Gannon students excited for Grammy Awards


America’s biggest names in music are gearing up for one of the most important nights of their year.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS starting at 8 p.m. Monday.
The event will be hosted by LL Cool J for the fifth straight year.
Performers at the event will include artists Taylor Swift, Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and more.
Freshman physician assistant major Tommy Tripodis said he is excited to see Adele perform because it’s been awhile since she has performed at the Grammy awards. Her last album she released was “21,” which came out in 2012.
“That album won six awards at the Grammys so I expect big things from ‘25,’” he said.
Nominations for the event were announced on Dec. 7. Lamar is nominated for the most awards of the night with a grand total of 11.
This set of nominations has allowed him to pass Eminem as the rapper with the largest number of nominations in a single night.
Lamar now falls second behind only Michael Jackson, who received 12 nominations in 1984.
Freshman pre-med major Parth Shah said, “I am excited to see how many awards Lamar will actually win. Michael Jackson was a legend, so its not surprising that Lamar didn’t beat his total of nominations, but it’s still impressive that he was nominated almost as many times.”
Five artists are competing for one of the most prestigious awards of the night, Album of the Year.
Those nominated albums include “Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes, “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Lamar, “Traveller” by Christ Stapleton, “1989” by Swift and “Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd.
Additionally, five records have been nominated for Record of the Year.
The winner will be chosen from amongst the following nominations: “Really Love” by D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Blank Space” by Swift and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.
“I’m honestly not a fan of Bruno Mars, but he definitely deserves a Grammy for ‘Uptown Funk,’” said freshman physician assistant major Mike Coyle.
“If you listen to the radio for more than 10 minutes your ears can’t avoid being bombarded with the catchy tune.”
Other competitive categories include Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Those battling for the title of Best New Artist include Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor.
Songs nominated for Song of the Year include “Alright” from Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” “Blank Space” from Swift’s “1989,” “Girl Crush” from Little Big Town’s “Pain Killer,” “See You Again” from the “Furious 7 Soundtrack” starring Wiz Khalifa and featuring Charlie Puth and “Thinking Out Loud” from Sheeran’s album “X.”
At last year’s Grammy Awards, Sam Smith was the big winner of the night.
Smith won four awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year for “Stay With Me” and Best Pop Album for “In the Lonely Hour.”
For the 58th Grammy Awards, either Lamar or The Weeknd is expected to be the big winner of the night.
A total of 83 awards will be given out throughout the night.
Tune into CBS at 8 p.m. Monday to see who wins the prestigious awards.
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