Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason shares what it takes to win a Grammy Awards.
Harvey Mason, CEO of the Recording Academy, discusses the requirements for winning a Grammy Award.
In addition the CEO of the Recording Academy provides insight into the Grammy award winning process.
Nigerian music lovers were very interested in the 66th Grammy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles on February 5. 2024, and were hoping that someone from Nigeria would win.
Following the 66th Grammy Awards, disappointments surfaced as Burna Boy, Davido, Asake & Olamide, and Ayra Starr failed to win. Any of their ten nominations combined.
Harvey Mason, the president of the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, states that the Academy judges each song on its. Merit and that the winners are chosen annually based on the votes of the Academy members.
Mason stated that the Academy alone takes into account the caliber of each song that is submitted, and that information is what determines the winner, in response to concerns from journalists regarding the behind-the-scenes decision-making process.
The professionals in the United States who work in the music industry make up the Academy members, and their votes. Determine which winner in each category.
“It’s not the streams, not how many fans, not how many followers, but purely on the opinion of the membership in that particular year, that is how you win a Grammy,” Mason stated to the Journalist.
He went on to say that music professionals vote for one another instead of committees, journalists, or labels.
The results of the 66th Grammy Awards are still being discussed, as Nigerian performers were not recognized with any honors.
Ayra Starr’s “Rush,” Davido’s “Unavailable,” Asake & Olamide’s “Amapiano,” and Burna Boy’s “City Boy” were defeated by Tyla’s “Water” in the Best African Music Performance category.
The songs “Feel” by Davido and “Alone” by Burna Boy were defeated by “Pashto” by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia for Best Global Music Performance. Shakti’s “The Moment” defeated Davido’s “Timeless” and Burna Boy’s “I Told Them” for the title of Best Global Album.