61st annual Grammy Awards leaves fans amazed by the outcome


Alicia Keys hosted the Grammys last Sunday, and I, along with many other fans, was pleasantly surprised. Many different artists gathered together to celebrate what they all have in common, music. Here are some of my favorite moments of the Grammys.

I am a huge Cardi B fan, so my favorite part of the show was when she was awarded the “Best Rap Album.” However, not every single fan was excited to see Cardi win.

“I think Mac Miller deserved to win more than Cardi B. Call me biased, but his album was pretty high in the charts,” said Savannah Tapia-Morales, a sophomore political science major. “Cardi’s music is all the same. I’m all for people of color getting awards, but I think the Grammys were messed up for inviting Miller’s parents knowing he wasn’t going to win.”

Though many fans were upset to see Miller loose, others were excited to see Cardi B. get the award she deserved for working so hard on “Invasion of Privacy.”

Misa Rashid, a sophomore biology and criminal justice double major, defended Cardi B winning the award.

”I really think she deserved this because she worked extremely hard on it, most of the time by herself,” Rashid said. “She had time constraints and was pregnant at the time but still came out with a great album.”

Many other artists won awards they completely deserved. Dua Lipa won Best New Artist, Lady Gaga received Best Pop Solo Performance and Ariana Grande was awarded Best Pop Vocal Album.

The Grammys also had a few great performances. Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B. all performed, but the performance that stuck out to me the most was Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson’s “Shallow.”

Lady Gaga won three of the five Grammys she was nominated for, and her fans were enthralled. Marcus Fernandez, a sophomore business management major, expressed his admiration.

“If you look at what she has done this year, not only did she win for her amazing performance in ‘A Star is Born,’ but her own song won for best pop performance,” Fernandez said. “She is showing the world that she can thrive in the music and film industry.”

Other than the actual show, there were several fashion highlights. Joy Villa, an American singer/songwriter, wore a dress highlighting the wall President Donald Trump plans to build and a MAGA (Make America Great Again) handbag. Other than Villa, Lady Gaga wore an outfit from Celine, Jennifer Lopez wore an outfit from Ralph & Russo and Katy Perry wore a dress from Balmain.

One of my favorite dresses on the red carpet was Bebe Rexha’s. Looking elegant, Rexha wore a red dress designed by Monsoori. Many ruffles ran down all sides of the dress. Though many viewers complained that the dress was basic and had been done before, Rexha looked great. She had actually gone through some trouble getting a dress to wear to the award show. According to Cosmopolitan, she had been declined by a number of designers because she is a size eight.

Taking all aspects of the show into account, the Grammy’s 61st show was one for the books. With a great host, winners, dresses and performances, this year’s show didn’t disappoint. Though some audience members may have disagreed with the winners chosen or the outfits worn, everyone was still able to come together to celebrate the world of music.