Carlie Beard | Staff Writer
The biggest night in the music industry was a disappointing one for some fans.
To the surprise of many, the artist with the most recognized album of the year didn’t take home any Grammys at the 60th annual awards show.
Jay-Z, a 21-Grammy-award-winning artist, did not win anything for what some may call his most controversial album, 4:44. In his most personal project to date, Jay-Z opened up about his infidelity in his 10-year marriage to music icon Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
However, their 6-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was there to steal the show as she sat in the middle of her two parents. Queen Bey was photographed holding fruit snacks and a juice box for her firstborn while in the front row at the awards show.
Not as many people were watching at home this year. There was a 24 percent ratings drop, according to The New York Times.
“The Grammys just didn’t live up to the hype it usually does,” Hampton University I.T. analyst Carl Brown said. “I felt some performances were great, but the award show lacked diversity and wasn’t that enjoyable. I don’t think that Alessia Cara should’ve won Best New Artist when up against new artist SZA.”
SZA was nominated for three Grammys. Despite owning the summer of 2017 with radio hits such as “The Weekend” and “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott, she shockingly took home none.
Bruno Mars, on the other hand, had a huge night, becoming only the 10th artist to sweep the major awards – album, record and song of the year.
Kendrick Lamar was among the winning crowd as well, taking home five awards after seven nominations.
Although this year’s show may not have gone as expected, there is always a chance for recovery at next year’s Grammy Awards.