Here are the 2015 Grammys Winners as they’re revealed and there were a bunch of big ones before the show.
Peep the gallery above to see those, including Eminem for Best Rap Album — the 6th (!) Best Rap Album of his career. Kendrick Lamar also got his Grammys as he takes both Best Rap Song & Best Rap Performance.
No big beef with these winners. Ultimately, I didn’t enjoy MMLP2 as much as other Eminem albums, but I respect the impact it had and Eminem always as an artist. I woulda gone with Common’s Nobody’s Smiling amongst the nominees. Kendrick’s “i” on the other hand stayed in my rotation longer than I thought it would and I love that the positive message of that song got rewarded. Plus, it feels like kind of a make-up from last year. A lot of the nominees in his categories are worthy winners to my ears as well.
Also, though it’s a tad unsatisfying to find out the winners to these on Twitter and not during the big show, tonite will be about the performances anyway. And hey, Iggy didn’t win so we don’t have to hear the uproar again. Remember: awards are nice at the end of the day and fun to follow when it’s as highly regarded as the Grammys, but at the same time, the end result is nothing to really get too worked up over. Just like lists, it’s nice to be mentioned and win, but it’s not an end-all, be-all determination either. Like what you like is what I like to say 🙂
(Sam Smith won. /Saved you a click.)