I don’t see the logic for Billboard including Demi Lovato here. Do they think she will get a nomination due to sales?
First week US sales (SPS) for female ‘pop’ artists this year – perhaps not a complete list and we need to include Joanne (Lagy Gaga) which was over 200k in 2016.
Katy Perry – Witness – #1 – 180k
Kesha – Rainbow – #1 – 117…[Read more]
Pure sales are good for Gaga, but when we look at Spotify we see 152M global plays for Million Reasons, which compares with 1,351M for Shape of You, 464M for Castle on a Hill, 413M for Galway Girl, 256M for Perfect and altogether Ed Sheeran has six songs on Divide with over 150M Spotify plays.
LWYMMD has almost 180M plays, Bodak Yellow has 111M…[Read more]
Perhaps Fiona Apple is not a good comparison.
Lorde – Melodrama
metacritic.com – 91
albumoftheyear.org – 91
Billboard 200 #1
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel
metacritic.com – 89
albumoftheyear.org – 87
Billboard 200 #3
The following link is for highest rated albums filtered for albums with 20+ reviews and might need a desktop…[Read more]
alex00g2 replied to the topic 2018 Grammy for Best New Artist: Is this an especially slow year? in the forum Music 3 weeks, 2 days ago
To be eligible in the category of Best New Artist, an artist, duo, or group:
* Must have released a minimum of five singles/tracks or one album, but no more than 30 singles/tracks or three albums in their career to date.
* May not have entered into this category more than three times, including as a performing member of an established group.
alex00g2 replied to the topic 2018 Grammy for Best New Artist: Is this an especially slow year? in the forum Music 3 weeks, 6 days ago
FOR YOUR GRAMMY CONSIDERATION: WHERE DOES ALESSIA FIT?
Cara was passed over for a Best New Artist Grammy nod last year, despite being a very worthy contender. And although we think she should have been nominated last year, and inside sources have told us that she was voted into the Top Five, there is no…
If you don’t think critical acclaim should matter, then you must have been very happy with the results of the last two years, where the biggest selling albums from Taylor Swift and Adele won AOTY over more acclaimed albums.
But judging from some of your other posts, you don’t seem happy with results in 2016 and 2017 matching the choice of…[Read more]
Melodrama is most critically acclaimed pop album in the last 10 years and the second most acclaimed album by a female artist over that same period (only Beyonce’s Lemonade has a higher score on metacritic).
Perhaps the Grammys is just a sales contest these days, but I think they at least like to pretend that a critically acclaimed album can win…[Read more]
alex00g2 replied to the topic 2018 Grammy for Best New Artist: Is this an especially slow year? in the forum Music 4 weeks ago
I tend to agree with the suggestion that Julia, SZA and Khalid are locks.
Is Cardi B going to grab the #1 spot on the Hot 100 with Bodak Yellow? not an easy thing to do for a female rapper. Main problem for her might be that she doesn’t have a lot else to back it up with.