Grammys is average, avoids controversy


Simanta Ghimire

The most magical night of music has finally fallen upon us. The 64th annual Grammy Awards was held April 3 and welcomed several artists awaiting the results.

Comedy Central star Trevor Noah hosted the show and managed to make jokes without getting slapped. He lightened the mood by making

a promise at the start of the show that the attendees would keep each other’s names out of their mouths.

Some aspects of this year’s ceremony could have been better. But given how low the bar was set by the Oscars the week before, the Grammys danced their way into “good” status

without causing outrage.
This year’s award show reported

slightly more viewers with nine million compared to last year’s all- time low of eight million.

The ceremony went off without a hitch, providing spectators with a fast-paced, performance-driven show.

Silk Sonic, the throwback soul
act comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, won the night’s big prize. “Leave the Door Open,” their smash single, was named song and record of the year.

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are an R&B duo that collaborated on a nine-song album last November.

They kicked off the night with the album’s thrilling entrance track, followed by the hit “777.”

There were performances from artists of many different genres.

Jon Batiste won Album of the
Year and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist, which was no surprise. Kanye West received Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Hurricane,” featuring The Weeknd and Lil Baby.

This year’s Grammys may have not hosted an amazing show compared to others in the past, but they made it by without a major controversy, and I’d call that a win.