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There is no industry in which the


has not affected


Music has been no exception, although it altruistically distilled so much heat on the homes of millions of people crouched before the scourge of the virus.

That is why it is foreseeable that




at Staples Center in Los Angeles, in which



Taylor Swift


Dua Lipa

carry the favorites, will be focused on evaluating what has been lost in a devastating year. for a business in full reinvention phase.

The gala, presented by

Trevor Noah

and with the classic plethora of stars on stage - there will be 22 in total,

Billie Eilish


Post Malone




Bad Bunny


Doja Cat

among them - will feature a longer than usual in memoriam segment for remember the artists who died in 2020. Up to 800 names considered by the Recording Academy of the United States to include in the special, which will also focus on concert halls and clubs throughout the country that have felt the hardest hit of the



Some of your employees will be in charge of delivering the prizes.

Yes indeed.

It will not be a virtual gala after postponing it for six weeks due to the


, as the executive producer for these



Ben Winston




They will unfold the performances on five stages, some recorded and others live, in a sequence that will make it difficult for the viewer to tell the difference.

And there will be a red carpet.

With many limitations, but there will be.

Only five American media are accredited to cover it.

More than a year has passed since the previous edition of the


in which Los Angeles woke up - on January 26, 2020 - to the tragic news of the death of

Kobe Bryant

and his daughter


in a helicopter accident.

So sudden and unexpected was that as the tumble that the


caused a

few weeks later and that these awards now condition.

What has not changed is the tension around the Recording Academy and its awards after years of constant criticism of the roots.

Like the


and the

Golden Globes

, the


seem to suffer from the same endemic evil: lack of inclusion.

This year, one of the musical phenomena of the moment, the Weeknd, has joined the boycott list against the organization.

His latest album,

After Hours

, did not achieve a single nomination for the golden gramophones despite the unappealable public and critical success of

Blinding Lights


The Canadian alleges that the voting system is as suspicious as it is unacceptable because of the role played by anonymous committees of experts that review the nominations proposed by the thousands of members of the Academy.

"Because of the secret committees I will no longer let my record label present my work to the


" he wrote in a statement.

He is not alone in his attacks on the Musical Academy.

Kanye West




Frank Ocean

were protagonists at the time of clashes with the institution before awards that for 13 years have not awarded the album of the year to an African American.

The last to do so was

Herbie Hancock

in 2008 for his tribute to

Joni Mitchell


On Sunday an African-American,


, will start with more nominations than anyone, nine, despite not having released a new album since 2016. However, the bets are on


and her surprise album,


, secretly born during the quarantine.

If she achieves the award for best album, she would become the first woman to win it three times, also joining an Olympus in which only

Stevie Wonder


Frank Sinatra


Paul Simon are


In addition to that star war,

Dua Lipa

leaves with six nominations along with other favorites such as

Roddy Ricch


Billie Eilish


Megan Thee Stallion






Jhené Aiko

, in a night with a Latin presence from

Bad Bunny

, with two nominations,

Ricky Martin

and the Colombian



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