The 64th Annual Grammys held on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for once seemed like a far-fetched ceremony, with its date being stretched all the way from January to finally April. But gladly, there were events that took place during the awards show that made this year’s installment more glorious than the past years. Firstly, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s video message elaborating about the state of his country amidst the war with Russia, then Lady Gaga’s solo debut to Tony Benett, who wasn’t able to make it to the show owing to his health issues, her performance left no eyes dry. Here’s taking a look at the biggest oh wow and oh no moments of the show.
1. Silk Sonic bagging ‘Song of the year’
Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak gave us what the next-gen can proudly call ‘cult classic’ with Leave the door open, one of the grooviest 70s tracks of 2021. The duo bagged the title opposite two of the gen z singers, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.
2. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
Cardi and Megan are known for spitting fire when they rap, making them cult favorite and their songs top all charts. But in an unprecedented twist, both the rapsters lost to Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar for the best rap performances. Rap has always been a male-dominated industry and it would have been great to see these two powerful ladies take the legacy on, especially after Drake withdrew his nomination for “Way 2 Sexy”. Nonetheless, it isn’t surprising at all to see the recording studio disappoint fans.
3. Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech
The show began with an unexpected bang, a much-needed one, with the Russian- Ukraine war still seeing no end, it was indeed a great initiative by the recording studio to give the Ukrainian president a chance to explain the plight of his country amidst the war with Russia.
4. BTS loses it yet another time
If you’re an ARMY, we bet this must have felt almost like a personal attack! Last year when the band that rules the world was nominated for the first-ever time for their song “Dynamite”, fans all over the globe anticipated their win but alas the group couldn’t make it. This year again, with their superhit track “Butter” on the nominations list, ARMYs had some hope left with the recording studio but got their hearts broken instead.
5. Billie Eilish returns empty hands
With her sweeping almost 4 awards in 2020, it was definitely a shocker to see the 20-year-old leave the Graden Arena stadium without any awards. Even the young pop star Olivia Rodrigo bagged 3 awards, but despite delivering the hit track “Happier than ever”, Billie left empty hands leaving the entire fandom dejected.