Harry Styles’ Grammy Awards acceptance speech sparks fan-fueled firestorm
Harry Styles’ acceptance speech after winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year caused an uproar on social media on Sunday night.
“I think on nights like tonight, it’s important for us to remember that there’s no ‘best’ in music. I don’t think any of us are sitting in studio to make decisions on what’s going to get us one,” Styles said of the award in his hands, which he won for the album “Harry’s House.”
But it was the last sentence of his speech that annoyed netizens, who took on different interpretations of what he meant: “It doesn’t happen very often to people like me and it’s so, so sweet.” Thank you so much,” Styles said before passing the mic to his co-writers Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson.
Twitter users had opinions on Styles’ win on Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” album, as the loss was the fourth time she didn’t get the album of the year award. Styles faced Beyoncé and eight other artists, including Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Adele and Kendrick Lamar.
Some wondered what Styles meant by “people like me,” with him being a white male artist nominated in the same category as women and artists of color.
Meanwhile, others hoped a black artist would win the coveted prize during Black History Month.
Others are still rooting for their favorite artists, including Adele, Lizzo and Beyoncé, with some Beyoncé fans joking about an uprising against the Recording Academy.
Styles’ fans came to his defense and had their own take on the end of his speech, with some commentators acknowledging his debut on reality competition The X Factor.
Many reminded Twitter users to be kind and supportive no matter who won album of the year.
Despite the upset album of the year, Beyoncé fans also recognized a milestone for the singer when she scooped four awards this year, breaking the record for most wins by artist in Grammy history. , with a total of 32 awards to date.