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Old 03-03-2002, 07:39 AM   #1
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U2 loving, pop bashing article on the Grammys from our country's biggest newspaper

(just taking out the best bits, the rest of the article is just naming who won what)

Grammys handed out

Almost nothing at all for the puppets

This year's Grammys weren't divided so bad at all. The main award of american music industry is usually awarded based on the criteria of market success. Artistic impression comes second. Well, on Saturday night some of last year's best musicians got awarded justly.

Meanwhile, commercial pop stars were left to entertain the public in Los Angeles Staples centre, and they weren't even doing well at that.
Rapper Nelly helped out the pop puppets from the group NSync, but only left an impression of someone being at the wrong place at the wrong time, who's going to regret it in a few weeks time already. Backstreet boys and Britney Spears could only present the awards, while they weren't even trusted to sing this time.
And it's better that way. Sept 11th caused a positive idea in music - that a manufactured plastic pop can be a shape of escapism, while feelings, power and more genuine entertainment sticks with the rock authors, soul singers and rappers. Wednesday's Grammys mostly confirmed that.

U2, who didn't even get nominated at the Brits two weeks ago (not once; but Brits went to such music talents as S Club 7 or Westlife) won 4 Grammys.
Alicia Keys, inspite of numerous awards, didn't receive the main ones. She got 3 in the R&B categories and song of the year (Fallin').
Main awards went to U2: record of the year, rock album of the year, rock group performance, pop group performance.
One of the biggest losers was India Arie, who had 7 nominations and didn't get any awards. Still, she's satisfied - she got a lot of attention due to the nominations, and also at the ceremony with a great performance of the hit "Video". She would have deserved some of the Grammys Alicia Keys won, but it looks like american music industry needed a big winner again - a winner that is marketingly more attractive than India without compromises and her full-blood music from the album Acoustic soul. But she has the future ahead. Grammys aren't getting away from her.

(ps: article also features a picture of U2, with the signature: U2 won 4 Grammys, including best rock album and record of the year. U2 also opened the Grammy ceremony with a performance of Walk on.)


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I'm curious from what newspaper this article is from?
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I'm curious from what newspaper this article is from?
It's called Delo. (Work, Labour)
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Wow. You have smart journalists down there!Funny
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