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GHS Grammys Picks

Comparing Student Favorites to the Academy
Created by Cadee McCoid

With about 1,200 students, GHS is bound to have a diverse music taste compared to the Academy members who determine the winners of the Grammys. Over the last few years, there has been controversy over some of the picks. Leading up to the show, students cast their votes on a Google Form to see how they compare. Here are the results of who GHS thinks should have won the 66th Annual Grammys.

With no surprise, GHS chose Zach Bryan as their winner for both Best Country Album as well as Best Country Song. The Academy, however, did not. Their choice of Lainey Wilson for Best Country Album and Chris Stapleton for Best Country Song came as a shock to many here, considering Bryan’s success this past year. The pair received less than 30 votes combined from GHS compared to Bryan’s nearly 200. Luckily, Bryan did not leave empty-handed. He walked away with one award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “I Remember Everything” featuring Kasey Musgraves. 

In the huge category of Album of the Year, the GHS picks for this were “Midnights” by Taylor Swift, “SOS” by SZA and “GUTS” by Olivia Rodrigo. Out of those top three, SZA took the number one spot with 15 more votes than the album following. Despite being the most nominated artist at the awards, the Academy disagreed with GHS and chose “Midnights” as their winner. However, SZA did take home three of her eight other nominations.

Similarly, Swift took the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, which led to her announcing that her 11th studio album will be out in April. Although she was not the GHS pick, Swift was a close second behind “GUTS”. However, students did choose her for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her song “Karma” featuring Ice Spice. The Academy chose “Ghost In The Machine” by SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers as their winner for this category, which was not entirely unexpected considering it was GHS’s runner up.

Moving on to another one of GHS’s favorite genres, rap had some interesting winners this year. The winner of both Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song was Killer Mike, who received just two votes for his album and none for his song. Students preferred “Her Loss” by Drake & 21 Savage and “Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice featuring Aqua for those categories.

Boygenius, mentioned as one of the most nominated groups in over a decade, won Best Alternative Album. They were not one of the top picks among students for that category, instead GHS favored “The Car” by Arctic Monkeys and “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd” by Lana Del Rey with only a few votes separating the two.

Record of the Year, one of the largest categories of the night, resulted in “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus winning. Despite this not being the popular vote among students, it was not entirely unexpected considering its continuous radio play and record-breaking chart standings. 

“What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish was the students’ choice for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Although she didn’t win for the former, Eilish did receive the Song of the Year award.

One of the most anticipated categories of the night, Best New Artist, was arguably among the most controversial picks by the Academy. Victoria Monét took home this award along with Best R&B Album. Despite Noah Kahn and Ice Spice being clearly the favored winners throughout GHS, Monét had one of the most successful nights taking home three awards overall. 

Yet again, the Academy had some disagreements with who the public thought should have won. If students know who they think should win at the next Academy Award show, The Oscars, make sure to vote on the GHS Oscars Picks Google Form coming soon.

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Cadee McCoid, Co-editor Gretna Media
Cadee McCoid is a junior at GHS and this is her third year with Gretna Media. She serves as a co-editor. She is involved in journalism because she wants to share her ideas and thoughts with her fellow students and staff. Her favorite pieces to write are news and feature. Outside of journalism, she likes to watch movies and hang out with friends.
Sarah Kula, Reporter
Sarah Kula is a sophomore at GHS and this is her first year on the Gretna Media staff. She serves as a reporter and photographer. She is interested in journalism because she enjoys taking photos and sharing news. Besides being in journalism she enjoys playing basketball, managing football and track, being involved in her church and hanging out with her friends.

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