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Shrinking Grammys

Comments Off 01 June 2011

Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus. Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female. Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or Television. The list of Grammy categories can be overwhelming but for next year’s awards, the Recording Academy has eliminated over thirty groups including those based on gender. Though more concise, musicians like Carlos Santana and Paul Simon are unhappy about the cut back. In a letter to Grammy CEO and president Neil Portnow, Simon stated that he disagrees with the Academy’s decision to combine otherwise distinct music into one large group. Portnow maintains that the cuts were made to mainstream categories as well as non-mainstream and ethnic music.

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