Was Beyonce robbed for “Album of the Year” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night when she lost to Beck for “Morning Phase”?
Kanye West ran up on the stage to re-enact his sabotage of Taylor Swift’s happy moment at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 when he thought the award should have gone to Beyonce.
After the show, West angrily exclaimed, “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyonce.”
Many in the industry (obviously not the Grammy voters) agree that Beck should not have won “Album of the Year”.
I don’t own any of the albums that were nominated, so I can’t say. I know that Beck had one of the least commercial albums of the nominees, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the best.
So, did the Grammys make a mistake or was this just a major upset?
The two biggest upsets that I remember in recent memory were in the same year, 2011, when Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” lost to Arcade Fire for “Album of the Year” and when the award for “Best New Artist” was announced.
The nominees that night were Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding.
When the envelope was opened and the winner was announced, there was a huge gasp heard around the world.
The winner was jazz performer Esperanza Spalding!
I was one of the shocked people.
Did she rightfully win without ever having a radio hit?
She’s had three Top Three Jazz albums and only one of them reached the Top Ten on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart.
However, she’s now won four Grammy Awards: That “Best New Artist” Grammy, plus two others in 2013 and one last year.
While he’s only been nominated twice and lost both times, Bieber has definitely had the most success with radio, album and single sales, concerts, etc.
Florence + the Machine has been nominated three times for Grammy Awards and still has no wins. Meanwhile, Mumford & Sons has had 12 nominations with two wins.
And, the other “Best New Artist” nominee in 2011, Drake has amassed a total of 22 nominations and has won one Grammy Award.
While Beyonce would have loved to have won “Album of the Year”, she did win three Grammy Awards Sunday night to Beck’s two awards.
Two of her awards were for “Drunk in Love” with her husband, Jay-Z.
Overall, Beyonce is the most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history with 53 and she’s won a total of 20 Grammy Awards, the second most honored woman in Grammy history.
Here’s the rest of West’s comment about Beck and Beyonce, “I just know that the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more. And Beck needs to respect artistry and he should’ve given his award to Beyoncé.”
Grammy Awards, listen up!
West is a sore loser and he wasn’t even up for the award. Maybe you should not invite him back next year.
Bring Beyonce and Beck back to the party, but lose Kanye’s invitation in the mail next year.