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Should the northern Harford County area have its own 'snow zone' for inclement weather days?

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2023 Grammys opens music world; Many artists walk home with awards

A night filled with lights, cameras, music, and awards, the Grammys were held on Feb. 4, with many artists taking home new statues to put on their bookshelves. 

     Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Joni Mitchell, Luke Combs, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Travis Scott, U2, and Billy Joel were all featured during the evening. Joel performed his brand new song Turn the Lights Back on, the first song he released in the last 17 years; this was his first time performing the new song live. 

     Eilish won Song of the Year for What Was I Made For?  which was featured in the Barbie movie, and performed it live at the event. She was also nominated for Record of the Year, but Flowers by Miley Cyrus won the award. This was the first Grammy that Cyrus has ever won, and she got to perform the award winning song. Cyrus also took home another award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

     Junior Katie Jones’ favorite performance of the night was “Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs,” but she also really enjoyed “Olivia Rodrigo there.”

     The Best New Artist category had eight different nominees, but Victoria Monet took home the award.      Taylor Swift took home two Grammys for her album, Midnights. She was awarded Best Pop Vocal Album. When she was giving her speech, she announced her newest album that will be coming out April 19, called The Tortured Poets Department. Swift also took home the Album of the Year award for Midnights. This was her fourth award, and now holds the title with the most awards in this category.

     Jones said she feels like artist Lana Del Rey was “robbed,” during the night of the Grammys, because she was nominated for 11 different categories but walked away with no awards. Rey has been in the music industry since 2007 and still hasn’t won a Grammy, “even though she keeps getting nominations,” said Jones. 

     The award for the Best Country Album  of the year was given to Laney Wilson for Bell Bottom Country. The Best R&B Album  was awarded to SZA for Snooze. This was her third Grammy; Jones’ favorite award that was given was the “Best R&B Album for SZA,” she said.

     Jones also said she feels like the Grammys should make the competition so “if you win Album of the Year, which is the biggest award, you shouldn’t be able to run for smaller awards with smaller competition.”

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