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The Grammys were off to a rocky start and ended on a bad note.

Are Americans done with award shows?

Grammy Awards hit a record low, down nearly 53% compared to 2020’s show.

The Weeknd boycotted the future Grammys and said “I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.” Why? Because the Weeknd believes award show is corrupt and rigged. And then you have Megan Thee Stallion who says the Grammys aren’t rigged, although she backed the Weeknd.

Nobody has any idea how the Grammys voting system works and today we live in the age of behind-the-scenes. We aren’t part of the awards show, we are mere spectators, which would be fine, if it was actually good.

Wouldn’t it have been better to highlight a variety of artists rather than to pile more awards on the same artists year after year? It’s like watching the same movie over and over.

The Grammy awards have become a TV rerun, something you want to avoid if you’re seeking high ratings.

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Look out for Ryan Santiago aka Royal & The Serpent track I can’t get high out via Atlantic. If you’re a fan of alternative pop like Billie Eilish, you could like RTS.

“I definitely feel like I’m two people living in one body, where I can just slip at the drop of a dime and become a totally different person” shares Royal & the Serpent.

The Los Angeles based indie artist independently released her debut single “Temperance”, in 2018, she released “Together” before signing with Atlantic Records. Last year she joined YUNGBLUD on his ‘The Weird Time of Life’ global digital tour.

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Grammys 2021: The list of winners and nominees

Record of the Year

  • “Black Parade” — Beyoncé
  • “Colors” — Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar” — DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So” — Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
  • “Circles” — Post Malone
  • “Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

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Liverpool-based Michael Nelson aka BANNERS releases the new track If I Didn’t Have You via Island Records. The new song follows the sleeper hit Someone to You which was released 2 years ago but was given new life through placements , TikTok and Hot AC radio
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“This pandemic should serve as a reminder of what we are all capable of individually and as a collective. We’ve all looked after one another, kept each other going. It’s shown me what’s important and what isn’t. The things that I could live without and the things I truly need that maybe I didn’t appreciate properly. The people, the hugs, the kisses. The people” shares Nelson.

You’ll like the new track if you love Bon Iver, The National, War on Drugs.

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The Aussie pop-rock outfit 5 Seconds of Summer have split with their U.S. management Modest Management and have signed with YM&U Group managers Joel Mark and Peter Katsis.
YM&U’s manages Blink-182, Common, Liz Phair and Kiwi act The Naked And Famous.
5SOS had also split with U.S. label Interscope.

The band had a huge hit in 2018 with ‘Youngblood,’ which was the best-selling single of the year in Australia and was a staple on American top 40 radio.

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