It’s been a while since Lady Gaga released “Joanne,” her fifth studio album. It dropped almost a year ago on October 21, 2016, and it wasn’t the cultural phenomenon that some of her previous albums have been. But she’s a six-time Grammy winner and a three-time past nominee for Album of the Year: “The Fame” (2010), “The Fame Monster” (2011), and “Born This Way” (2012). She also just released a personal documentary on Netflix, “Gaga: Five Foot Two” that puts her back on the radar right in time for the Grammys, whose eligibility period ends on September 30.
Though “Joanne” hasn’t been Gaga’s biggest hit, this has actually been a pretty good year for the singer-songwriter. She starred in the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show, which was the most watched in history and set a record for the most Emmy nominations for a Halftime Show (six). And then came “Five Foot Two,” which documents the making of “Joanne” as well as the Halftime Show and shines a light on her fibromyalgia and anxiety struggles. Will that have an impact on the recording academy?
Our forum posters are discussing her chances. Check out some of their comments below, and join the discussion right here.
nick4bty: “I think Gaga will sneak into [Album of the Year] with this recent buzz, especially if the album has a strong Billboard run until the noms are submitted due to the documentary buzz.”
whiskywinehouse: “‘Joanne’ is NOT getting an AOTY nomination. That album was weak af and would have completely flopped like [Katy Perry’s] ‘Witness’ (if not for ‘Million Reasons’).”
PoweR: “‘Joanne’ doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near AOTY.”
Radiomon: “I’m exciting to see how the academy will react to her new material since it’s more safe and Grammy-worthy.”
BYOB: “Gaga isn’t going to win anything, but nominations for Pop Solo Performance, Pop Vocal Abum, [Song of the Year] and even Music Film sound pretty realistic. The competition isn’t even that big.”
Robinladen: “The only categories Gaga has on lock are Pop Album and Pop Solo. With her best shot at winning being Pop Solo for ‘Million Reasons.’ It’s indeed a vocal performance we haven’t heard before from her on a single, and the momentum of the Super Bowl is what really makes it a contender.”
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