Arré Checklist: India’s Top Picks for the Grammys


Arré Checklist: India’s Top Picks for the Grammys

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


he 60th Grammy Awards were a star-studded affair, inundated with hip-hop heavyweights like Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z in the general categories. Off-centre pop princesses Lorde, SZA, and Julia Michaels were also up for top honours. As usual, the Grammys tried to please everyone and ended up pleasing no one.

The generic catchiness and danceability of Bruno Mars meant that he cleaned up multiple categories with his album, 24K Magic. Still, of the nominees, Mars is likely the only one most Indians will recognise. What the nation really wants to know is why our desi picks are never taken into consideration, what with all these foreign pop stars making landfall on our shores and regaling us with their most dated hits! Here’s a look at the India nominees for the really real Grammys.