Monday 19 February 2018

Grammy-less: The losers at this year's awards

Robin Thicke, Kanye West and Taylor Swift all lost out at this year's Grammys.
Robin Thicke, Kanye West and Taylor Swift all lost out at this year's Grammys.
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Daft Punk, Lorde and Macklemore might have walked away with awards at last night’s Grammys but there were more than a few disappointed faces.

And we’re not just talking about the awkward moment when Taylor Swift thought she’d won a Grammy.

Voted ‘sexist of the year’ by the public before Christmas, Robin Thicke arrived at the ceremony with three first-time Grammy nominations in total.

Despite the constant air-time song of the summer ‘Blurred Lines’ received, the song remained Grammy-less at the end of the night.

And, just in case people should want to forget the over-played hit, Thicke took to the stage and treated his fellow artists to yet another rendition of it.

Kanye West also earned just two nominations at this year’s Grammys – Best Rap Album for ‘Yeezus’ and Best Rap Song for ‘New Slaves’. He didn’t win either but reviews for both would suggest he didn’t deserve them anyway.

Kanye has been distracted the past year what with a new baby, fashion weeks and organising proposals in rented-out baseball fields for his other half Kim Kardashian. Most believe these distractions hampered his ability to continue his Grammy-winning run. The 36-year-old has already won 21 of the awards.

Finally, Miley Cyrus’s ageist jibe went down like a ton of bricks at last night’s star-studded gala but the controversial 21-year-old mightn’t have been too far from the truth.

The genre of rock was last night represented by Paul McCartney, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. Legends in their own right, but these artists’ most influential songs are decades old. Where are all the up and coming rock artists?

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