I watched a bit of the MOBO awards last night, but only about three minutes’ worth. As I tuned in there was a category where two of the nominees were Jessie J and Katy B which made it sound like they were not so much recording artists as child protection cases being granted anonymity.
It seems to be a bit of a trend. Look at the charts (*) and you can find Jamie T, Juici J, Charli XCX and Schoolboy Q which sounds even more like a child protection case than all the rest put together.
When did this become a thing? I blame Jay-Z
(*) Or don’t. Not if you are my age. I looked at the official top 100 singles and I reckon I only know about three of them. And that is only because Snow Patrol are inexplicably in there with Chasing Cars.