Royal Oak Tribune

Grammys change name of category to seek inclusion


NEWYORK» The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, an attempt to find “a more relevant, modern and inclusive term.” The Recording Academy said in a statement that the new name “symbolizes a departure from the connotatio­ns of colonialis­m, folk and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied.” The step comes some five months after the Academy made changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including renaming the best urban contempora­ry album category to best progressiv­e R&B album.

It also follows a similar recent step made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which changed the name of its best foreign language film Oscar to best internatio­nal feature film.

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