Grammy 2018: Who Will Win Best Rap Album?

"Urban culture is now pop culture", the famous producer behind the works of hip-hop giants Jay-Z and Kanye West, No I.D said to the New York Times. But the fact that it will be settled at Madison Square Garden is a result of the biggest Grammy battle waged previous year.

Catch the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

As recently as the '90s, the Grammys alternated between NY and Los Angeles.

A blue text bubble that reads, "you got robbed" springs to mind for all those who remember the anger they felt when Macklemore racked up four new pieces of hardware in 2014, notably beating out Good Kid, m.A.A.d City for Best Rap Album. Since then, Mr. Duckworth has now taken home seven Grammys, but in retrospect, the defining moment that followed his upsetting snub in 2014 was arguably one of the best things that could have happened for the newly prospering rapper.

"It is incredibly exciting that "Music's Biggest Night" will return to the world's greatest city", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said when the announcement was made. "But on the other hand, there's just an excitement in the city that's excited about having us back here and we're excited to be here".

Several top rock acts of the 1980s, such as Journey, Guns N' Roses, and Foreigner have never won a Grammy Award despite each selling over 45 million albums and singles. So it's safe to say that he has been breaking new boundaries. However, he admits there are issues with bringing the ceremony to NY.

Statistical breakdown: Halep saves two match points in Kerber thriller
She said: "I wasn't very happy with how I played today but still I was fighting and trying to stay in the match. This is Halep's best run in Melbourne , and the 26-year-old said: "It's really nice to be in the semis".

"The reality is that it's a major undertaking in many respects", said Portnow. "And that's why we fought so hard and worked so hard to bring them back". No. 2 is the weather. The pop star still secured two nominations this year, for Best Song Written For Visual Media for her and Zayn Malik's Fifty Shades Darker duet, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", and Best Country Song for Little Big Town's Swift-penned tune "Better Man".

However, that has been the case for years.

At a ribbon-cutting on The Recording Academy's new Manhattan headquarters Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was proud the awards had returned to NY.

"Everything just costs more to do in NY versus Los Angeles, in terms of facilities, stagehands, hotel rooms, transportation, general expenses of the show - all of which we account for, but it's just a different animal", Ehrlich added.

This shift acknowledges the contributions of artists of color in the music industry. This year's consistently strong nominees in numerous categories give me hope that the Grammys will pick what is truly the best, but we'll see who exactly gets the gold on January 28.

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