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How the Grammys learned to be relevant – and leave their Bob Newhart moment in the past

How the Grammys learned to be relevant – and leave their Bob Newhart moment in the past

It feels odd to congratulate an awards ceremony that is already an exercise in self-congratulation. It's a bit like saying, "Thank you for cashing the check I sent you!"

But the 58th Grammy Awards deserve applause, no matter which musicians take home Grammys on Monday night. The Grammys stand out by comparison with their cinematic sibling, the Oscars. The #OscarsSoWhite controversy revealed an academy so out of touch it was practically crying out for an intervention.

The Grammys are in touch, mostly.

FULL COVERAGE: Grammy Awards 2016

The major nominees this year are...

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