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Record of the Year
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
The Story of O.J. - Jay-Z
HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
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    I love all the nominees in this category!

    Humble is the best rap record we’ve had in the longest time a pretty good song but not Kendrick’s best, neither better than Redbone

    Fixed it

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    Since the Grammys became very commercial in 2009, top 5 hits have won this category:

    2009 – Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody” (#4)
    2010 – Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now” (#2)
    2011 – Adele, “Rolling In The Deep” (#1)
    2012 – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (#1)
    2013 – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky” (#2)
    2014 – Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (#2)
    2015 – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (#1)
    2016 – Adele, “Hello” (#1)

    This bodes well for Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars.

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    I can’t believe that nobody cares about this category.

    In 2010, they chose Use Somebody over that year’s biggest hit I Gotta Feeling. In 2011, Need You Now won over Love The Way You Lie and Empire State of Mind, which are bigger hits than the winner. In 2014, Get Lucky won over Royals and Blurred Lines.

    Perhaps it happens again although many of us think Despacito is the frontrunner.

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    Can “Humble.” beat out “Despacito”? What if “Despacito” loses ROTY but wins SOTY? Who wins ROTY?

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    Can “Humble.” beat out “Despacito”? What if “Despacito” loses ROTY but wins SOTY? Who wins ROTY?

    Yes! What about: Humble. wins Record, Despacito wins Song and Bruno Mars wins album? Not that I’m hoping for it, but it sounds plausible.

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    I foresee “Despacito” losing both its bids in the General Field. To me, its reward was the nominations. I have some strange feeling “Redbone” will end up winning with a pop vote split for “Despacito”/”24K Magic” and a rap vote split for “The Story of OJ”/”Humble.”

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    I can see “Redbone” taking some of the rap votes. People seem to forget that Childish Gambino has a rap following as well.

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    I mean, the point is that both Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Despacito might be too big to be snubbed in the General categories. One solution might be to give each of them of a win, in the way I proposed above.
    Or: DAMN. wins Album, Despacito gets Record and That’s What I Like takes Song.

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    Or: DAMN. wins Album, Despacito gets Record and That’s What I Like takes Song.

    It would prefer this scenario, but “Humble.” winning ROTY as a consolation prize for DAMN. losing AOTY would be great since a rap song has never won ROTY.

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    Despacito is WAY out in the lead. The fact that other songs are being discussed is almost unfathomable to me.

    Redbone is too niche, Humble is too polarizing, Bruno screwed himself by entering a lesser hit, and Story of OJ is a complete non-factor.

    Despacito could lose Song, but it’s not going to lose Record.

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    Also, are some of you forgetting that the Recording Academy has a fairly large Latin branch? It’s not just pop, rock, R&B, country, and rap.

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    Despacito is WAY out in the lead. The fact that other songs are being discussed is almost unfathomable to me.

    Well, you also predicted a landslide win by “Shape of You”. Was it “unfathomable” that that would be snubbed of a nomination?

    I think “Despacito” is in the lead, but in any other year a song like this (aside from being mostly Spanish-speaking) would not be even in contention for the win. It’s extremely lightweight, despite its global success. I don’t think it’s “WAY” out in the lead, not in the way “Uptown Funk” or “Rolling in the Deep” was; it’s merely the frontrunner here.

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    Well, you also predicted a landslide win by “Shape of You”. Was it “unfathomable” that that would be snubbed of a nomination?

    I think “Despacito” is in the lead, but in any other year a song like this (aside from being mostly Spanish-speaking) would not be even in contention for the win. It’s extremely lightweight, despite its global success. I don’t think it’s “WAY” out in the lead, not in the way “Uptown Funk” or “Rolling in the Deep” was; it’s merely the frontrunner here.

    Of course I predicted Shape of You to win ROTY. Most everyone did. But it didn’t get nominated, which makes Despacito the clear frontrunner. Many people who would have voted for Sheeran will likely vote for Fonsi and co.

    The biggest hit, or one close behind it, has won every year since 2011. Despacito is the biggest hit here by several miles.

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    Well, you also predicted a landslide win by “Shape of You”. Was it “unfathomable” that that would be snubbed of a nomination?

    I think “Despacito” is in the lead, but in any other year a song like this (aside from being mostly Spanish-speaking) would not be even in contention for the win. It’s extremely lightweight, despite its global success. I don’t think it’s “WAY” out in the lead, not in the way “Uptown Funk” or “Rolling in the Deep” was; it’s merely the frontrunner here.

    Of course I predicted Shape of You to win ROTY. Most everyone did. But it didn’t get nominated, which makes Despacito the clear frontrunner.

    The biggest hit, or one close behind it, has won every year since 2011. Despacito is the biggest hit here by several miles.

    Not in 2014.

    And not in 2015.

    What will be Luis Fonsi’s saving grace in the general field is the Latin community (as you said). Without it, it would be nowhere near the frontrunner to win here.

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    If something like Chantaje or Mi Gente had gotten nominated instead of Despacito, it wouldn’t win. The Latin branch support only extends so far. As I said, Despacito is far and away the biggest hit nominated this year.

    Even Get Lucky and Stay With Me weren’t that far behind the songs that were more successful. Plus, Blurred Lines and Iggy Azalea’s entire existence (especially the year immediately following Macklemoregate) were hugely controversial.

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