Why do older sounds seem to dominate music lately?
The jazz pianist was a traditionalist choice to win Album of the Year—but a traditionalist choice for an evolving institution.
Why a pretaped message from the Ukrainian president aired during a night of escapist entertainment
The show has a tradition of white artists dedicating their awards to their Black peers who lost.
Billie Eilish’s whispery goth pop is genuinely odd—but she’s benefiting from old biases concerning race and genre.
The pop star’s first new song since a near-fatal overdose offers no comfort other than the mere fact of its existence.
The picture of the Recording Academy that the former head Deborah Dugan paints is of an organization encrusted by years of self-dealing and mismanagement.
General criticism of the show has turned into specific controversy involving the Recording Academy president, Neil Portnow, and the producer Ken Ehrlich, who has been in his position since 1980.
Her divisive, twitching performance of “Shallow” continued to tie her early antics to her recent respectability.
In his acceptance speech for Best Rap Song, the musician adopted a surprisingly critical tone that echoed industry-wide whispers of the Recording Academy’s obsolescence.
There’s a long history of these musicians losing out in the award show’s major categories. Winning, it seems, requires fitting into a specific mold.
Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile will compete for Album of the Year against the award show’s most snubbed genres.
The hip-hop boom and the talent of women are finally being recognized with more nods. But will the trophies follow?
The Recording Academy’s president suggested a lack of female ambition explains the gender gap at the Grammys. The stories of #MeToo provide a different explanation.
Bruno Mars’s retro pop swept the big categories after a night of blazing performances and of-the-moment causes.
The singer’s performance of “Praying” made a powerful comment on the current moment. But as a rallying tune, it’s a surprising one.
In a medley featuring U2 and Dave Chappelle, the rapper gave a stark, spellbinding airing of anger and pride.
With rap and R&B vaulting to the U.S.’s most popular genre and online voting allowed, Sunday’s ceremony will honor an unusually diverse slate.
New rules changes may lead more young Recording Academy members to vote—and shift trends in the winners.
How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.