One of the delicate subjects as an R&B lover has at all times been GRAMMY Awards as we frequently hear issues like “Does the GRAMMY committee actually hearken to R&B or are they simply nominating what’s well-liked?”. The Recording Academy has made a acutely aware effort this yr to make sure that the proper individuals are accountable for what’s being nominated as a part of their “Your Voice Your Voice” marketing campaign.
Not like different awards which might be fan-powered or pushed by the charts, the GRAMMY Awards stands aside as a result of nominees and winners are determined by the music individuals who create the songs. This yr marks essentially the most inclusive membership physique within the historical past of the Academy and this journey all began 4 years in the past when the Academy transitioned to a community-driven and peer-reviewed annual cycle to create a extra numerous and engaged membership base consultant of the evolving musical panorama. Since implementing the brand new mannequin in 2019, the variety of ladies members has elevated by 19 p.c, and membership amongst historically underrepresented communities has elevated by 38 p.c, now accounting for 31 p.c and 33 p.c of the Academy’s present membership, respectively. The Recording Academy has added 1,913 ladies to its Voting Membership since 2019 and is now 77 p.c of the best way to reaching its purpose of including 2,500 ladies Voting Members by 2025.
The primary spherical of GRAMMY Awards voting—which determines the nominees for the sixty fifth Annual GRAMMY Awards—begins Thurs, Oct. 13 and closes Solar, Oct. 23, 2022.
You may catch the precise award present on February fifth, 2023.