It is not the gay Black person who becomes an instrument of a white supremacist attack on Black masculinity. It is the Black homophobe.
Hear tracks by Griff, Kidd G, Masayoshi Fujita and others.
A pandemic awards show that seemed poised to disappoint ended up pivoting instead, shifting its focus to women, hip-hop and most crucially, the next generation.
Megan Thee Stallion owned the stage, struggling indie venues got a much needed spotlight and the event proved a pandemic awards show doesn’t have to look like a video conference.
Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off Sunday. In this special “Diary of a Song” episode, critics for The New York Times break down the show’s premier category.
Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off this weekend for record of the year. In this special Diary of a Song episode, The New York Times’ pop music team dissects the award show’s premiere category.
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Some of pop music’s biggest names didn’t get nominations for the 2021 awards, while a diverse list of lesser-known acts filled out the ballot.
Lady Gaga transported viewers to “Chromatica” (in a mask) at an event that tried to make a virtual collection of performances and speeches appear like a communal celebration.
The pandemic has engendered new ways to flex.