Kanye West Taylor Swift

November 23, 2011 by staff 

Kanye West Taylor Swift, It’s time to stop letting the public vote for entertainment awards. Case in point: pop-country star Taylor Swift won Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards Sunday. Yes, Swift, over Adele, of all people, is the Artist of the Year, according to the general public.

Before I make my point here, I don’t want to diminish the importance of the public’s voice. Consumers are certainly welcome to have their voice, but why at an awards show?

The public awards entertainers by buying their products, and sales are what get many artists the attention required to be nominated for an award. After all, when was the last time a true, quality underground act got much attention in a major Grammy category?

Look at the other artists who were nominated alongside Swift and Adele for Artist of the Year. Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry were the other three artists who received a nod. On a purely musical level, the inclusion of Lil Wayne and Perry is laughable. Lil Wayne’s latest album, “Tha Carter IV,” was a critical flop, and Perry’s music is brainless, pop fluff.

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One Response to “Kanye West Taylor Swift”

  1. Grady Yandell on November 23rd, 2011 9:54 pm

    I don’t see a problem with letting the public choose entertainers they like for awards. I do believe there should be a seperate awards show where the music industry recognizes exceptional talent the public might not listen too. There are different standards involved in that type of selection and there is enough interest in the award’s shows for one more.