9 Reasons Hamilton Deserves All the Love From the Grammys
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?
That's the question answered by the Grammy-winning musical, Hamilton. The story follows the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton . . . sounds boring, right? WRONG! It's all performed to a hip-hop-infused musical score that has amassed a cult following — history has its eyes on Hamilton.
The musical has earned rave reviews from critics, but it's on social media where it has won the most praise. Hamilton's Instagram page has over 131,000 followers, and obsessed fans have built their own jokes around lines from the musical. And while creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was young, scrappy, and hungry when it all began, these days he is performing for stars like President Obama, Beyoncé and you know, just the whole audience at the Grammys. (Haven't seen his acceptance speech? You need to watch it right now.) So, if you still aren't sure what it's all about or if you'll just never be satisfied with what you've read so far, read on for a refresher.