Grammy clout gone way of the dodo

Adele (Reuters files)

Adele (Reuters files)

Jason MacNeil, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

The last major hit The Who had could be purchased not on iTunes but on 8-track.

Consider that in the wake of Wednesday night's broadcast of the Grammy nominations -- an event for an industry continually collapsing onto itself.

Organizers should be given kudos for at least trying to create some semblance of excitement or hype by turning to such artists as -- in addition to The Who -- Ne-Yo and Maroon 5.

But the Grammys themselves are now the musical equivalent of the Rose Bowl in American college football. It's still known as the granddaddy of all music award shows but one that lost much of its clout and luster years ago for a variety of reasons.

One of the bigger reasons is simply the amount of award shows every year.

From the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards on both sides of the Atlantic to The Brits and numerous country music shows, the Grammys no longer stand head and shoulders above the competition.


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