The 2019 Grammys Make Up for Last Year, Somewhat

Last year (along with also plenty of years before in which), the Grammys were deeply unfortunate. The show paid mere lip service to the successes of women along with also nonwhite performers, along with also were boring to boot. So the bar due to This particular year’s ceremony, which took place Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was low, along with also the remit was clear: do everything the opposite of how the idea has been done.

To some degree, the 61st annual Grammy Awards delivered. Though there were ample tributes to the music of decades past, along with also some awkwardly cut-short speeches (see: Drake, Dua Lipa), there were also performances coming from worthy young singers (Camila Cabello, H.E.R.), rising hip-hop stars (Cardi B, Travis Scott) along with also the next generation of Americana royalty (Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile). in which most of the show’s most impressive moments came coming from women was a rebuke to all the recent years in which the Grammys seemed content to sideline impressive female talent.

Reliving the highs along with also lows of This particular year’s Grammys on This particular week’s Popcast:

  • Joe Coscarelli, The brand-new York Times’s pop music reporter

  • Caryn ganz, The brand-new York Times’s pop music editor

  • Jon Pareles, The brand-new York Times’s chief pop music critic