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    OP-ED: The futility of the Grammys

    Every year I watch the Grammy Awards, and every year, I manage to be disappointed. At least I’m not on my own: Grammy’s viewership has steadily been on decline since 2018, with this year having a whopping 19.9 million viewers. Sadly, I was one of them. Award shows may not be my cup of tea anymore, but the Grammys has always been on the bottom of my list of must-watch award shows. I would rather watch a host-less Oscars (and soon will) than watch the Grammys. Despite my negative attitude, I was pleasantly surprised on Feb. 10. So many women were nominated and received awards this year: H.E.R, Ariana Grande,…

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    #GrammysSoSexist

    The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, an award show that celebrates the best musicians and songwriters have to offer, occurred on January 28, 2018. Bruno Mars brought home the most awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year for “24k Magic” with Kendrick Lamar and five awards for his “DAMN” album. Other winners included Childish Gambino, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. Another winner was our very own Queens College alum, Arturo O’Farrill, who came home with a fourth Grammy for his album “Three Revolutions.” Jay-Z, who released popular rap album “4:44,” won nothing, although he had the same number of nominations as Mars. While the show had many amazing aspects and…