June 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1202954186
While I don’t see the R&B judging panel necessarily rejecting Khalid’s Free Spirit album and moving it to the Pop category, since there is a precedence of him being nominated in Urban Contemporary before, I do see them just simply snubbing the album in favor of more R&B/urban-leaning albums.
Similar to Drake last year, I could see Khalid being snubbed in his genre album category, but making it into Album of the Year based on his popularity.June 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm #1202954340
Yeah. Why do they do that? I don’t understand…
Different committees for the rap field and the general field.
The rap committee obviously didn’t want to nominate Scorpion for some reason. The mediocre critical reception may have had something to do with it.
My guess is that they wanted to shine a spotlight on Nipsey Hussle, honor an underlooked acclaimed project (Pusha T), and pay tribute to Mac Miller. Cardi and Travis were unignorable due to a combination of acclaim and success, and ultimately there was no room left for Drake.
Black Panther was shafted too.June 27, 2019 at 9:32 pm #1202954506
Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01June 28, 2019 at 2:26 am #1202954614
Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01
No offence to any Khalid fans here, but he has little to no chance of getting an R&B album nomination. Daniel Caesar snapped on this one. If it can generate an Urban AC hit, it’s Grammy noms are basically secured since Daniel is a Grammy favourite.July 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm #1202958445
How is Daniel a Grammy favourite? He has one Grammy, mostly thanks to the H.E.R hype, and two other noms, both of which he lost. Khalid is definitely the frontrunner in Urban Contemporary unless Lizzo snaps.July 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm #1202958486
Best Urban Contemporary Album is Lizzo’s best shot at a win.July 2, 2019 at 7:22 am #1202959009
How is Daniel a Grammy favourite? He has one Grammy, mostly thanks to the H.E.R hype, and two other noms, both of which he lost. Khalid is definitely the frontrunner in Urban Contemporary unless Lizzo snaps.
Best Urban Contemporary Album is Lizzo’s best shot at a win.
Hmm… Knowing the Grammys, Homecoming is probably getting the nomination and the win. Or is it ineligible?July 2, 2019 at 11:38 am #1202959472
Homecoming is eligible. I wouldn’t be surprised if the R&B committee snubs Beyoncé. They’ve done it before.
If she’s nominated, she poses a serious threat.July 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1202961434
Homecoming is eligible. I wouldn’t be surprised if the R&B committee snubs Beyoncé. They’ve done it before. If she’s nominated, she poses a serious threat.
Its not impossible, but I have a feeling the R&B Category won’t take well to a live album. I think Before I Let Go has a chance at a song nomination though.July 3, 2019 at 3:06 pm #1202961468
Daniel Caesar wasn’t winning. He’ll get one or two R&B noms and that’s it.July 3, 2019 at 9:57 pm #1202961794
Urban Contemporary : Lizzo vs Khalid vs Anderson Paak.
“Homecoming” made an impact for one week and sold/streamed very poorly despite the Netflix hype.
The Grammys could easily snub that album.July 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm #1202962467
Urban Contemporary Album:
Goldlink – Diaspora
Anderson.Paak – Ventura
Solange – When I Get Home
Khalid – Free Spirit
Beyonce – Homecoming
[Lizzo – Cuz I Love You]
Best R&B Album:
Kehlani – While We Wait
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby
Daniel Caesar – Case Study 01
Lucky Daye – Painted
[Mariah Carey – Caution, Fantasia – Sketchbook]
Best R&B Song:
With You – Mariah Carey
Trip – Ella Mai
Nights Like This – Kehlani ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Hard Place – H.E.R.
Love Again – Daniel Caesar ft. Brandy
Best R&B Performance:
Giving Me Life – Mariah Carey ft. Slick Rick & Blood Orange
Triggered (Freestyle) – Jhene Aiko
Talk – Khalid
Shea Butter Baby – Ari Lennox ft. J.Cole
Ex – Kiana Lede
[Girls Need Love (Remix) – Summer Walker ft. Drake]
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