Houston Dominates at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
One thing about Houston, the city produces amazing artists. From street art to theater, the Houston arts scene never ceases to stay in the public eye and produces a diverse array of stars who climb their inevitable way to the top. Houston even has its own rap and music scene, boasting artists like Paul Wall, Lizzo, and Travis Scott. But the two Houstonians most recently making headlines are none other than the dynamic duo of Megan Thee Stallion, and Beyoncé Knowles.
Last Sunday was the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, and while the three-hour spectacle was nothing short of entertaining, Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion’s friendship and success captivated audiences. The Houston natives took home a combined seven Grammys, including the Grammy for Best New Artist for Megan Thee Stallion, and Best Rap Song for the duo’s song “Savage Remix.”
While accepting her Grammy for Best Rap Song, Megan said “Ever since I was little, I was like, you know what? One day I’m gonna grow up and I’m going to be like the rap Beyoncé.” She said she would ask herself “Megan, what would Beyoncé do?” but now asks herself “What would Beyoncé do, but let me make it a little ratchet.”
It’s safe to say it was a successful night for Houston artists, with Lizzo presenting “Htown hottie” Megan with her Best New Artist Award, and Megan and Beyoncé sharing their friendship with the world on stage to accept their joint award. Houston is certainly a dominating force in the music scene right now, and as a Houston native, I’m certainly not sorry about it.
Sarah Stukalin is a writer and singer from Houston, TX. She is currently a junior at Bucknell University where she is studying Vocal Performance and English while contributing to on-campus publications and a classical opera ensemble. She loves learning about new artists and discovering new music. Some of her favorite artists include Mac Miller, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Megan Thee Stallion, and many more.