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    Well then, why not make an award show to honor African music, or French music (there is already), or any other broad music appeal?

    Eliminating the Latin Grammy’s will only hurt Latin artists because, as rough as it sounds, American and english-speaking voters have a hard time opening up to other languages. Not because those non-English-speaking artist don’t deserve the recognition, but because it is (understandably so) hard for voters to even feel motivated to go outside the box.

    This would make perfect sense. If only the Grammys could consider this. There are already awards in France (Victoires de la musique being the French Grammy) and MAMAs being Africa’s answer to the VMAs, but they are nowhere near the popularity of the Latin Grammys.

    I know they have more than enough on their plate to make entirely new shows for African and Asian and European artists, so, the least they could do is expand the World music category a bit. Even Naomi Campbell the other day complained about the award.

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    Andresg770
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    Something worth remembering is that the “N” in NARAS stands for “National,” in this case meaning United States. And if I remember correctly, only recordings released in the U.S. are eligible for the Grammys (though I hope this has changed in the age of streaming…).

    The Latin Grammys, on the other hand, are awarded by the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS), which is affiliated with NARAS but is of an international nature: Members and recordings are eligible independent of their country of origin/release.

    I get that it might seem confusing or misleading that they use the name “Grammy,” but they’re making the most out of their affiliation with NARAS by building on the reputation and name-recognition of the Grammys. And it worked, considering that the Latin Grammys are generally considered the most prestigious music award show of the region, despite being newer than the Lo Nuestro and Latin Billboard awards.

    I’m sure if other regions of the world wanted to strike up similar deals with NARAS to have their own Academy and Grammys, they’d be open to it. But I’m guessing that at this point, a lot of those regions already have their own award shows.

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    Something worth remembering is that the “N” in NARAS stands for “National,” in this case meaning United States. And if I remember correctly, only recordings released in the U.S. are eligible for the Grammys (though I hope this has changed in the age of streaming…). The Latin Grammys, on the other hand, are awarded by the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS), which is affiliated with NARAS but is of an international nature: Members and recordings are eligible independent of their country of origin/release. I get that it might seem confusing or misleading that they use the name “Grammy,” but they’re making the most out of their affiliation with NARAS by building on the reputation and name-recognition of the Grammys. And it worked, considering that the Latin Grammys are generally considered the most prestigious music award show of the region, despite being newer than the Lo Nuestro and Latin Billboard awards. I’m sure if other regions of the world wanted to strike up similar deals with NARAS to have their own Academy and Grammys, they’d be open to it. But I’m guessing that at this point, a lot of those regions already have their own award shows.

    This makes perfect sense now. Other regions really need to shape up their individual categories.

    So, since NARAS and LARAS are two different things, why is the NARAS (Regular Grammy) Latin category so small?

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    I like that we have the Latin Grammys. Latinos are a huge representation of the US. Latin music is what connects us and is part of our culture.

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    It’s no news the ratings for the Grammys this year were at an all-time low.

    Should the Grammys still be televised or it should all be one long live stream of all categories? Personally, I support the latter.

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    Split Best Pop Duo/Group Performance into 2 categories:

    1. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (only groups and duos allowed to submit)
    2. Best Pop Collaboration (this includes features and collabs)

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    Toni
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    ^ Um… Fuck no!

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    Split Best Pop Duo/Group Performance into 2 categories: 1. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (only groups and duos allowed to submit) 2. Best Pop Collaboration (this includes features and collabs)

    This was how it used to be and if you seek my opinion, I vote a big no to this.

    Left to me, I’d merge the two and might introduce a Traditional Pop performance (the pop field’s answer to Traditional R&B performance). At least Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand can now get more than one nomination per album lol.

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    This was how it used to be and if you seek my opinion, I vote a big no to this.

    Left to me, I’d merge the two and might introduce a Traditional Pop performance (the pop field’s answer to Traditional R&B performance). At least Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand can now get more than one nomination per album lol.

    My problem with Best Pop Duo/Group Performance is that collaborations take up almost all spots and it leaves almost nothing to groups or duos.

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    Is there even enough pop groups anymore? Maroon 5 and then some alternative bands would submit.

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    Like many in here mentioned, I would change to preferential voting for the General Field and more categories during the telecast and less performances.

    I do NOT agree with combining ROTY/SOTY. Songwriting and Performing/Production or two entirely different disciplines and should be awarded as such. Some songs are just great in both regards and should be nominated in both.

    I don’t know people can say the NARAS doesn’t distinguish between ROTY/SOTY when only 3 songs were in both categories this past Grammys.

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    I don’t know people can say the NARAS doesn’t distinguish between ROTY/SOTY when only 3 songs were in both categories this past Grammys.

    People still don’t know the difference between a blue ribbon panel and NARAS.

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    This makes perfect sense now. Other regions really need to shape up their individual categories.

    So, since NARAS and LARAS are two different things, why is the NARAS (Regular Grammy) Latin category so small?

    I don’t know if they officially explain it this way, but essentially, it’s because of the Latin Grammys (imo).

    Prior to the major restructuring of the categories for the 2012 Grammys, they had 6-8 Latin categories, on average. In 2012, the number of categories in the Latin field became 4, including a bunch of ill-fated mergers like “Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album” (lasted only 1 year) and “Best Banda or Norteño Album” (which is now also merged with “Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album”). They also eliminated “Best Latin Jazz Album,” but had to bring it back in 2013 after they got sued.

    Anyway, my guess is that NARAS figured out they could get away with shaving off so much of the Latin field because Latin artists still have opportunities to win Latin Grammys. And to most people, a Grammy is a Grammy, whether it’s a Latin one or an American one. I assume Latin artists (except for the ones who do Latin jazz) felt the same way, because I don’t recall much pushback to the elimination of all those categories…

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