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    But Musicbox isn’t far off from Falling Into You in terms of sound, appeal, and success. Daydream probably has even wider appeal. Her music was also everywhere and had a record breaking US hit with “One Sweet Day” during voting period.

    Daydream (to me) was a better album than Musicbox. Very true in that Mariah’s music was everywhere during the voting period which is why I was shocked that One Sweet Day lost Pop Collaboration and Pop Album.

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    And yet Celine Dion, who is the quintessence of middle of the road conventional pop was able to pull off a win literally one year later over Beck, The Fugees and The Smashing Pumpkins.

    I think Celine also won because she captured pop votes. Beck and Smashing Pumpkins might have cancelled each other. The Fugees and The Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack might have slightly cancelled each other out. My vote would have gone to Waiting To Exhale.

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    Next year Kendrick will pass Mariah’s to become the biggest loser in the big 3.

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    Award Chaos
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    Well, I Know this belongs to another threat, but what about Aretha Franklin never even nominated in the General categories. That’s one of the biggest mysteries ever. No respect.

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    Well, I Know this belongs to another threat, but what about Aretha Franklin never even nominated in the General categories. That’s one of the biggest mysteries ever. No respect.

    I agree that Aretha Franklin’s Respect deserved to be nominated for Record and Song of the Year. I am also surprised that Freeway of Love wasn’t nominated for Record of the Year and that it did not hit #1.

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    archie
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    1996 was the year of Alanis Morissette. Sorry Mariah, but “Jagged Little Pill” deserved to win Album Of The Year. It is one of the most iconic records of the 90’s.

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    The Grammys tend to always snub the more urban-sounding records for AOTY. Daydream was basically Contemporary R&B with a Pop face – by this time Mariah had already revolutionized Pop music with the Fantasy Remix with ODB. Like a lot of Mariah albums, it was/ is acclaimed more in retrospect for its impact/legacy. The same thing can be said for The Emancipation of Mimi in 2006 – it basically laid the sonic blueprint for modern Hip-Hop and R&B (think about the number of upcoming and established R&B stars today – the likes of Ella Mai and Kehlani – that cite The Emancipation of Mimi being one of the greatest modern R&B albums of all time).

    I do think Alanis Morisette deserved AOTY but One Sweet Day not winning anything is inexcusable. I know there was a lot of backlash to Mariah not winning anything in 1996, so Celine’s win in 1997 could be interpreted as a means of appeasing that (rewarding what they perceived to be the more MOR, AC friendly record)

    Mariah has always been misunderstood as an artist and person (30 years into her career and people still question her ethnicity), and that can be traced back to the way she was marketed as a Pop star during the early-to-mid 90s. Excluding her forays into MOR on ‘Music Box‘, Mariah’s music has always leaned more heavily into R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop than ‘Pop’.

    Mariah’s legendary status and legacy have never really been based on her critical acclaim, but more so on her influence on Pop and R&B artists and vocalists, as well as her impact on the sonic landscape of Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B.

    As for Elton John, his lack of wins in the Big Three are inexcusable. For artists like Mariah and Elton John, I don’t think Grammys make any difference to their overall legacies – they’ve already had a visible impact on the music industry and have made their mark on pop culture.

    The very least they could do is nominate Caution for a couple of awards in at least the R&B Category. Heck, even give it the one spot taken by veteran artists in AOTY nominations. In the near or distant future, it’d be a travesty if ‘Merry Christmas’ wasn’t inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. All I Want For Christmas Is You is the only modern Xmas song in the standard Canon. People don’t really appreciate how monumental an achievement that is, seeing as though an infinite no. of artists before and (more so) after her tried (and failed) to do the same…

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    Justin Galaxy
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    Get real! “Bad Romance” did NOT deserve to win ROTY/SOTY. That song is generic as fuck.

    Bad Romance literally revolutionized pop music but go off…

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    Well, I Know this belongs to another threat, but what about Aretha Franklin never even nominated in the General categories. That’s one of the biggest mysteries ever. No respect.

    Exactly. At least Elton, Lady Gaga and Mariah were nominated several times during the peak of their careers unlike Aretha during her entire career or Madonna during the 80s.

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