Reaction: 60th Annual Grammy Awards – Winners & Losers | Op Ed
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards is in the books! Now, the time has come to react to the biggest winners and losers of the night.
Some of the winners and losers selected in this article are subjective. Others are backed up by the facts, rather, the awards given out. Without further ado, Reaction: 60th Annual Grammy Awards – Winners & Losers.
Winner: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars won every Grammy he was nominated for, a first for the artist who is on his third studio album with 24K Magic. The most surprising wins – rather those perceived ‘tighter’ – were in the biggest categories. His biggest competition came by way of “Despacito” (Record and Song of the Year), Kendrick Lamar (Record and Album of the Year), and “1-800-273-8255” (Song of the Year). Honestly, it wouldn’t have been shocking had Mars lost any of those three, particular album and song.
Loser: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
Despite multiple nominations, “Despacito” lost ever award it was nominated for. While I personally preferred some of the performances nominated against it, I thought it would win at least one Grammy. 16 weeks at no. 1 certainly doesn’t equate a transcendental record, but “Despacito” was among the most socially relevant songs in 2017.