I feel that many of these award shows are full of political comments every few minutes and though I know this year in the Grammys there were comments about politics or subtle comments about it, but rather I felt that many artists and speakers used their mic time to relay important messages to everyone this year. Finally something that was not fully of political stances!! Do not get me wrong, politics are important but not everything has to revolve around them. Award shows should be fun and by focusing on politics it takes away the fun from the show itself.
Warning!! Spoilers of who won what award is included!!!
The important messages that were sprinkled throughout the show…
1. Lady Gaga
- Best Pop Solo Performance
- Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance
- Best Song written for visual media
While accepting her Grammy for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance she said,
"I just want to say I'm so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They're so important. And a lot of artists deal with that and we got to take care of each other. So if you see somebody that's hurting, don't look away. And if you're hurting, even if it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you. I love you."
I felt that this was so important to talk about because mental health is VERY important. I felt that she took the time to focus on the part that was very important towards society. She refers to the fact that a lot of artists deal with mental health issues and they must take care of each other but the more she talked, she was truly saying it for the world. For anyone that you know that is hurting to not turn your back on them, and that even if you are hurting yourself, knowing how hard it is to talk to someone about things but to find that bravery and talk to someone.
2. Drake61st Annual Grammy Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Feb 2019
- Best Rap Song
While accepting his Grammy for Best Rap Song he said,
"You've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown, if … Look, if there's people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don't need this right here. I promise you. You already won."
Now, his mic even got cut off during this because he was bashing on the industry a little. He is basically saying that in this form of career, you have to know that it is totally opinion-based and not everyone needs to like your songs but you know you've made it when you have support from people that sing your song word for word. But also is saying that if you have people that support you already that have "regular jobs" that they've worked very hard for their money to spend it on a ticket to see that you don't need a Grammy to see that you've won. You should know you've already won. I think that also applies to real life too; you don't need an award or a raise or to make ALL the money in the world to know you've reached where you want and you don't need everyone to say that you're doing great to know that you are.
- Best R&B Album
- Best R&B Performance
While accepting her Grammy for Best R&B Album she said,
"Mom, Dad, this is for all the sacrifices that you made for me. Thank you for embracing my talents and who I am since I was a little girl."
I think this is very important for parents that have a child that is trying to make it in their life but are struggling. Remember parents do not even give up on your child, sacrifice what you can for them because even if they have given up on themselves you cannot give up on them. The second you give up on them is when they'll truly hit rock bottom. Support the ones you love, be there for them no matter what.
4. Dua Lipa
- Best New Artist
While accepting her Grammy for Best New Artist she said,
"For anyone that hasn't realized how special they are to have a different story, a different background, a name that honors their roots because they just want to be normal, whatever the hell that means, just know that no matter where you're from or your background or what you believe in, never let that get in the way of you and your dreams because you deserve it."
I loved how she touched upon on 'whatever the hell that means' after saying whoever wants to be normal because in this life there is NO 'normal' everyone is honestly weird, and different in this world. Your story is what makes you who you are, makes you unique and being unique is better than being like the rest. Know that never ever allow who you are get in the way of your dreams which I truly believe is SO true because you have to be you to reach your goals. Whoever tells you differently clearly never reached their goal because one person told them they wouldn't be able to and with that they gave up. Don't ever give up. You deserve to hit your dreams.
5. Alicia Keys
While speaking in her opening monologue she said,
"Music is what we all love, music is what it's all about. Everybody is out here shining, and I'm so proud to bring us together to honor this moment because music is what we cry to, it's what we march to, it's what we rock to, it's what we make love to. It's our shared global language."
I hands down LOVE music, and like she said it is our 'global language' and I strongly believe it is. I felt that she was trying to get at the fact that music is something that brings us all together, and we are all one. Which everyone should truly understand that we are all one in this world. We all coexist in the same world, we may not all speak English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, French, etc. but the one common language is our music, we all are connected by one of the most powerful languages in my opinion.