In a night with few memorable performances or last-minute upsets, the 2018 Grammy Awards saw its television audience shrink by more than 20% as the industry’s biggest stars took turns jabbing President Trump and lecturing viewers on immigration, DACA, and more.
According to Deadline Hollywood, ‘Music’s biggest night’ took a ratings nosedive compared to numbers from just one year ago; with the 60th annual awards ceremony posting a measly 12.7/21 metered rating and dropping 20% from the same broadcast in 2017.
“With a 12.7/21 in metered market ratings, the Recording Academy’s big hootenanny was also way down from the early numbers for the LA-based February 13, 2017 59th annual show. By way down, I mean a just over 20% decline from last year to what looks to be an all-time low for the ceremony,” writes Deadline.
The three-and-a-half-hour broadcast limped across the finish line shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday night, and featured a highly-criticized cameo from doomed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The pre-recorded video shows the former Secretary of State reading an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s largely discredited, anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury.”
AMERICAN IDIOT: Green Day Singer SMEARS ‘Sick’ Trump, DEMANDS Impeachment
The lead singer of rock group Green Day viciously attacked President Trump on social media Tuesday, calling the Commander-in-Chief’s tough talk with North Korea “sick” and urging his followers to demand the President’s immediate impeachment.
The “American Idiot” singer Billie Joe Armstrong smeared the President on his official Instagram account just hours after Trump warned North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that he too has a “nuclear button,” but unlike Kim’s his “button works.”
“This isn’t funny. This is our president acting like a madman drunk on power THREATENING to kill innocent starving people by way of nuclear war,” posted Armstrong. “The 25th amendment needs to be enforced. This man is sick and unfit for office. I don’t care if your liberal or conservative.. this has to stop . Please share #impeachtrump.”
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This isn’t funny. This is our president acting like a madman drunk on power THREATENING to kill innocent starving people by way of nuclear war. The 25th amendment needs to be enforced. This man is sick and unfit for office. I don’t care if your liberal or conservative.. this has to stop . Please share #impeachtrump
Armstrong is no stranger to left-wing politics and liberal protests. The Green Day front man released “American Idiot” in 2004; an album largely seen as a widespread critique of former President George W. Bush and American culture.
The album went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide, and was eventually transformed into a major Broadway musical.
HANNITY: John Rich and Kaya Jones Speak Out After Vegas Rampage
Country music stars John Rich and Kaya Jones stopped by ‘Hannity’ on Monday night, speaking with Sean about the “magical” moment of unity that took place during their performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival; minutes before a lone gunman turned the concert into a killing field.
“A little over an hour before all of this went down you took to the stage, you honor the military, you invite people on. Take it from there,” said Sean.
“You look out there and there’s 22,000 people who had come in from Southern California, from Arizona, from Nevada, there were people there from Canada, people from Tennessee, all over the United States and North America singing ‘God Bless America’ at the top of their lungs with their phones held high with the lights on,” said John Rich, half of the famed country duo Big & Rich.
“Of course, not everybody in the audience agrees with each other, but we all agree that we’re Americans and we sing together. That happened, and not long after that you know the exact 180 that happened as the carnage began to take place,” he added.
“Kaya, you got to participate in that last night, tell us what that was like for you,” said Sean.
“It was magical. It was every color, creed, religion, everyone was coming together. It was unity,” said Kaya Jones. “We had veterans on stage, it was paying homage to them and what they do for our nation. To think that moments later people were gunned down.”
“When people try to politicize this kind of stuff, to me it’s so disgusting to hear that. That’s America standing in that crowd. That’s not one party or another party,” added Rich.
Watch John Rich and Kaya Jones on ‘Hannity’ above