In the immediate afterglow of the Grammy Awards this past Sunday, many in the media swooned over Beyoncé — who lost most of the major awards to Adele — and accused the ceremony of racism.
Singer Joy Villa also made headlines with her “Make America Great Again” dress — and was vilified by many commentators and attacked on social media by the Left.
Now that a little more time has passed, everyday people have been able to respond to the Grammy Awards — and their perspective is quite different from the loud voices drowning social media and media headlines immediately following Sunday night’s events.
Joy Villa’s attempt to stand out from the crowds in Hollywood amid the constant Trump hysteria paid off. Her album “I Make the Static” is currently topping the digital sales chart on Amazon.
Two other singles of hers — “Get Your Freedom” and “Empty” — have also shot into the top 10 in digital sales on the site.
“I Make the Static” has also hit the #1 spot on iTunes for best-selling albums. This is despite the fact that Villa was not even nominated for a Grammy Sunday night. Meanwhile, Adele’s “25” album, which won Best Album of the Year, sits at #6 on iTunes.
Villa said this week her decision to wear the bold dress was a statement against Hollywood’s “suppressive atmosphere.”
“I was tired of being pushed down so that I couldn’t say my beliefs. And being fearful of losing sales. Losing fans. Losing bookings. Losing contracts and sponsorship,” she told Breitbart. “You know, that’s my day-to-day. And a lot of my friends have the same thing. And we live in Hollywood, which is supposed to be the most open-viewpoint city. But the truth is there was a lot of hate and a lot of negativity, and I wanted to change the storyline to love and support and unity as an American,” she said.
Meanwhile, Carlos Santana, the winner of 10 Grammy Awards and often referred to as one of the greatest guitar players alive, had something to say about Beyoncé that didn’t quite fall in line with those accusing the Grammy Awards of racism for not giving the singer the night’s top award for “Lemonade.”
“I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing,” Santana told the Australian Associated Press. “With all respect to our sister Beyoncé, Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like [a] modeling kind of music — music to model a dress — she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.”
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Santana later said he had “the utmost respect for Beyoncé” — though he should feel no need to apologize or clarify. He said exactly what was on the minds of those who voted for the Grammy Award winners and the many folks watching Sunday night who prefer Adele’s style to Beyoncé’s.