The Grammy Awards announced the biggest changes in 28 years. Five categories have been added to the party and some rules have been modified. This occurs in response to severe criticism from musicians.
For example, Recording Academy, as the organization behind the Grammys is called, adds a category for best song about social change. Nominated lyrics in this category should be about social issues and ensure mutual understanding, respect and empathy. The award is not presented every year and will be voted on by a special committee.
A category will also be added for writers who do not sing or produce themselves. Candidates in this category must have written at least five songs and can only be credited as a writer or co-writer. Artists like Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran, who write, produce, and sing themselves, stand no chance of winning this award.
Other awards include Best Spoken Word Album, Game Soundtrack, and Other Interactive Media.
Changes took years, writes paintingBut it comes at a time when the Grammy Awards are under regular criticism. Many musicians, like Drake, have said they don’t want to run anymore because the Grammy Awards aren’t diverse enough.
This was also answered in a way: One of the new awards goes to Best Americana Song. This musical style stems from country, folk, bluegrass, blues, and R&B. There is also a limit to the number of songs a single artist may submit for nomination and the voting process has been considered. It remains to be seen if the changes are enough for critics.
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