Which Grammy categories need to be created or brought back ?

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  • Profile photo of MArcusMarcus222
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    #388088

    Even though a lot of the Grammy categories have been cut to “increase competition”, an increase of competition just means that only the Grammy favorites and the most popular songs are guaranteed to be nominated and win every time.

    In Your opinion, which categories should be brought back, which ones need to be created, and which ones should be elminated ?

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    Profile photo of Shawn Capriolashawnigans
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    #388090

    They seriously need to go back to having pop male and pop female categories. There’s just way too much competition in that field each year. I thought it was absurd they combined it to begin with.

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    Profile photo of James Otto Sweet HeartJames Otto Sweet Heart
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    #388091

    To me, the awards for Best Country Collaboration and Instrumental need to be brought back.

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly

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    Profile photo of Karol MichalskiKaRol
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    #388092

    needs to be created:
    -Best Pop Song
    -Best Alternative Performance & Song

    needs to be eliminated:
    -Best Traditional R&B Performance (no other field have such category…)
    -Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (no other field have such category… maybe there should be Best Cover Album or sth?)
    -Best Country Duo,Group or Collaboration
    -Best Pop/Duo Group Performance
    -Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

    maybe Grammys should go the Emmys’ road and have 6 nominees in each category?

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    Profile photo of Keith24Emmy
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    #388093

    Why isn’t there a pop song category? The other major genres have one.

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    #388094

    There should be separate categories for Country, Pop, and R&B Group Performances and Collaborative Performances. Groups are being overshadowed by collabs like Florence and the Machine. And eliminate all of the rap categories unless the Recording Academy chooses to reward artists outside of Jay and ‘ye, of which there are many. Get rid of Traditional R&B Performance and Urban Contemporary Album. Also add Pop Song.

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    Profile photo of Marcus SnowdenMarcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #388095

    Bring back Best Classical Album. They know that a classical album will never be nominated for Album of the Year! It’ll never happen!

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    Profile photo of James Otto Sweet HeartJames Otto Sweet Heart
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    #388096

    needs to be eliminated:
    -Best Country Duo,Group or Collaboration

    If that award were to be done away with, that would single out the several acts in country music who are not soloists.

    Lady Antebellum
    Rascal Flatts
    The Band Perry
    Zac Brown band
    Eli Young Band
    Little Big Town
    Sugarland
    Montgomery Gentry
    Love & Theft
    Thompson Square
    Florida Georgia Line
    Big & Rich

    Those acts are just the beginning. The fact that duos and groups have to compete against one another is already enough.

    God bless you and them always!!!

    Holly

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    #388097

    There should be separate categories for Country, Pop, and R&B Group Performances and Collaborative Performances. Groups are being overshadowed by collabs like Florence and the Machine.

    For the record, Florence + The Machine has never won a single grammy. But I completely understand your point, collaborations and groups NEED to be seperated. Same with Pop Solo to male and female, as well as the addition of Pop Song.  

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    #388098

    I’ve said it for many years that there should be a Best Pop Song of the Year category. All the other genre’s have one and so should the Pop field. What about another General Field category like Best Artist of the Year?

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    #388099

    Any of the categories that used to be divided by gender. They shouldn’t have been disbanded to begin with.

    I wouldn’t mind a “Pop Song” category. I’d also like to see the Urban/Alternative Category brought back. Too many good songs are falling through the cracks there.

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    #388100

    – Bring back the genre performance categories (i.e. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance)
    – Best Inspirational Performance
    – Best Urban/Alternative Performance   

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    [quote=”tuckerv”]There should be separate categories for Country, Pop, and R&B Group Performances and Collaborative Performances. Groups are being overshadowed by collabs like Florence and the Machine.

    For the record, Florence + The Machine has never won a single grammy. But I completely understand your point, collaborations and groups NEED to be seperated. Same with Pop Solo to male and female, as well as the addition of Pop Song.  [/quote]

    What I meant, and I get that it wasn’t clear, is that Florence should’ve won this year as a Group but were overshadowed by a Collab (Gotye & Kimbra). I know Florence doesn’t have a Grammy and that, my friend, is a crime.

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    #388102

    This is how I would organize the fields 

    Pop
    -Pop Female
    -Pop Male
    -Pop Group
    -Pop Collaboration
    -Pop Song
    -Pop Vocal album

    R&B
    -R&B Female
    -R&B Male
    -R&B Duo or Group/Collaboration
    -R&B Song
    -R&B Album
    -Urban/Contemporary Album

    Country
    -Country Female
    -Country Male
    -Country Duo or Group
    -Country Collaboration
    -Country Song
    -Country Album

    Rap
    -Rap Solo Performance
    -Rap/Sung Collaboration
    -Rap duo or Group
    -Rap Song
    -Rap Album

    Rock
    -Rock Solo
    -Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Performance
    -Rock Instrumental Performance
    -Rock Duo or Group/Collaboration
    -Rock Song
    -Rock Album

    I was thinking creating a separate Traditional Field
    -Traditional Performance (Cominbed all the generes)
    -Traditional Vocal Album  

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    #388103

    I like it more female and male combined. It makes it more competitive.

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