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Snubbed GRAMMY Bait Projects
Whitney Houston, I Look to You
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP
Madonna, Madame X
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
Lionel Richie, Tuskegee
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood
Sam Smith, The Thrill Of It All
Solange, When I Get Home
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty
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    Monsoon
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    Honey, I was NOT surprised by the snub of Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom. It came and went. In addition, it didn’t produce any top 10 hits. Plus, she was snubbed in Album of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album for her previous effort, As I Am.

    “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” is a straight up bop. Probably one of her Top 5 songs. “Unthinkable” should’ve been nominated too.

    The album …. let’s just say it’s not very memorable. Which is why I left it off the list.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Monsoon
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    I would say The 20/20 Experience. JT flopped with nominations.

    I was so happy when that sh*t got snubbed in AOTY and lost Pop Album 😉

    Part I was fine. But Part II was trash.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    PoweR
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    Honey, I was NOT surprised by the snub of Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom. It came and went. In addition, it didn’t produce any top 10 hits. Plus, she was snubbed in Album of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album for her previous effort, As I Am.

    Most of the music she was snubbed for didn’t make the top 10. She even missed Female R&B Vocal Performance, which she had already won four times. But the thread is about snubbed Grammy bait projects, and that album fits.

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    Korbel Clinton
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    Frank Ocean’s Blonde wouldn’t have won anything in the album categories because well… lemonade. But he could have probably won somewhere in the r&b song categories.

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    James Otto Sweet Heart
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    Go here and start watching at the 1:21:16 mark of the clip for Joe Diffie’s Music City News performance of “The Ships That Don’t Come In”. YAY!!! I finally found it!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP6QBlD_eQE

    To me, that performance is the reason why his lack of Grammy attention for the most part only sends me all the way over the edge, to me underneath the rug is no place for a voice like this!!! (severely disgusted)

    God bless you and his family and the rest of his fans always!!!

    Holly

    P.S. I didn’t think that Joe would ever give it up at the end, I LOVE the smile on his face while listening to the crowd go bonkers for him!!!

    Go here to check out my most favorite singer James Otto!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU81KIRZ_Q

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    Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars and Sheryl Crow’s Threads are clear examples of failed Grammy bait projects.

    American Roots is more competitive than a lot of people think.

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    Not on the poll, but Harry Styles’ debut album, Harry Styles. He had the narrative of a boy band member/teen pop star breaking into a mature sound (that worked for both Justin’s), and that mature sound was very rock based. HDD predicted him across the board in the GF, yet he ended up failing to get a single nom.

    Yeah, the album was actually fine. Thought he deserved a Pop Vocal album nod. Not too sure about Pop Solo or any others though.

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    Boz
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    Yeah, the album was actually fine. Thought he deserved a Pop Vocal album nod. Not too sure about Pop Solo or any others though.

    His album got submitted go Rock Album and Sign of the Times went Rock as well.

    I believe Two Ghosts was his Pop Solo submission but I’d need to fact-check that.

    FYC: Joji – Best New Artist
    Nectar – Album of The Year, Best Alternative Album
    Run – ROTY, SOTY, Rock Song, Rock Performance
    Gimme Love - Best Music Video

    FYC: Ariana Grande
    Rain On Me: ROTY, Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Imagine - SOTY, Pop Solo Performance
    Nobody (w/ Chaka Khan) - Best Trad R&B Perf.

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    I think there needs to be some serious PR work done to educate people on what the standards are for the Grammys; voting will always be subjective, but the AMAs are voter-based, Billboard’s is based on Chart performance, etc. The Grammy Awards need to at least be clear on what their definition of quality is as a type of fundamental mission statement.

    More and more, people seem to be using Charts performance as a metric that weighs heavily on nominations/awards; for example, I continuously read that a certain placement is essentially required to be considered for categories like SOTY/ROTY, and in this very thread, Alicia Keys’ album was discussed as not being snubbed due to it not delivering any smash singles or “top 10 hits.”

    Charts have never been correlated to Grammy success, and should not be. As mentioned, there are already awards for performance in that area and a simple glance at most of the winners vs. the most commercially successful acts of each year says this has been the case. Now that Charts have evolved drastically with streaming, they mean even less. could you imagine album tracks from the boy band era charting during release week like songs from The Weeknd, Billie, etc. do now? Or, to see songs drop and then skyrocket during album release?

    Additionally, the inclusion of an album like ARTPOP in a poll such as this shows that there is a shift among the GP that the Grammy Awards reward work that attempts to push boundaries; a few years ago, 99% of people would agree that Joanne – to use a Gaga example – was more in line with “Grammy bait,” as it was more traditional, focused on vocals, etc.

    Anyway, as with most of her eras, Gaga’s ARTPOP cycle was a mess. It remains her only album without a Grammy nomination, and while she wouldn’t have been likely to have deserved any wins in such deep years, songs like Applause, DWUW, and Gypsy, for example, would have normally been at least enough for Pop Solo, Pop Duo, and Pop Vocal Album noms with a normal rollout. It wasn’t snubbed as much as it was already considered a filthy topic in its entirety.

    I think, given the quality of nominations that year, Million Reasons was probably the most obvious snub of Gaga’s career. It definitely checked every box of a SOTY nominee; whether or not it – and Joanne as an album – deserved wins in the Pop genre isn’t black/white enough for me to say there was a snub.

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    Honey, The 20/20 Experience is shitterrific.  Glad that crap was snubbed in AOTY.  The fact that Justin Timberlake has won 10 Grammys is repulsive.  BARF!

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    None of the above.

    “20/20 Experience” immediately came to mind seeing this thread.

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    Blonde was not submitted for anything and had he submitted he would have lost to Beyoncé.

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    Monsoon
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    Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars and Sheryl Crow’s Threads are clear examples of failed Grammy bait projects.

    American Roots is more competitive than a lot of people think.

    Yep! Western Stars would’ve made it into an Album of the Year line up 15-20 years ago. It might’ve won.

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Those Elton John tributes from 2018(?) albums probably would’ve been AoTY nominated 15 years ago.

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    well, Demi Lovato pushed Tell Me You Love Me one week earlier just so she could enter elegibility and cost her a #1 for choosing a more crowded week.

    Her previous album had Stone Cold, a song explicitly said writing for a Pop Solo nom. The song failed but Confident got surprisingly nom’d for Pop Album. Maybe that’s why she got cocky and thought TMYLM would be a sure thing yet she lost to Lana, Imagine Dragons panned album and a random Coldplay EP lol

    chromatica out on may 29th yeah

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