Grammys Display Strong Messages

by Drew Ward

This year’s Grammy Awards on January 28 was a night dominated by Bruno Mars, who won seven Grammys. He won best album, best record and best song for the year. He had an amazing 2017 and a collaboration with Cardi B solidified his top spot.

Although the Grammys are meant for music and bringing people together, there were a lot of messages throughout the night. Music has a profound way of bringing people together, no matter what gender, race, ethnicity, religion. To open the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar sung XXX. The performance itself drew the audience in and was a bold statement for the night. He won best rap album for the year.

In Logic’s performance of 1-800-273-8255, he gave a strong message about equality and loving one another no matter where we are from or what we believe in. Other artists echoed this message and some people had other messages. Hillary Clinton, although not an artist, had the chance to read “Fire and Fury” to the crowd and everyone at home watching. The messages conveyed in the Grammys showed that our country is in a divided place. 

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