Jay-Z says “RENAISSANCE” deserves the title of “Album of the Year”.
Jay-Z shares his thoughts and announces his wife Beyoncé’s album RENAISSANCE should have taken home the Grammy for Album of the Year.
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Jay-Z shared his thoughts ahead of the 2023 GRAMMYs
The music mogul sat down for an exclusive interview with Tidal ahead of Sunday’s awards ceremony. And explained that while there’s excitement surrounding his wife’s nomination for Album of the Year, he doesn’t get too caught up in the emotions.
Yes, I remove myself from the process and hope they just get it right. It got to the point where I thought it was just a marketing thing. You’re leaving, you’ve got an album out and it might help increase sales. It got to that point, but deep down… Again, we grew up idolizing this. It was like one of the pillars for us…
The 53-year-old went on to explain why he thinks his wife’s latest work deserved the award.
Look what it has done to the culture. Look how the energy of the world was moving. They play their whole album in the club. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this. The whole whole joint – like, everything?! Every remix is great. Everyone is inspired. It inspired the world.
Jay went on to state that each cover released by fans is “better than the last”.
It inspires creativity… If only it inspires creativity, then this is an album. This has to be album of the year. It must be.
In the days before #GRAMMYs Jay Z was asked why Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE deserves the Album of the Year trophy.
“If it just inspires creativity, then this is an album. This has to be album of the year. It must be.” pic.twitter.com/lqDBXRAqnX
— RENAISSANCE updates (@B7Album) February 6, 2023
The mogul addressed his frustration with the Grammys
The Brooklyn-raised rapper also addressed his longtime frustration with the Grammys.
The truth is that we grew up wanting to be at the Grammys and that was our goal. We just want them to do it right. We want that. … Obviously it’s music and everything is subjective, but you have to be in the stadium. That’s all we want. We just want them to get it right because we love it so much…
Jay went on to explain that he felt the Grammys “missed the mark” by not awarding his album 4:44 with Album of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Also, the Grammys nominated the album eight times and Jay finished the night with zero awards.
At that moment, I thought, “You missed the opportunity,” because people are chasing after success. In this moment, this album, 4:44, was a moment for us to say, “Hip-hop is seen as a sport for young men. Now here is this album that could take us to the next realm.’ I feel like they missed the moment.
5 years ago today, JAY-Z fell at 4:44
His thirteenth album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, earning 8 #GRAMMYs nominations and spawned memorable tracks like “Smile”, “The Story of OJ” and “Family Feud”. It is currently certified PLATINUM. pic.twitter.com/M5zMNxseyv
— The Bulletin (@onthebulletin) June 30, 2022
Hov addressed his decision to perform at the 65th annual Grammys ceremony
Despite his longstanding frustration with the Grammys, the 53-year-old revealed he feels he has to go on stage “for the culture”.
I was thinking about it, I was in my head and I just broke down and I said, ‘You know, it’s a four-minute verse.’ Again, for culture, for hip-hop, we have to do this. This is not your traditional song. … It’s not your traditional structure of how you think a song that would be nominated for Song of the Year would sound like. It’s not what you expect… A four-minute verse performed at the Grammys. We owe it to culture, and it’s not even a burden. It’s a blessing. It’s easy and fun.
Roommates, are you guys happy that Jay performed despite his frustration with the Grammys? Do you agree with his feeling? RENAISSANCE Deserved album of the year?
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