This Sunday night marks the 51st edition of The Grammy Awards. If the last few years are any indication, the organizers will attempt to woo all demographics by pairing together older musicians with younger ones, and even pair together an unknown with a Grammy nominee. Does this yearly spectacle truly honor the best of the best in music? That’s a debate for another day, but I can give you at least 10 Reasons Why you should watch the Grammy’s this Sunday:
(left: A lot of these will be handed out on Sunday night.)
#10. C’mon Now
It’s winter, it’s Sunday night, and football season is over. What the hell else do you have going on?
#9. A Reunion for Generation Y
I’m sure there were a bunch of old timers shedding a tear when Led Zeppelin reunited a couple years ago. Same goes when The Eagles broke bread again after taking a lengthy hiatus. Presenting at this year’s Grammy Awards are none other than the re-united Blink 182. Here’s hoping they’ll tell at least one fart joke.
#8. My Grammy Moment
I believe this is the third year the Grammys are letting a complete stranger perform with a nominated artist. Two years ago it was Justin Timberlake, last year it was the Foo Fighters, and this year it’s–Katy Perry. I’m not so interested in who’s performing with Katy Perry, but what they’ll do. I’m guessing they’ll either bang on a tambourine or shake an egg.
#7. Sorry Ringo
Paul McCartney will be backed on drums by Dave Grohl. (I think Grohl has officially played with every big name in music now.)
#6. Beyonce Watch
A couple years ago on the Grammys it seemed like Beyonce performed 10 different times. Have a poll with your friends to see how many times she takes the stage this year. And let’s face it, even it you won’t admit it, you wanna see that “Single Ladies” dance, don’t you?
#5. F’ the Four Tenors
Yo, who needs the Four Tenors when you got Jay-Z, Kanye, Lil’ Wayne, and T.I. performing “Swagga Like Us.”
#4. Bo Knows
All-star, super-group jam-out, paying tribute to the late Bo Diddley.
#3. Something For Everyone
You can’t tell me having M.I.A., Neil Diamond, and The Jonas Brothers all under one roof doesn’t make for interesting TV.
#2. A Bone For All of You
#1. Can Tha Carter III Be King?
Lil’ Wayne leads the nomination pack with eight. I’m kind of hoping he wins Album Of The Year, which would make Tha Carter III the first Album Of The Year featuring a song called “Pussy Monster.” Unprecedented baby!