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September 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm #1202203508
I haven’t participated this thread in a long time, but this thread caught my eye, and warranted my reply. She absolutely she should have more than 5, and it’s a colossal joke that she doesn’t. Don’t at me with anything to the contrary!September 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm #1202203587
Mariah should absolutely have more than 5 wins, but the grammys have never been her friend so.September 13, 2017 at 10:35 am #1202211858
Mariah was never popular with the GRAMMYs. I think it stems from early on in her career when critics suggested she wasn’t soulful enough or that her voice was used to technically impress but didn’t emote real feelings. Which is complete BS!
Or it might be that back then, the GRAMMYs had a bias against HUGE commercial success. Now, if you sell 30 million records you automatically win AOTY or at least ROTY/SOTY. “One Sweet Day” definitely deserves Pop Duo/Group. “Daydream” was THE Pop album of the year. That should’ve won too.September 14, 2017 at 10:01 am #1202212711
I think Mariah’s missed opportunities were Pop Album and Pop Collaboration in 1996, and maybe “Emotions” for Best Female Pop (although Whitney Houston had a good entry with “All The Man That I Need,” which would have also been a deserving alternative to “Something to Talk About”). Joni Mitchell definitely won Pop Album due to her veteran status (though I think her album was much more acclaimed than Mariah’s, despite only selling scraps), and there had to have been some major vote-splitting amongst the big hits in Pop Collaboration. Everything else that year rightfully went to Alanis, Anita, Seal and Annie.
Her competition has been fairly stiff over the years, though. Don’t really see how anyone can dispute Erykah’s innovative and sultry “On & On” winning Best Female R&B Vocal Performance over “Honey,” for example.September 14, 2017 at 11:57 am #1202212825
I remember when Mariah Carey debuted back in 1990 (damn, I’m an old bitch). A lot of critics felt she was a Whitney Houston knock-off/wannabe. That may have been a reason why the Grammys were lukewarm to her in regards to her winning.September 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1202212841
I’m surprised she only got one nomination for the whole Butterfly project. I know it was not a blockbuster like the previous two albums but the 1998 lineup for album of the year were hardly big hits. Ironically the year after it would practically be an all-female nominee lineup!
By the way the Butterfly album is turning 20 years old this weekend!September 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm #1202212895
Mariah Carey received three nominations during the Butterfly era:
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – “Butterfly”
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance – “Honey”
Best R&B Song – “Honey”September 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm #1202213128
The whole thing about this is, to say Mariah was robbed over the years is to say that the actual winners where not worthy of the Grammy. My definition of robbed or snubbed is if lesser material got recognized over what I consider better material.
I Looked at who and what Mariah lost to over the years and those were legit winners for the most part. She just had very tough competition at the time.September 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1202213217
I overlooked the nominations of Honey, but I’m still surprised the album itself did not get any nominations. I wonder if Billboard is going to post a 20th anniversary celebration article…September 15, 2017 at 2:33 am #1202213362
“All I Wanna Do’s vocals over Hero’s vocals?”
The vocal Grammy isnt about who can hit the high notes. Not being able to belt doesn’t make you less of an artist or singer. Vocal performance is using whatever voice you have to best ability bringing a song to life…that’s why Britney got multiple nominations because only she could have brought those songs to life in her own Britney way.
The industry is big enough for all types of voices. There are certain Mariah songs that Rihanna would have no business attempting just like there are certain Rihanna songs that Mariah could never do justice.
So its about the overall product and you don’t get extra credit for hitting high notes that the song requires you to hit.September 16, 2017 at 1:35 am #1202214127
That is true. It’s not about the vocal performance alone but how the vocals of an artist had an impact to entire production. But I must say she may have lost some of her nominations but I’m glad she was nominated than being largely ignored especially those songs that we now considered as Classic. Her old songs stand the test of time.September 16, 2017 at 1:45 am #1202214140
Way back 2006 Grammy’s I am really pissed that Female R&B or Contemporary R&B Album was not presented in the live telecast. Aside from her glorious performance that night she could have another Grammy moment if it was presented. What we have are her 90’s moment then nothing further.September 16, 2017 at 9:49 am #1202214355
Every on of her losses was deserved if you look at who she lost to (except maybe 1996 pop collaboration). She usually had a strong album or performance but never the best of the year.September 16, 2017 at 9:51 am #1202214358
I overlooked the nominations of Honey, but I’m still surprised the album itself did not get any nominations. I wonder if Billboard is going to post a 20th anniversary celebration article…
Why? It was just a regular album that came and went. It wasn’t groundbreaking, wasn’t a game changer, wasn’t even one of the biggest of the year. There really is no reason for Billboard to celebrate it. Maybe a Mariah fansite can write some article on it but aside from Daydream and Emancipation there really isn’t any Mariah album worthy of a celebratory article to be honest.