Who’s more soulful: Ari Lennox or Lizzo? | The Tylt
Who’s more soulful: Ari Lennox or Lizzo?
Ari Lennox has a point. Soul has a very specific sound and feel that she embodies. Lizzo…not so much. The fact that she got the award over someone whose specialty is soul music exposes the gigantic, gaping holes in how certain artists are treated.
This isn’t to say that Lizzo isn’t talented and deserving of awards—she clearly is. But her sound intermixes pop, R&B, hip-hop and dance. It’s best if the appropriate artists are awarded their dues.
Just to be clear, Lizzo won the Album/Mixtape of the Year award. Ari Lennox actually lost against H.E.R. for Best Female Artist and also against Chris Brown for Best Collaboration. Even Beyoncé and Cardi B walked away with awards! Are they more soul than Ari Lennox or Lizzo? Why is poor old Lizzo the only one catching flack?
We all know that award shows are just a popularity contest, anyway. It does one no good when they drag other artists through the mud for getting something they didn’t.
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