Grimes has never been nominated for a Grammy before and now with “Art Angels” she has received widespread critical acclaim and was named one of the best albums of 2015. Her turn toward more mainstream may help. She’s definitely overdue.
If she’s placed in Pop Vocal Album, then it will be an uphill battle. She could get one there like Lana or Florence + Machine. Her album is very pop, so I could see her label submitting Alternative Music Album but the committee being slick and moving her to pop – like they did Florence + The Machine. There are a ton of stuff that was submitted one way but moved when the committee felt differently (i.e Sade, Nicki Minaj, Florence + The Machine and I strongly believe Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep” was moved to pop).
Alternative Music Album would be her best bet.
She’s a wonderful artist, and very talented, but I have a hunch she’ll always remain under the Grammy radar.
If she ever did, it would be Alternative. Yes, Art Angels is a pop album. But it’s weird, and alternative pop, so that would be its category placement. But again, it’ll be snubbed.
No it sucks… I’d say even Tay Twit sings better LOL
She could have a chance in Pop, actually. The competition is wide open now. Only Adele and Justin Bieber are locks. Anybody else can get in and Grimes deserves it. And I wouldn’t consider her “alternative”. Art Angels is pop: synthpop. Just not the regular cheesy pop you hear on the radio.