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    This is quite shocking/unexpected wins recently at least to me:

    • Lady  Gaga – Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) (Best Pop Solo Performance, 2019)
    • Portugal The Man – Feel It Still (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, 2018)
    • Pharrell Williams – GIRL (Best Urban Contemporary Album, 2015)
    • Pharrell Williams – Happy (Best Music Video, 2015)
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Best Rap Album, 2014)
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    The Heist wasn’t unexpected. It was an undeserving win we all saw coming.

    Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway winning for “Something” in Best R&B Performance was the perfect unexpected win.

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    A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs for Rock Album. I remember being one of the few predicting it.

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    Lizzo – “Truth Hurts” Pop Solo Performance

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    ALBUM: evermore, Montero, Planet Her, SOUR
    RECORD: Happier than Ever, Driver’s License, Leave the Door Open
    SONG: Driver’s License
    BNA: Olivia Rodrigo
    POP SOLO: Driver’s License
    POP ALBUM: SOUR
    POP DUO: Kiss me More
    MUSIC VIDEO: Montero, Good 4 U

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    Beck’s “Morning Phase” over Beyoncé’s self-titled.

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    Beck’s “Morning Phase” over Beyoncé’s self-titled.

    Pharrell winning over Beyoncé in Best Urban Contemporary Album in  2014/2015

     

    Bruno sweeping in 2017/2018. I literally thought (as many other people) that the Grammys were going to spread the wealth.

     

     

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    2019: Titanic Rising ~ Weyes Blood
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    Lionel Richie’s Can’t Slow Down winning over Tina Turner’s Private Dancer and Prince’s Purple Rain for Album of the Year in 1985.

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    The Heist wasn’t unexpected. It was an undeserving win we all saw coming. Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway winning for “Something” in Best R&B Performance was the perfect unexpected win.

     

    A lot of people in the Hip Hop community were SHOCKED that Macklemore won Best Rap Album. Not necessarily the other 3 wins but everybody within those circles thought GKMC was a locK.

     

     

    Either way Macklemore’s win was a DISGRACE to Rap Music

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    2005 – Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Prince, “Call My Name”
    2011 – Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
    2019 – Best Rap Performance: Anderson .Paak, “Bubblin'”

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    Get real!  Lizzo “Truth Hurts” was NOT an unexpected Grammy win.  Several users predicted it to win Best Pop Solo Performance.

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    “The.. Sub..urbs” winning Album of the year.

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    ALBUM: evermore, Montero, Planet Her, SOUR
    RECORD: Happier than Ever, Driver’s License, Leave the Door Open
    SONG: Driver’s License
    BNA: Olivia Rodrigo
    POP SOLO: Driver’s License
    POP ALBUM: SOUR
    POP DUO: Kiss me More
    MUSIC VIDEO: Montero, Good 4 U

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    I don’t think Beck’s win for “Morning Phase” in Album of the Year was unexpected. When looking at the lineup that year, Beyonce and Pharrell split votes in the R&B block and Ed Sheeran/Sam Smith split the British pop block. Also, Beck had the only rock/alternative album in the category and was the veteran in the category, it makes sense why he won, imo.

    Here are my unexpected Grammy wins

    1. I agree with the Snarky Puppy/Lalah Hathaway win for R&B Performance in 2014.

    2. St. Vincent winning Best Alternative Music Album in 2015 over “Lazaretto” by Jack White. I was one of the few people predicting her to win that year.

    3. Esperanza Spalding winning Best New Artist in 2011 and Arcade Fire winning AOTY the same year.

    4. The PJ Morton/Yebba duet for “How Deep is Your Love” tying with Leon Bridges for Traditional R&B Performance in 2019. I think many people were predicting the Lalah Hathaway and Charlie Wilson duet to win.

    5. The “O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack” winning Album of the Year in 2002 over U2 and Outkast’s albums.

    6. Some of these wins are not so unexpected, to many people however, they were. Maxwell winning Best R&B Song for “Lake By the Ocean” over “Needed Me” by Rihanna. Along with Solange winning for “Cranes in the Sky” in R&B Performance over Rihanna in 2017.

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    Herbie Hancock 🙄

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    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    Robert Glasper winning for Black Radio in Best R&B Album was quite the surprise for some of us posters.

    It seems when a surprise first time win happens, it leads to a bunch of other wins later on. Think Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, Anderson.Paak, etc.

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    Yeah, I forgot about Glasper’s surprise win for R&B Album that year. Looking back at the category, I thought maybe Tamia could have won due to her being the only woman in the category and her Best R&B Song nom or maybe even Anthony Hamilton. Also, most of Anderson.Paak’s wins.

    Other unexpected Grammy wins:

    PJ Morton winning R&B Song last year

    Back at the 40th Grammys in 1998 when Jamiroquai won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “Virtual Insanity”. Looking at that category, I thought they would have gone with a veteran act like Fleetwood Mac or Song of the Year nominees No Doubt for “Don’t Speak”.

    St. Vincent winning Rock Song in 2019. Again, one of the few people who predicted that win.

    At the 42nd Grammys in 2000, Madonna winning the Best Song for Visual Media for “Beautiful Stranger” over the Oscar winning songs “When You Believe” from the The Prince of Egypt and “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan.

    Along with the Roots winning Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “You Got Me” with Erykah Badu the same year. For the latter, I thought they might have gone with “What’s It Gonna Be” by Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson.

    Lastly, at the 48th Grammys in 2006, “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz and De La Soul winning Pop Collaboration over Grammy favorites Foo Fighters and Norah Jones for “Virginia Moon”.

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