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Should the Grammys start doing preferential ballots?

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    …In the general fields? I feel like it would benefit many genres that don’t get much shine and would avoid genre vote splitting if they did.

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    Maybe.

    I’ll say give it a few years to see what the trends are with this new 8-nominee thing, and then push for a preferential voting for the general field.

    They honestly should have come up with that idea with the 8-nominee thing.

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    Only if we want to deter people from voting. If we really want to put people off voting, perhaps we could also invent another 50-60 categories and make people vote on more categories too.

    I’m not even sure the 8 nominees idea was that great. Perhaps at most we could let people nominate a second choice, but don’t make people rank all the entries.

    I’d prefer having less categories and making the whole thing simpler.

    There is also no reason that Grammy eligibility should close at the end of September and we have to wait until February until we get the results. That might have made sense when people filled out paper ballots and posted them from around the world and then they were all counted by hand.

    Cut 50% of the categories, reduce the number of categories each voters can vote on, end the eligibility period at the end of November (same as the Billboard year) and have the awards show early in the following year like we do now.

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    Yes.

    Because right now, instead of needing a general consensus that your song is good, you just need a strong passionate following. Political/Social songs with strong following will perform much better even if only 20% think it’s a good song, and 80% don’t think so.

    In retrospect, songs like Same Love and 1-800 would’ve probably won with this system.

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    Maybe. I’ll say give it a few years to see what the trends are with this new 8-nominee thing

     

    ITA

    (I told you Black Panther wouldn’t win AOTY!)

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    Well now one can theoretically win with < 13% of the popular vote in the General Field. Preferential voting is something worth considering in the future.

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    Babygirl
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    Yes. Because right now, instead of needing a general consensus that your song is good, you just need a strong passionate following. Political/Social songs with strong following will perform much better even if only 20% think it’s a good song, and 80% don’t think so. In retrospect, songs like Same Love and 1-800 would’ve probably won with this system.

    Albums like DAMN. and Lemonade would’ve benefited from this too tbh.

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    Would like to see it implemented into the GF now as there’s 8 nominees. It could probably help increase the number of ‘Urban’ winners too.

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    Albums like DAMN. and Lemonade would’ve benefited from this too tbh.

    Unless they add this system. It’s going to be a hot mess, moving forward.

    Even songs like The Joke can win now, against more acclaimed/successful songs.

    Some people may like that, but I think it’ll undermine the meaning of the song/record/album of the year.

    Marquee categories winners are meant to represent what people generally think are great and successful records.

    Lemonade, DAMN, Beyoncé could’ve won in a preferential ballot system, since they were widely praised, even if they may not have been everyone’s 1st choice, they could get enough 2nd place choice to win.

     

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    Preferential Ballanting is the most stupidest idea is have every heard. The whole reason to vote for a winner is so it displays what a group of people who love music think is the best album or record or song of the year. A win would be better deserved if I won being the majority of the best number one album or song rather than being someones second or third choice.

    Barnacles Bro

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