January 19, 2021 at 10:51 am #1203991566
Honey, y’all must be smoking that wacky tobaccy. Kanye West has released some brilliant AOTY-worthy albums: The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.January 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm #1203991738
Kendrick Lamar deserved AOTY for To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. DAMN. didn’t have to be his best album to be deserving of a win. I’m sure y’all don’t have that same energy for Taylor and her multiple AOTY wins. If you think Melodrama deserved AOTY, then cool. But using “DAMN. isn’t his best album” as a reason for a loss is weird to me.January 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm #1203992318
Here are my thoughts.
Aaliyah: I think she should have won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Try Again” and “More Than a Woman”. I love Toni and Mary and “He Wasn’t Man Enough” is a catchy song, however, Aaliyah had the best songs in the category those years and have aged well.
Fiona Apple: She should have won another Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for “Paper Bag” over the live version of “There Goes the Neighborhood” by Sheryl Crow. Also, Fiona should have won Alternative Album for “The Idler Wheel” the last time she was nominated. Furthermore, she should have been nominated for Album of the Year for “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” over Coldplay, Post Malone, etc and if nominated, should have won. Rooting for her in March.
Maxwell: He should have won R&B Album for “Urban Hang Suite”, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Lifetime” and Song of the Year for “Pretty Wings.” Would have not minded if he took Black Eyed Peas’ slot for AOTY in 2010.
Mariah Carey: Only five Grammys? Really? She should have easily won for Pop Collaboration for “One Sweet Day”, Best Pop Album for “Daydream”, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Always Be My Baby.” Along with winning Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “We Belong Together.” I like Green Day and they were deserving of ROTY, however, this was a great chance to honor her. I love U2, however, “Emancipation of Mimi” would have been a great AOTY winner.
Bjork: What does she have to do to win a Grammy? She should have won for Music Video for “Human Behaviour” over “Steam” by Peter Gabriel, even though that song and video are great.
PJ Harvey: I would have rewarded her for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for “This is Love” in 2002.
Tori Amos: Would have given her Alternative Album for both “From the Choirgirl Hotel” and “To Venus and Back”.
Vanessa Williams: I would have awarded her Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Colors of the Wind”, the lineup that year was great. Also, would have been a fine winner for Record of the Year a few years earlier for “Save the Best for Last” along with “Dreamin’ for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.January 19, 2021 at 8:21 pm #1203992467
If I was in charge of the Grammys, I would’ve completely changed three of the four GF winners in 1985. Instead of the mess that is “We Are the World” winning ROTY and SOTY, I would’ve picked Bruce’s iconic and brilliant “Born in the USA” for ROTY and Dire Straits’ infinitely superior and nearly as big “Money for Nothing” for SOTY. I also would’ve given AOTY to Dire Straits for their huge-selling masterpiece Brothers in Arms instead of Phil Collins for No Jacket Required, who was no doubt a huge star at the time, but the album itself hasn’t aged well.January 20, 2021 at 12:17 am #1203992708
If I were in charge submission lists would be available online ala the EMMYs.
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👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)January 20, 2021 at 5:07 am #1203992868
If I was in charge of the Grammys, I would’ve completely changed three of the four GF winners in 1985. Instead of the mess that is “We Are the World” winning ROTY and SOTY, I would’ve picked Bruce’s iconic and brilliant “Born in the USA” for ROTY and Dire Straits’ infinitely superior and nearly as big “Money for Nothing” for SOTY. I also would’ve given AOTY to Dire Straits for their huge-selling masterpiece Brothers in Arms instead of Phil Collins for No Jacket Required, who was no doubt a huge star at the time, but the album itself hasn’t aged well.
If we’re going back to the 80’s and 90’s then
Prince should have Album Of The Year for Purple Rain in 1985
Michael Jackson should’ve won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 88 for Bad
He also should’ve won Best Music Film in 1990 for Moonwalker
Nas should’ve won Best Rap Solo Performance for If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) in 1997
Wutang Clan (Wutang Forever) or Biggie (Life After Death) should’ve won Best Rap Album in 1998January 20, 2021 at 9:09 am #1203993134
If i were in charge at the 1984 Grammys, I would have changed “Maniac” by Michael Sembello with “Between the Sheets” by The Isley Brothers on Record of the Year and Song of the Year.January 21, 2021 at 2:03 am #1203994115
Maniac didn’t win Record or Song of the Year in 1984. It was nominated though.
“Beat It” won Record and “Every Breath You Take” won Song in 1984.January 21, 2021 at 2:04 am #1203994117
Speaking of Record of the Year, Shakira should have been nominated for “Hips Don’t Lie”.January 24, 2021 at 7:53 pm #1203999848
Aretha Franklin should have been nominated for Record of the Year for Respect and I would have given her the win.
Aretha should have also been nominated for Record of the Year for Freeway of Love. Nothing was stopping We Are The World in Record and Song of the Year and Pop Duo or Group.
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