While I don’t necessarily disagree with some of what you’re saying, I find it disrespectful that you commented on my piece without reading it first. Because if you had, you would have seen within the first few paragraphs that I did, in fact, listen to all of the music he created this year. I gave my opinion on his art, as well as the many other artists who were nominated.
I do believe Justin is very talented. He can do much better.
I used to listen to him all the time, and I can’t deny he’s released some phenomenal work in the last ten years. But this year, I do not believe his work was good enough to label him as Artist of the Year. The fact that the many others who outdid him were non white or women is not something to shrug off.
This is my subjective opinion, and we can agree to disagree.