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August 8, 2019 at 3:11 am #1203015360
With only August left, unless we get a surprise, these are the only big ones left.
Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver, Sleater-Kinney, Tool, Slipknot, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Sheryl Crow, Whitney, Raphael Saadiq, Midland, Tori Kelly, Rick Ross.
Obviously most of those will pan out to nothing for Grammys, but it goes to show unless we have a surprise, basically we have Bon Over and Taylor Swift left unless Lana Del Rey turns out to something bigger than her last few albums.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 7:07 am #1203015516
So we still don’t know who the special guest on the late night talk shows is tonight?August 8, 2019 at 7:31 am #1203015545
So we still don’t know who the special guest on the late night talk shows is tonight?August 8, 2019 at 7:43 am #1203015567
So we still don’t know who the special guest on the late night talk shows is tonight?
Y’all really hyped this up ?August 8, 2019 at 9:23 am #1203015645
The talented singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy nominated artist is turning 21 years old today! Happy Birthday, Shawn Mendes!August 8, 2019 at 9:47 am #1203015662
Honey, Shawn Mendes is NOT talented.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 10:27 am #1203015716
Taylor is seen as a non-factor so far but I wonder if she can turn the tide around. Now that Old Town Road is dying down she could score the #1 song and album at the same time. Being a two time winner the panel will probably not let her into AOTY easily anymore but her shots at a ROTY or SOTY are better. Curious to see what she picked as a third single.August 8, 2019 at 10:50 am #1203015743
but her shots at a ROTY or SOTY are better.
not really unless she has an instant smash waiting in the wings.
“Calm Down” could be a long-shot SOTY contender if the committee falls for its
blatant pride commercializationpro-LGBT message, but that’s about it. And even then, a Music Video nomination seems more likely than that.August 8, 2019 at 10:57 am #1203015765
not really unless she has an instant smash waiting in the wings. “Calm Down” could be a long-shot SOTY contender if the committee falls for its
blatant pride commercializationpro-LGBT message, but that’s about it. And even then, a Music Video nomination seems more likely than that.
Hmm yeah was talking pretty hypothetical. Her first two singles ain’t getting in.August 8, 2019 at 11:06 am #1203015786
With mere weeks to go before the Grammy eligibility deadline, let’s take a look at a few more contenders for the top-tier categories. Before we do, though, we feel duty-bound to note that Billie Eilish’s momentum continues apace; she’s earned her first #1 at Pop radio, further cementing this wunderkind’s status as a mass-appeal giant. Now, who else will be nipping at her heels?
Beyoncé: Columbia’s megadiva is still the queen, and she earned huge press and acclaim for her Homecoming set and documentary, based on her dazzling, HBCU-themed Coachella performance from the preceding year. It’s a document of the hardest-working artist in showbiz at the height of her powers; expect it to be remembered in the Album of the Year category.
Tyler Childers: Like Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson (who serves as producer here), Jason Isbell and other roots-minded outsiders, Childers is a serious songwriter finding new depth in classic country tropes. Just listen to his Hickman Holler/RCA set Country Squire—it’s a revelation.
J. Cole: “Middle Child” has been a huge hit for the quietest big artist in the biz, who is also among the most respected and thoughtful voices in hip-hop. Could the Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope star have this year’s equivalent of “This Is America” in the ROTY/SOTY categories?
Halsey: This Capitol breakout has run a strong and steady race on her way to superstardom, and “Without Me” was the song that brought her to critical mass, topping the Pop radio chart and earning astronomical streams. Her momentum continues, and you’re unlikely to see a ROTY/SOTY nominees list “Without” her.
Juice WRLD: The Academy missed the boat after Grade A/Interscope’s rap innovator first broke out with the chart-rocking, DSP-ruling “Lucid Dreams,” and many in the biz were shocked when he didn’t make the Best New Artist cut. Could this be the makeup year?
Lil Tecca: “Ransom,” which recently flew to #1 on Spotify’s U.S. chart, is completely en fuego. But lest you think this is just another streaming hip-hop record, Team Republic has already gotten him started at radio, where he’s receiving a warm, multiformat welcome. This one’s likely to get much bigger, with another potential hit on deck. Look for the Academy to Tecca look at him for BNA. (That joke would’ve killed in the Poconos.)
Maren Morris: It’s fitting that Columbia Nashville’s versatile young star broke Country radio’s glass ceiling with a song called “GIRL,” becoming the first female act in 18 months to hit #1 at the format. Morris’ grit, intelligence and soulful musicality—and her mainstream bona fides, as established by 2018 pop monster and ROTY/SOTY nominee “The Middle”—put her in the conversation for Album (also called GIRL, for those of you keeping score), Record and Song.
Taylor Swift: With new album Lover about to drop, we’re braced for more controversy—will Grammy once again stiff the megastar of pop megastars? A Tay drop is always an event. The ball’s in your court, secret committees.
I could definitely see Tyler Childers as a surprise AOTY nominee, and a strong contender for a BNA nom if he’s eligible.
The SoundCloud rappers are not touching the general field and J. Cole seems like a long shot. And Beyoncé is being overestimated, as usual. It seems very unlikely that they would break their 25-year streak of not nominating live albums in AOTY for something that could easily be recognized in Best Music Film instead.August 8, 2019 at 11:52 am #1203015856
Does anyone know anymore album releases until deadline other than Taylor/Lana?
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