits here in Nigeria, and we believe that the likes of LadiPoe, Odunsi the Engine, and so many others may someday get a Grammy.