Maybe it’s the joy of Daylight Savings, not seeing live shows in a year, a genuinely impressive list of nominees and award-winners, or a combination of all the above – but this Grammy’s has been the most enjoyable in recent memory. Trevor Noah was probably the best possible host for this, bolstered by his great political commentary over the past year and his generally likable demeanor.

More than anything, it felt truly about the music. The most fun part for me? I had heard of or known about many of the songs performed and nominated, but seeing them “live” made me so excited – even artists I don’t listen to had me Googling and Shazaming.
Even better, this Grammys was pleasantly drama free. Sure, there were some snubs (ahem, cough, Phoebe Bridgers), but all-in-all, this ceremony felt wholesome, lively, and so supportive. All my favorite nominated artists seemed to have won something. But even better, I got to watch live performances by Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Roddy Ricch, HAIM, BTS, and more from the comfort of my living room.

The Grammy’s was live on March 14 on CBS and Paramount+.

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking).

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