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  • Matthew Porter
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    Bad Romance not being nom’d for SOTY/ROTY

    Shallow not winning SOTY/ROTY

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    I was surprised that Lemonade ended up in the top 5 for the year end list even though it only spent 80 weeks but I guess that was due to sales. The lack of availability on streaming services is what prevented it having even greater commerical success and I still have no clue why Beyoncé thought that was a good idea.

    And even then, I agree that Self Titled losing to Pharrell was more shocking than her losing in the GF categories for either that or Lemonade.

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    The lack of availability on streaming services is what prevented it having even greater commerical success and I still have no clue why Beyoncé thought that was a good idea.

    She probably made more money than she would have if Lemonade went on Spotify and Apple Music, because she encouraged purchases of the album, which retailed for $20 on iTunes.

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    She probably made more money than she would have if Lemonade went on Spotify and Apple Music, because she encouraged purchases of the album, which retailed for $20 on iTunes.

    It’s still frustrating because this blocked songs like Formation and Sorry from being bigger hits than what they were even though they sold 1M pure each. They would’ve done wonders on streaming if released properly.

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    It’s still frustrating because this blocked songs like Formation and Sorry from being bigger hits than what they were even though they sold 1M pure each. They would’ve done wonders on streaming if released properly.

    There’s also the case to be made that she could have been more competitive against Adele had the album been available everywhere. Imagine how many people never listened to it because you could only buy it or stream it on Tidal.

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    Beyoncé couldn’t do anything against “25”. Adele’s universal force is unstoppable.

    But “Lemonade” would have been more successful in the R&B field if it was on streaming.

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    Lady Marmalade by LaBelle

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    Am I the only one who knew Beyoncé would lose AOTY for Lemonade? I mean, she was literally against Adele, like….

    Idk, I knew that if she didn’t win with Self Titled she wouldn’t with Lemonade.

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    Anyway, To Pimp a Butterfly losing AOTY to 1989 disgusts me till this day.

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    Carrie Underwood haven’t nomination for Best Country Album.

    This is pathetic.

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    No “Take on Me” or “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” in Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1985.

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    Did people really look at Let It Go as a “snub”? I would say Happy was more of a snub before that song.

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    Am I the only one who knew Beyoncé would lose AOTY for Lemonade? I mean, she was literally against Adele, like…. Idk, I knew that if she didn’t win with Self Titled she wouldn’t with Lemonade.

    Grammys love to play catch up in AOTY, so many people believed that after Beyoncé’s loss, she would win with Lemonade considering it was more acclaimed and she promoted it more.

    Besides, 25 sold A LOT, but the era was frontloaded and lacked impact after Hello, while Lemonade had great live performances during the whole year. It’s understandable that some people would think she was going to win in a close race with Adele, specially people who don’t know about the “urban bias” the Grammy voters have.

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    Did people really look at Let It Go as a “snub”? I would say Happy was more of a snub before that song.

    “Happy” wasn’t eligible the year it became popular because it had been entered in Best Song Written for Visual Media (and possibly other categories) the year earlier. Unless they were going to nominate the crappy live version for Record of the Year.

    Am I the only one who knew Beyoncé would lose AOTY for Lemonade? I mean, she was literally against Adele, like….

    Idk, I knew that if she didn’t win with Self Titled she wouldn’t with Lemonade.

    The safe choice was always Adele, and I think most people knew that, but a lot of people were expecting the Grammys to shake it up by rewarding the more socially conscious and culturally dominant album, especially since it was Beyoncé’s third nomination.

    Barring the fact that it went up against Adele, Lemonade was probably more competitive than Beyoncé, especially with the Super Bowl performance and “Formation” video. Beyoncé did not even win in its genre category, so I doubt she was second place to Beck.

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    Pharrell managed to win over heavy competition in Pop Solo and beat out Beyoncé in R&B, a field Beyoncé has dominated since DC days. He won ROTY the year previously. So, his support outside of the R&B field was clearly there. Not to mention, Sam Smith won ROTY, SOTY and BNA – almost a near sweep of the general field.

    How do one come to the conclusion Beyoncé came in 2nd place? I’m willing to bet she did not. The hype for that album was mostly a fan thing and not an industry one. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was fighting for scraps with Ed Sheeran.

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