No doubt about it. The Grammys are in trouble. Aside from an occasional moment of actual artistry here and there - like Annie Lennox's recent performance - over the past decade, the barely credible awards show that celebrates, what it claims, are music's best and brightest, has made it its mission to hype the same overly-processed/produced artists, singing the same overly-produced songs, and saying the same ridiculous things. If that's not enough proof the show's relevance is in a downward spiral, just look at the numbers.
Last Sunday's telecast of the annual awards show netted its lowest ratings in over six years, combined with a 10% drop in viewers in the all-important 18-49 demographic.