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    JennyLewisFan
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    What categories would you like to see in the Grammys? I have a small list.

    Pop:

    Best Pop Song

    Alternative:

    Best Alternative Music Recording (think more Bon Iver and Björk)

    Gospel/Christian Music renamed to Religious Music (or any other suitable name):

    Best Religious Song (to consider Gospel, Contemporary Christian Music and Roots Gospel), similar to American Roots Song
    Best Religious Performance (to consider Gospel, Contemporary Christian Music, Roots Gospel and Religious Choir Performances), similar to American Roots Performance
    Best Gospel Album
    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
    Best Roots Gospel Album
    Best Chants/Hymns/Choral Album (for albums containing religious songs performed by choirs e.g chants and hymns)

    Reggae:

    Best Reggae Performance
    Best Reggae Song

    World Music:

    Best World Music Performance
    Best World Music Song

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    Honey, there are WAY too many categories as is.  #NoNewCategories

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    Honey, there are WAY too many categories as is. #NoNewCategories

    It doesn’t necessarily have to be a new one. You could suggest mergers or removals. Renames too.

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    Pop song

    Metal album

    Pop/rock instrumental performance

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    I think the Rock category is a mess. Rock voters are purists and nominate bland traditional rock music that has no cultural impact. If they’re going to continue this, at least give Alternative Music its own light.

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    I like the idea of having more awards for “world music” (whatever that means these days) artists and songwriters, but I wonder about the logistics of a Song category: How could they select nominees fairly when the pool of eligible songs will be in different languages (and voters presumably will only be able to understand the lyrics of some)?

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    I like the idea of having more awards for “world music” (whatever that means these days) artists and songwriters, but I wonder about the logistics of a Song category: How could they select nominees fairly when the pool of eligible songs will be in different languages (and voters presumably will only be able to understand the lyrics of some)?

    I’ve always wondered… Are the Grammys only allowed to nominate English-language pieces in the GF and mainstream Genre fields (Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Rap)?

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    I’ve always wondered… Are the Grammys only allowed to nominate English-language pieces in the GF and mainstream Genre fields (Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Rap)?

    Nope.

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    It may be acceptable or not but I thought of these several times.

    Best Christmas Music Album/ Best Holiday Music Album

    Best Contemporary Country Album

    Best Traditional Country Performance

    And I hope they’re going to reinstate the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category.

     

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    Biggest Fraud

    it’s about time they add alternative performance and alternative song, the alternative category always house better nominees than most others, they should get an expansion. with today’s news, a pop song category seems even more necessary so that pop songwriters can have a space to compete without committee interfering

    I’ve always wondered… Are the Grammys only allowed to nominate English-language pieces in the GF and mainstream Genre fields (Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B, Rap)?

    despacito wasn’t even that long ago… hell the first winner in roty and soty was italian, foreign music can compete, it’s just they are doomed to be way less competitive

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    The good old “let’s add new categories until all of our faves get an award” thread. Comes around every year.

    People think we can fix everything by just adding more categories and making the voting system more complex – some people think the Grammys should force people to sit there and rank each artist/song/album in order or something like that.

    When you make voting systems more complex you discourage voters, especially those who are busy, like Touring Musicians and those who have poor time management skills – which includes a lot of very talented artists.

    The BRIT awards are better with far fewer categories.

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    the idea of ranking vote is for general field only.

    If voters can’t do that simple thing, they shouldn’t be voter.

     

    and yes alternative deserve its own song/performance category.

     

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    I hope they’re going to reinstate the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category.

    I second this.

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly

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