Snubbed 2021 Grammy Awards Playlist

We all know that the Grammys, among other award shows, have been recently scrutinized for their racism and unfair reward system. While there were some excellent Grammy nominations and winners this award season, there were a few artists who were snubbed. Here are some artists and songs that truly deserved to win a Grammy this season.

1. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” won “Record of the Year” over “Savage,” which Eilish herself recognized was an incorrect decision during her speech for the award. “Savage” first became popular in March 2020 with the help of a viral TikTok dance. From there, it dominated the radios and pushed Megan Thee Stallion to her current level of notoriety. Savage also kicked off a year of strong female empowerment in music.

2. Rockstar – DaBaby

Also up for “Record of the Year,” DaBaby’s song would have been another excellent winner. The fairly new, young artist released his song in the heat of the pandemic and right before the George Floyd protests. The song and his live performances have been praised for their commentary on the harmful nature of police culture in America.

3. Be Your Girl – KAYTRANDA

Another song popularized by TikTok, Kaytranda is a breakout artist in the 2020 music world. Although she won a Grammy for “Best Dance Recording,” she lost the award for “Best New Artist,” to Megan Thee Stallion.

4. Last Supper – D Smoke

D Smoke was another rapper up for the “Best New Artist” Grammy. His song “Last Supper” was first performed on the music competition show Rhythm & Blues, making him the show’s first winner.

5. Canyon Moon – Harry Styles

“Canyon Moon” is one of the best songs on Harry Styles’ album “Fine Line.” Its strong vocals and beautiful melody make it a fan favorite. As a part of his best album, it should have helped push Styles to win “Best Pop Vocal Album” over Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia.”

6. Lightning & Thunder – Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend

Losing to Beyoncé’s “Black Parade” for “Best R&B Performance,” this is still one of the best tracks released by Aiko to date. John Legend has one of the smoothest voices in the music industry and the two of them together create an irresistible R&B feel.

7. Do It – Chloe and Halle

The young vocalist duo was up for the “Best R&B Song” Grammy award this season, losing to “Better Than I Imagined” by Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson. Although they didn’t win this time around, Chloe and Halle are far from done.


Almost everyone knows this song now. It also has gained popularity with its presence on TikTok. This song is from Giveon’s album “Take Time,” losing to “Bigger Love” by John Legend for Best R&B Album.