By: Sarah Yi — Editor-in-Chief
First presented by NARAS, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, in Los Angeles, California in 1959, The Grammy Awards is an annual ceremony celebrating music artists’ accomplishments through awards, performances, and more.
This year, the 64th annual Grammys Awards will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, recognizing recordings between September 1, 2020 and September 20, 2021 through awards in eighty six categories.
Sharon High School senior Savvy Gray says that the Grammys is the biggest night in music. “The live performances are why I love watching the Grammys,” said Gray. “Last year the live performances were so good; Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B. And Taylor Swift’s performance and the set of cardigan was amazing.”
Gray says that the Grammys are so good because you get to see some of the biggest names in music come together and perform. “You also have the fashion. I watch for the red carpet most of the time. It’s where the stars shine,” Gray added.
Senior Sydney Forster says that she loves the Grammys. “There’s drama, there’s excitement, there’s music,” Forster said. She says she is really hoping to see Taylor Swift and what she is wearing, and Silk Sonic’s opening performance. “They did really good last year so I think it will be really good,” added Forster.
“I’m excited to see Trevor Noah hosting the Grammys because I love Trevor Noah,” said Gray. Forster also says she loves Trevor Noah so she’s excited that he is hosting. “He’s funny and I really thinks he’s going to kill it,” Forster said.
As for awards, Gray says that Olivia Rodrigo is kind of plateauing at the moment but is bound to win something. “Looking at the song of the year nominations from a less partisan standpoint, I think drivers license is going to win because that broke so many records. And Olivia is like the new face and kind of running the industry but also kind of plateauing currently,” added Gray.
“Also seeing Silk Sonic perform last year and having a live performance this year, I would say they’re going to win something,” said Gray. She says she suspects this because they wouldn’t be performing if they aren’t going to win anything.
Gray says that FINNEAS should definitely win Best New Artist. “I love FINNEAS and I really hope he wins because he is just such a great artist musically, lyrically,” added Gray. “I don’t think Arlo Parks is going to win but Arlo Parks is such a good artist.”
Senior Shiraz Becker says she is very excited to watch the Grammys this year and is very excited to see who wins in every category. “There’s a lot of different nominations and I think everything is kind of open right now and I don’t have a lot of people placed over others in categories,” said Becker.
“I love how it’s the combination of music shows and awards, making it the greatest night in music,” said Forster. She says she thinks that Olivia Rodrigo is going to win Best New Artist and is really going to sweep the Grammys this year considering she’s on a roll. “I’m very excited to watch the Grammys this year. There is nothing more you can look forward to except a night of music,” said Forster.
Becker says she is also very excited to see the performances because last years were incredible. “Harry Styles and Taylor Swift knocked it out of the park and I’m hoping we can get some performances from those guys again but I’m not sure if they are actually performing,” Becker added.
“I watch the Grammys every year because every year they’re different depending on who is in each category,” said Becker. She says that the entire environment around the awards is different every year and it’s always interesting and there’s always so much suspense. “Every year it’s one of my favorite nights on television,” Becker said.