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The Grammy's: Music's Biggest Night

  • February 21, 2024

The Grammys, considered to be music’s biggest night, was one to be remembered for its 66th annual show.

Luke Combs took the audience back with a heart-warming collaboration with  Tracy Chapman on her 1988 single, “Fast Car.” The performance resonated with this generation since Luke Combs’ most recent rendition of the song was released in mid-2023. This was a tribute to Tracy for being the first Black songwriter to ever win Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards in 1989. When Chapman, a Black woman sang “Fast Car”, the song was categorized in the folk category, but it was recognized as a country hit when Combs released it.  This served as a reminder of how only a few Black women are considered “country” artists. This also set the tone to prepare the Grammy Audience for Beyonce’s announcement that her next album will be a country one.


Up next is SZA, who won her first Grammy after receiving the most nominations (9) at the event amongst various categories. Her performance featured dancers standing on tables showing off their katana skills in a high-action fighting sequence, this performance beautifully visualizes her single “Kill Bill.” This introduced an inspiring modernization of her take on the iconic cult classic, Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003). Her incorporation of the insatiable thirst for revenge that Beatrix Kiddo has in that film adds the perfect touch to this live performance. Sharing the spotlight of “firsts” was also Miley Cyrus who won her first Grammy for Best Song of the Year with her song, “Flowers”.  Also, Taylor Swift became the first artist to win Album of the Year (4) times. This was record-breaking, which advanced her one step further than Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Stevie Wonder who each won Album of the Year (3) times.

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