Though Ellie Goulding has had millions of streams on songs like “Hate Me,” “Close to Me,” and “Burn,” among many others, the star has only ever been nominated for one Grammy Award (a pop solo performance nod in 2016 for “Love Me As You Do, ”) MSN.COM reported.
The singer pondered the music industry’s state and how award shows undermine artists’ hard work in a lengthy new essay published on Wednesday.
“Goulding then posed the question, ‘what constitutes the worthiness of an award?’
‘This is not rhetorical; I would love to know an answer,’ she added. ‘I would love to know if what I have done throughout my career, and what so many other artists have done throughout theirs, in receiving a certain level of critical reception, does not qualify for some formal recognition, then what does?” MSN.COM quoting from the essay continued.
We have a different take on the Grammy Award nominating policies: The group has over-politized the process. We opined last week that ultra-liberals have engaged in promoting quiet policies that make a demand for public assent to patently false or exaggerated propositions; refusal to kowtow in such circumstances becomes almost as bad a sin as uttering a forbidden view. One must join in the universal cant—or else.
We don’t know what Goulding’s politics are and do not opine that she is a cant quagmire victim. We only infer that Grammy Award folks seemingly do subscribe to the movement’s underpinnings, which would render any decisions they make suspect.
Goulding says she often turns to her fan base to manifest appreciation and garner comfort. This is exactly what she should do. These people, including me, think she is a wonderful artist and performer; this is all she needs. I individually believe that her talent transcends some of the recent nominee’s skills. Her fans likely don’t give a dang about such awards.