What more can one woman — one artist — do?
Somehow after Beyoncé became the winningest artist in Grammy history with 32 gramophones, she still managed to come off as a loser — yet again — when Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” won Album of the Year over B’s “Renaissance.”
No doubt — “Harry’s House”It was among the top pop albums in 2022. And, certainly, “As It Was” — which spent 15 weeks at No. 1 — was my personal pick for Record of the Year.
But — deep breath — how could Beyoncé still not have an Album of the Year gramophone after four nominations, when she should already have at least two? Her game-changing surprise self-titled set somehow lost to Beck’s “Morning Phase”2015. “Lemonade” — one of the best albums of the century — bowed out to Adele’s “25”2017
“Renaissance”This album was truly a masterpiece. It made an impact from the beginning, with smooth track transitions that took you on a trip through the underground club scene while proudly representing black queer cultures.
When B showed up late to the Grammys — stuck in L.A. traffic, she missed the moment when she tied conductor George Solti for the most wins ever after “Cuff It” took Best R&B Song— it seemed to be setting up the whole night for a triumphant moment so well deserved by an artist who has shown up again and again for the Recording Academy.
No more, Beyoncé — they don’t deserve you.
And to add insult to injury, Beyoncé’s own husband, Jay-Z, had to go on and perform “God Did”After his wife lost her big one, he was with DJ Khaled. He continued, true professional that he was. But what a show of disrespect to the first couple — the first lady — of music.
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