Ghanaian music sensation Wendy Shay, signed under RuffTown Records, has shared her perspective on the Grammy Awards, asserting that winning the prestigious accolade should not be the sole determinant of a musician’s success.
In a recent interview on Showbiz 360, Wendy Shay emphasized the need for Ghanaians to manage their expectations regarding Grammy wins, despite acknowledging the award’s global significance.
“I feel like when our Ghanaian brothers hear of something like this, they should manage their expectations because they take it as a World Cup. I feel like music is bigger than all of these things,” Wendy Shay expressed, highlighting her belief in the expansive nature of musical success.
While recognizing the Grammy as a significant achievement, she urged against allowing it to overshadow the broader impact of music on individuals and society.
“I am not downplaying the fact that Grammy is the biggest award in music history. It is good to be recognized; I mean, we will be happy if one day, God willing, we should win. But that should not be the end of the world if it happens,” she remarked.
Wendy Shay drew attention to iconic musicians like Bob Marley and Tupac, who, despite not winning Grammy awards, left an indelible mark on music history. She emphasized that success in music should not be solely measured by Grammy accolades.
“I feel like some of the greatest musicians that ever walked on this planet, such as Bob Marley, Tupac, never won Grammy awards, so that should not be the yardstick. All I am saying is, it should not be the standard to measure the success of a musician,” Wendy Shay noted.
In her view, music’s profound impact on the soul and its ability to bring happiness should be considered the ultimate goal, transcending the confines of any award ceremony. Wendy Shay’s perspective challenges the prevailing notion that a Grammy win is the pinnacle of success for musicians worldwide.