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AribabyJoined:Aug 2nd, 2019Topics:Posts:February 2, 2023 at 9:06 pm #1205281828
Did you get jilted by a BTS fan or something? I haven’t seen a single comment from you about BTS that doesn’t sound extremely bitter. Who hurt you?
It probably does sound “bitter” to you because everyone who doesn’t love bts automatically hates them. D-e-l-u-s-i-o-n-a-l! You claim to be older than dirt but are you really obsessed with a boy band at your big age? That’s hilarious.
For the love of all that is good in this world, put your hate boner away before you put your eye out…
What I said is a fact and can literally be looked up on Billboard right now. I notice you didn’t disagree with what I said because you know it’s true so you basically deflect and go into your typical stop hating bts spiel. Be mad at the chart fraud not me.ReplyCopy URL
JPCAMP310Joined:Nov 5th, 2018Topics:Posts:February 2, 2023 at 9:07 pm #1205281832
I’m still rooting for I Like You (AHS) but I feel like Unholy might take it and I wouldn’t be really mad because Unholy is a freaking bop.
TBH, I’m cool with either of them (+ Don’t Shut Me Down) winning.ReplyCopy URL
CameronJoined:Sep 11th, 2019Topics:Posts:February 2, 2023 at 9:18 pm #1205281846
Don’t Shut Me Down is a great bubbly pop song.ReplyCopy URL
ManiJoined:Jan 22nd, 2020Topics:Posts:February 2, 2023 at 9:22 pm #1205281856
The sentiments often go hand in hand, though. For anyone who was alive and old enough back when Abba was their most popular it’s really not surprising that they didn’t win. The environment was just so competitive. That’s why artists like Diana Ross and Queen never won a Grammy. They were most active during that same era too. I really don’t see Abba getting enough support from voting members to pull it off for the same reason Tony Bennett didn’t get the support everyone here expected him to. They’ve added a lot of younger voting members in recent years.
Tony Bennett has won over 20 Grammy’s and he even won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album last year. Diana Ross will most likely win Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album this year and receive her first official Grammy for her music. ABBA is being predicted to win a Grammy and BPDG seems like the most likely category they will win. Outside of “Unholy” none of the other songs are huge hits and Pop legends like Bennett have beaten stronger songs in this category before. I’m still team ABBA but I guess on Sunday we’ll see.ReplyCopy URL
JasonLannisterJoined:Jan 17th, 2017Topics:Posts:February 2, 2023 at 11:46 pm #1205281889
I’m from the US, just like the Grammys are. But hey…go try to tell your fellow Europeans who were around during the 70’s that Abba was bigger than The Beatles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd in the 70’s. Good luck with that.
I assure you ABBA was more popular than all those artists. They were easily on same level as the Beatles at or near peak in nearly every country EXCEPT the US.
Between 1975 and 1980, no other artist in the world was as big as ABBA. I will give you just the example of the UK: they scored 9 number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums and had the best selling album of the year for almost every year during that period. In 1979 ABBA was playing The Wembley Stadium for 6 nights, a stadium that has capacity of about 90.000 people. Even now ABBA Gold is the second best selling album of all time in the UK, it got beaten only by Queen. That same pattern follows around all Europe, Australia and even Japan.
Also some rankings put ABBA Gold Greatest Hits as the 13th best selling album of all time – a mark achieved without much help coming from the US. Just a comparison Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, sometimes considered the 2th best selling album of all time sold 41 million copies, but of that amount 38 were in the US, so in the end who got the legacy worldwide is definitely who had the actual impact worldwide.
Anyway I’m definitely aware that the Grammys are an american award show, I’m just telling you that probably you have a very american centralized view about what ABBA was. Whether they’ll win or not this nominations now just shows that Grammys know they did shit in the past. In the end, at least in Europe, ABBA is still played at the clubs and everybody is willing to hear it on the dancefloor on a summer day, that kind of legacy is definitely not the case for most artists. A few weeks ago there was a party here at the university and they made a poll of which songs should definitely be played… ABBA was one of most voted. Just saying!ReplyCopy URLFebruary 3, 2023 at 5:40 am #1205282073This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
P(oweR) ValleyJoined:Sep 27th, 2011Topics:Posts:February 3, 2023 at 5:43 am #1205282075
I’m still predicting ABBA for the win in Pop Group. Who’s to say that voters won’t be split between the hits in the category? I still contest that ABBA getting nominations two years in a row means that they have a lot of support. People can say that they benefited from the ABC order theory, but there must still be some type of support for them now that they didn’t have in the ’70s.ReplyCopy URL
CameronJoined:Sep 11th, 2019Topics:Posts:February 3, 2023 at 5:48 am #1205282077
Their nominations this year wasn’t a fluke either because they got into ROTY again & newly into Pop Duo. They definitely have support.ReplyCopy URL
SteppenwolfJoined:Jul 5th, 2020Topics:Posts:February 3, 2023 at 6:11 am #1205282085
ABBA got newly into pop duo because the category this year is weak af. Last year’s ABBA submission “I Still Have Faith in You” failed to get a pop nomination but got in ROTY lineup. Despite alphabetical bias. Even an forgettable song like Higher Power got in last year. They have more support in GF than in Pop.ReplyCopy URLFebruary 3, 2023 at 6:15 am #1205282090This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 3, 2023 at 6:23 am #1205282097This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 3, 2023 at 6:26 am #1205282102This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.Not now
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