Grammys Drop Dozens Of Categories

According to a Reuters report next year’s ceremony will feature only 78 of the formerly 109 categories. Because if you can’t make a person care more about the Grammys, give them less Grammys to care about. Notable shifts: Pop, rock and country instrumental fields are no more; the R&B categories have been halved from eight to four; the metal and hard rock categories have been merged, as have rock solo vocal performance and rock performance by a duo or group with vocals; and male and female vocal performance are fused into the category pop solo performance. And now I will sit and wonder how many words after “Notable shifts” you stopped reading this post. (Although maybe I can pull a NARAS and lure you back by unexpectedly dropping the words Arcade Fire. Who knows!)

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