62nd Grammy Awards shocks audience

Haven Stevens, Staff Writer

This year’s 62nd annual Grammy Award ceremony occurred on Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the awards that were given shocked the audience. Who truly deserved the awards that were handed out? Who won the most awards, and how did the audience react?

Each year, singers, song writers, and music producers are nominated for a variety of awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Performance.

There were many nominees for awards, but Song of the Year is truly one of the most controversial wins.

Many had stated their opinions for the nominated celebrities, such as Bon Iver, Ariana Grande, H.E.R, Khalid, Lil Nas X, and Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Post Malone, and Swae Lee, but audiences around the country were shocked to find that Billie Eilish not only took the Song of the Year award home, but won the most awards overall.

Eilish took home five of the six awards she was nominated for, including Best Song, Best Album, Record, New Artist, Pop Vocal Album, and Pop Solo Performance.

She stated in her acceptance speech that there were, “So many other songs that deserved this,” in terms of her award.

Eilish added, “I’m so honored to be here amongst all of you. I love you to my core. I grew up watching all of you.”

However, some students of Milford High School believe this win wasn’t as deserved as others. Take Sophomore Kylie Wilson, who stated, “I agree with other people; Billie won too many awards.

There are other artists who deserved the Grammy’s she won.” However, some students feel indifferent about the awards. For example, Junior Olivia Leonard explained, “It doesn’t really matter who won or didn’t win, they all deserved the awards, it was only a matter of who got them.”

Of course, the Grammys aren’t just about Eilish and her many awards. Lizzo was nominated for the most awards: a grand total of eight. However, she had won only three: Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Not to mention, performances took the Grammys to a whole new level,; the most highly-rated performance was Demi Lovato’s delivery of her newest song, “Anyone.” Her moving portrayal of her past and the tears in her eyes choking her up to the point of restarting her performance were truly enough to bring her to the top amongst the audience.

The 62nd annual Grammy Award ceremony was a smashing hit. Both the audience and those who attended have called it an overall success.

As the ceremony has come to a close, anyone would be excited to see who the winners will be in the upcoming year.

Billie Eilish during her Grammy’s acceptance speech (Photo courtesy of Kevin Winter)