November 25, 2020 at 5:44 am #1203871175
From BRP blocking Taylor to BRP paving the way for her 3rd win real quick
For you consideration :
Album of the year : folklore
Record of the year : Don't Start Now
Song of the year : cardigan
Best new artist : Phoebe Bridgers
Best pop vocal album : folklore
Best rap album : Alfredo
Best alternative music album : Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Best progressive R&B album : Ungodly HourNovember 25, 2020 at 5:48 am #1203871193
I’m sorry but the only nomination you can say is unfair is the Beautiful Ghosts one. And, BG has no chance at winning against Billie so who cares?
Folklore is universally acclaimed and is one of the bestselling albums of the year. The fact that it was frontloaded doesn’t change how many records it broke. Coldplay/Justin stole Weeknds noms not Taylor.
! The claim in this post is disputedNovember 25, 2020 at 5:49 am #1203871198
I’ve said it multiple times. You guys can not admit that she, at this point, is for some reason deemed a default in many categories. It’s like you guys have said for a long time about how there’s no way she’d miss PVA because “she’s just never missed a genre nomination.” Like, you’ve said it yourselves. She doesn’t have to prove her way into categories like everyone else, she’s just in. I don’t get why you guys can’t admit she clearly has connections and influence that help her tremendously. Like I’m not saying she manipulated the AOTY category, but if you can’t see that she clearly has it easy you’re lying to yourselves. I mean everyone has admitted that the BRP paved the way for her to win, even her fans, and do you think they would do that for many other people, if anyone? Or for someone they didn’t have connections to? Whatever, like I said her fans just don’t get it. Maybe one day. Congrats on the nomination, though. I’m feeling really lucky that Harry got what he got because clearly he easily could have been snubbed after what they did in so many of the categories. Hopefully The Weeknd speaking out leads to more change and transparency with the process, because it’s definitely needed.
I have yet to see someone say she isn’t one of the most privileged people in the industry. It’s unfortunate that they choose to honour white artists again and again and snub black artists in favour of them but you only choose to come after Taylor for some reason. Taylor might be a privileged white woman but she’s not mediocre. She’s talented and has been putting out quality albums for a while now. Doesn’t mean she hasn’t had it significantly easier than black artists but that’s the academy and the voters internalised racism. It’s not fair for Taylor to shoulder the entire burden for this. And as far as folklore is concerned, she deserved every nomination whatsoever so your argument doesn’t hold water this year. If you want to be angry at someone, let it be bieber or coldplay or some other truly mediocre industry plant. Taylor doesn’t deserve this wrath. She has the acclaim and the records to back up her noms. Especially this year. Also, most of you guys refuse to appreciate folklore because you cannot get over your biases against her as individual. Stop being so petty and appreciate music for what it is.November 25, 2020 at 5:52 am #1203871202
I also think it’s crazy that no country or rap albums in AOTY, for two years in a row, is just a casual fact.
The BRP is really a mess. They aren’t preventing messy snubs or assuring genre diversity, they’re just vibing and supporting their friends.November 25, 2020 at 5:54 am #1203871204
Get rid of the BRP and the current GF process altogether. Have every album, performance and song winner from each genre compete for best album, record and song.
Would that be better?November 25, 2020 at 5:55 am #1203871207
The two times Taylor was nominated more were the years she won for Fearless (8) and 1989 (7). She’s nominated for 6 this year. I only see Dua Lipa possibly winning over her. She will be the safe selection for older voters. Unless Black Pumas pull a surprise, but I just don’t think enough people listen to them. Post Malone obviously doesn’t get a lot of vote where he was left out of the genre fields. Coldplay won’t win. Jacob Collier has 4 Grammy’s already and could be a really random surprise. Jhené COULD be a dark horse, where there isn’t any other R&B or rap nominees. HAIM could pull a Kacey, but also don’t really get a lot of love in the genre fields. I really think it’s Dua or Taylor though, both have support within the genre categories, even landing a few surprises with Beautiful Ghosts and Un Dia. Without The Weeknd, Brittany Howard or Fiona Apple, there’s not a lot of competition from albums with broad appeal. I’m also surprised at the lack of country love, no Luke or Miranda or Ashley in AOTY is strange.November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am #1203871211
Get rid of the BRP and the GF altogether. Have every album, performance and song winner from each genre compete for best album, record and song. Would that be better?
The BRP protects the show from becoming a popularity based contest. You have a bunch of shows from AMAS to BBMAS to VMAS. Every show serves a different purpose, Grammys as the most respected is trying to create a space for music, outside these fanservice circles.November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am #1203871213
Early winners predictions
Runner-up: Future Nostalgia
Dark horse: Chilombo
Winner: Don’t Start Now
Runner-up: everything i wanted
Dark horse: Black Parade
Winner: everything i wanted (yeah, I really think there could be enough passion for her to win again)
Runner-up: Don’t Start Now
Dark horse: Black Parade / cardigan
Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
Runner-up: Doja Cat
Dark horse: Ingrid AndressNovember 25, 2020 at 6:01 am #1203871217
Jan.31st reversed is 13. 😉😌November 25, 2020 at 6:03 am #1203871222
i think taylor is far ahead of dua currently but levitating may have a huge peak at the exact right time and get more voters on board.
#20 (+6) on the hot 100 this week
i actually don’t think releasing more singles and campaigning will help taylor much more. everybody knows she released her album and the majority love it
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