3TEN

Filed under NEWS

Grammy Awards honors music, movements

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This past Grammy Awards was one for the books.

The focus of the night was not on the award show’s 60th anniversary, but instead the Time’s Up movement.

Similar to the all-black attire worn at the Golden Globes to honor the movement, stars wore white roses as the staple of their outfits, including host James Corden.

However, celebrities didn’t just support the movement through their attire.

Actress and musical artist Janelle Monáe was one of many stars to use their time on the stage to speak out about harassment.

“It’s not just going on in Hollywood, it’s not just going on in Washington, it’s right here in our industry as well,” Monáe said.

Photos courtesy of Creative Commons

Monáe’s powerful introduction set the stage for pop star Kesha, joined by Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper and a full women’s chorus behind them matching in white.

The group performed Kesha’s song “Praying,” a ballad addressing her longtime abuser Dr. Luke. With lyrics, “I hope you find your peace falling on your knees, praying,” the performance became the most emotional of the night, leaving Kesha and audience members crying.

The audience also loved Corden’s comical segment on the book “Fire and Fury” written by Michael Wolff. Corden had celebrities read lines from the book in order to audition for the spoken word award. Among these celebrities was former First Lady Hillary Clinton.

The awards show became controversial when U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, responded to the segment in a tweet shaming the political presence of the show.

“Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it,” Haley said.

Corden defended the bit on Twitter.

“Well, Nikki Haley, you can tell your boss, some of us love politics without the Twitter meltdowns thrown in,” Corden said.

Despite the political tension of the show, powerful speeches and performances influenced the Grammy Awards to become an outlet for movements like Time’s Up and #MeToo to continue changing the climate of the country.

 

Contact the writer, Trevi Carlton at 20trevicarlton@csdecatur.net

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Trevi Carlton, Photo Editor

Trevi Carlton (Class of 2020) is new to the crew this year, but is very excited to improve her writing skills. She is happy to be a part of such a great team and ready to add in her own work to these impressive productions. When she is not completing school work, she is most likely with friends or listening to music and relaxing with her cats.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    Triumph for The Wind Emsemble

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    Decatur implements new attendance policies

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    Students Step Up at Board Meeting

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    APUSH department reaches out to rural schools

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    City Manager of 25 years announces retirement

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    UPDATE: Courtyard closes due to student misuse

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    ‘A Dancer’s Heart’

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    Student center to add mental health seminars to advisement

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Short film tackles HIV stigma

  • Grammy Awards honors music, movements

    NEWS

    Decatur Imperial to host #FamiliesBelongTogether Fundraiser

Decatur High School, GA
Grammy Awards honors music, movements