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  • Skies
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    …what would it be? I’ll focus on the last decade but feel free to go further back.

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    Skies
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    Most years there are many choices I disagree with but not necessarily one that sticks out to me more than the rest. It can be hard to pick just one.

    2010: I think I would give Song of the Year to “Use Somebody” over “Single Ladies” but I’m not too sure.

    2011: There doesn’t seem to be anything too glaring here actually, I think I’d give BNA to Florence + the Machine but Esperanza Spalding’s win isn’t bad at all.

    2012: I’d give R&B Album to Pieces of Me by Ledisi over Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.

    Also, Speak Now in Country Album over Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night.

    2013: channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean over Babel by Mumford and Sons in AOTY.

    2014: Kendrick Lamar, in my opinion, should have beat Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in all of the 3 categories they won. But of these, the most notorious is good kid, m.A.A.d city being looked over in favor of The Heist in Rap Album.

    2015: I think BEYONCÉ should have won AOTY, but the worse snub was her being beat in Urban Contemporary by Pharrell’s G I R L.

    I also think “Chandelier” was really deserving of some recognition, I’d give it Pop Solo over “Happy (Live)” at the bare minimum.

    2016: Meghan Trainor winning BNA wasn’t great, but I think I’d rather give AOTY to To Pimp A Butterfly instead of 1989.

    2017: Similar to 2015 I think Beyoncé should’ve won AOTY with Lemonade, but the more glaring loss is The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years winning Music Film.

    2018: Perhaps I’d give Melodrama AOTY over 24K Magic, though I’d probably change all the GF winners. I would also really want SZA’s Ctrl to win over The Weeknd’s Starboy in Urban Contemporary.

    2019: In hindsight this year’s winners really weren’t bad. I’d want SOPHIE to win Dance Album with Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Though she wasn’t nominated, I really wish Janelle Monáe could’ve been won Urban Contemporary for Dirty Computer. H.E.R. should’ve gotten BNA and I’m not the biggest fan of “This Is America”’s win in SOTY, but that’s not really answering the question. None of these are especially bad.

    They just really did Janelle dirty.

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    Oz
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    2010 – The Fame DESERVED AOTY. Huge snub.

    2011 – Train’s atrocious “Hey Soul Sister” winning was already a terrible win, but to give them the award over the phenomenon that was GLEE? Ugh. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version) should’ve been an easy win.

    2012 – Maybe Royal Tailor for Best Contemporary Christian Album??? This ceremony had weak nominees overall.

    2013 – Don’t You Worry Child should’ve been an easy for Swedish House Mafia in Dance Recording considering it was a big farewell hit for them.

    2014 – Best Rap Song should’ve gone to New Slaves. Easily one of Kanye’s best song, and way better than anything else in that line-up.

    2015 – Chandelier for Pop Solo. Happy (Live) is one of the worst wins in Pop history, specially with strong competition from Sia. One of the most painful snubs in my eyes.

    2016 – The most dissapointing winner was Jack U in Dance/Electronic Album. Jamiexx’s In Colour is one of the best Electronic albums of all time. He was robbed.

    2017 – Definitely Pop Vocal Album. Adele was winning a bunch of awards anyways, so definitely would’ve given Pop Vocal to the iconic Dangerous Woman.

    2018 – AOTY definitely belonged to Lorde. Melodrama is my favourite album of all time, and she was robbed of that award. Pop Solo should’ve gone to Praying as well but Kesha will be back soon.

    2019 – I think most winners were spot on, but I would’ve given Rap Song to SICKO MODE instead of God’s Plan. Would’ve been a Drake win regardless, and SICKO MODE was one of the best songs of 2018.

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    Bee
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    Sicko Mode was viciously overrated. It’s fine. I’d rather them give it to Kendrick than anything Drake related.

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    Oz
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    Sicko Mode was viciously overrated. It’s fine. I’d rather them give it to Kendrick than anything Drake related.

    King’s Dead is a great song, but the production in Sicko Mode is too good to ignore IMO.

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    Blanche
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    In some years I´ll do three in order of how much they hurt

    2010
    1-The Fame AOTY
    2-You Belong With Me SOTY
    3-You Belong With Me Pop Solo

    2011
    1-Florence + The Machine Best New Artist
    2-If I Die Young Country Song
    3-Telephone Pop/Duo Group

    2012
    1-Born This Way AOTY
    2-Speak Now Country Album
    3-I Need a Doctor Rap Song

    2013
    1-Shake It Out Pop Duo/Group
    2-We Are Young ROTY
    3-Cremonials Pop Vocal Album

    2014 There´s so many…
    1-Just Give Me a Reason Pop Duo/Group
    2-Pure Heroine Pop Vocal Album
    3-Royals ROTY

    2015
    1-BEYONCE AOTY
    2-BEYONCE Urban Contemporary Album
    3-Take Me To Church SOTY

    2016 These were pretty good I only wish What Kind Of Man would have won Best Rock Song

    2017…this year was so disgusting
    1-Dangerous Woman Pop Solo
    2-Blue Ain´t Your Color Country Song
    3-Pop Style Rap Performance

    2018…another disgustin year
    1-Ctrl Urban Contemporary Album
    2-Issues SOTY (Not a great song but That´s What I Like winning is a choice…)
    3-SZA Best New Artist

    2019
    1-Shallow ROTY
    2-Shallow SOTY
    3-Masseduction Alternative Music Album

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    2006 – Album of the Year – The Emancipation of Mimi (you can still see its influence/ cultural impact on R&B today – its the female equivalent to Usher’s Confessions and the best selling female R&B album of the 21st Century, a testament to Mariah’s longevity. How U2 won is beyond me…) (Also Song of the Year or Record of the Year – We Belong Together)

    2008 – Album of the Year – Back to Back (Amy Winehouse ran so Adele could walk. I still have this album on REPEAT)

    2012 – Album of the Year – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (as much as I detest Kanye these days, this album really is a modern Hip-Hop classics and is still so ahead of its times).

    2015 – Album of the Year – Beyonce (no explanation needed)

    2016 – Album of the Year – Anti (I personally thought this deserved it, based on the fact I enjoyed it much more than Lemonade)

     

    Common trend: more urban-oriented albums tend to get snubbed in the GF…

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    2018- Give all of Bruno’s general field wins to Lorde/Kendrick/Julia or Logic and company

    Then GIVE SZA BNA…

    that’s all

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    Awardsfan1990
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    1987: I would have given Album Of The Year to Peter Gabriel’s So instead of Paul Simon’s Graceland.

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    DC95
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    Going to stick to general field categories only.

    2019: “Shallow” over “This Is America” for Song of the Year
    2018: DAMN. over 24K Magic for Album of the Year
    2017: Lemonade over 25 for Album of the Year
    2016: To Pimp a Butterfly over 1989 for Album of the Year
    2015: “Chandelier” over “Stay With Me” for Song of the Year
    2014: “Just Give Me a Reason” over “Royals” for Song of the Year (tempted to pick a different Best New Artist winner as well, but it’s hard to choose between Kacey Musgraves and Kendrick Lamar as the replacement)
    2013: “The A Team” over “We Are Young” for Song of the Year
    2012: Nicki Minaj over Bon Iver for Best New Artist
    2011: Mumford & Sons over Esperanza Spalding for Best New Artist
    2010: The Fame over Fearless for Album of the Year

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    Mr Brightside
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    I’ll stick with General Field too

    2010: “Pretty Wings” over “Single Ladies” in SOTY

    2011: Florence and the Machine over Esperanza Spalding in BNA

    2012: No changes

    2013: Channel Orange over Babel in AOTY

    2014: Kendrick Lamar over Macklemore in BNA

    2015: “Chandelier” over “Stay with Me” in SOTY

    2016: To Pimp a Butterfly over 1989 in AOTY

    2017: No changes

    2018: Melodrama over 24k Magic

    2019: “Shallow” over “This is America” in SOTY

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    vinny
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    “I Want It That Way” – Backstreet Boys winning Record of the Year over Smooth in 2000 for ROTY
    “Bye Bye Bye” – *NSync winning ROTY over U2

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    Awardsfan1990
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    1994: R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People should have won Album Of The Year over The Bodyguard soundtrack. Yes, I know The Bodyguard is one of the most iconic soundtrack albums of all time, and “I Will Always Love” you is wholly deserving of its Record Of The Year win, but Automatic For The People is simply put, the best album of the entire 1990s. Yes, you read that correctly.

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    2002 R&B Album – AALIYAH
    2006 AOTY – The Emancipation Of Mimi, SOTY – We Belong Together
    2013 SOTY – The A Team
    2016 Rap Album – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    King’s Dead is a great song, but the production in Sicko Mode is too good to ignore IMO.

    I may be in the minority here, but I wouldn’t have minded if Win won Best Rap Song.

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