Column: Doja Cat snubbed at the Grammys

It has been over 10 days since the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Like every year, some artists won their rightfully deserved awards, others got snubbed, and some were not even nominated when they definitely should have (cough, cough, The Weeknd).

I try not to care too much about the Grammys because I know that every year, there will be snubs. Every year, more people realize how little these award shows truly mean when they continually snub some of the most deserving artists, and I am definitely with those people.

But I would be lying if I said that I didn’t excitedly wait to read the Grammy results as they came rolling in this year.

I was so happy to see my favorite artists take home awards, including Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles, and many others.

I am so proud of all the talented artists that took home awards that night, but I was shocked to see that Doja Cat left the Grammys without a single award.

Doja Cat has been in the music industry for quite some time now, but it wasn’t until “Say So” that she really broke into the mainstream, immediately becoming one of the strongest pop stars of our time.

She is a fresh new voice in the music industry, with the sound, the look, and the stage presence that has the pop stars of the future taking notes. She literally dominated all of 2020, having hit song after hit song after hit song that just kept people watching her every move.

Considering that “Say So” was undoubtedly one of the most popular songs of 2020, I was so sure Doja Cat had this one in the bag. The fact that she performed that song multiple times but gave it a new spin every single time is proof alone of her incredible artistry.

So how come she didn’t leave home with a single award? It does not seem right after the incredible year she has had.

I thought so many more artists were snubbed this year that I could write 10 more columns about it, but I always keep this in mind: Their time may not be now, but they’ll eventually get their moment.

But it just felt like this should have been Doja Cat’s moment.

Love her or hate her, you cannot deny the impact that Doja Cat has and will continue to have on the music industry. If anybody deserved a Grammy at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, it was her.


Kyara Morales-Rodriguez is a junior English major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]