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Do The Grammys Take Themselves Too Seriously?

This year's Grammy Awards were possibly the most diverse yet, with female artists  playing a huge pa...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:21 PM - 12 Feb 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Do The Grammys Take Themselves Too Seriously?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:21 PM - 12 Feb 2019

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This year's Grammy Awards were possibly the most diverse yet, with female artists  playing a huge part.

Five of the eight nominees for album of the year were female, and the award was won by country star Kacey Musgraves.

Cardi B became the first female solo artist to win best rap album, and Lady Gaga picked up a total of three awards.

Best new artist winner Dua Lipa took the opportunity to respond to Academy president Neil Portnow's comments that women needed to "step up", which he made after complaints that last year's nominations were male-dominated.

Drake also used his acceptance speech for rap song of the year to criticise the politics of awards shows.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez led a Motown tribute performance, which drew complaints as some felt it should have been done by an African-American artist.

Have the Grammys become too self-important?

John Caddell and Larissa Nolan discussed this in our music slot.

Do The Grammys Take Themselves Too Seriously?

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