The Grammys Become Even More Irrelevant To Rock, Hard Rock and Metal Fans
One of the changes is that Best Metal Performance and Best Hard Rock Performance will be one combined category (Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance). Another is the elimination of gender-defined awards in rock, pop, R&B and country. Instead of female or male vocalist awards, there will just be solo vocalist categories.
"Every year there are changes but we've never … stopped and stepped back to look at the whole thing," Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told Billboard. "[We asked], is there an underlying infrastructure and rationale across all the awards as to how we're doing this? And what we found is, there wasn't." more on this story
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