MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What’s the difference between Record of the Year and Song of the Year?

Sunday night was the Grammys. While watching and scrolling Twitter I noticed a lot of people confused about what the difference was between the Record of the Year award and the Song of the Year category.

Let’s figure out it shall we…

According to the Recording Academy, the Record of the Year category “recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and / or mixer(s) if other than the artist.” The Song of the Year category “recognizes the songwriter(s).”

So there you have it. Last night Lizzo won Record of the Year for About Damn Time and Bonnie Raitt won Song of the Year for Just Like That.

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