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  • queenb
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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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    Mishtii Murari
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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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    Lone Pirate
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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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    WildforFilm
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    Watching Rocketman renewed my interest in Elton John’s music and got me looking into his Grammy Award history. Needless to say I was absolutely SHOCKED to find out that a great majority of his biggest hits were not even nominated!

    The 70s and 80s Grammy Committees seriously failed.There is no reason that Tiny Dancer, Rocketman, and I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues are not all ROTY and SOTY nominees with at least one of them winning. I’m glad that Candle in the Wind (albeit not the original) was able to garner him a Grammy.

    One day I’ll have to delve into the years and see what “great” songs stole his nominations and wins.

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