Does the world need the Grammy awards? Not according to Grammy-winner Drake, who the Recording Academy cut off during his spotlight moment at the 2019 awards, after he suggested the Grammys don’t matter as much as viral popularity. After winning Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan,” Drake used his winner’s speech to encourage musicians to work on their craft regardless of recognition. “All my peers that make music from their heart, that do things pure and tell the truth, I wanna let you know we’re playing an opinion-based sport, not a factual-based sport,” he said.
“So it’s not the NBA, where at the end of the year, you’re holding a trophy because you made the right decisions or won the games.”