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September 27, 2020 at 10:27 am #1203737894
Campaigning is overrated when a lot of these artists who are quiet are on labels that are courting voters on their behalf behind the scenes. I’m sure Harry is one of them.September 27, 2020 at 10:21 am #1203737886
The problem with the last lists were that they catered too much to Beatles and Bob Dylan fans, so I’m happy that this update is showing the impact of Hip Hop and its influence on pop culture and giving much less weight and bias toward old school white rocker stuff. No list will ever be perfect. I have a few gripes with that list, but not that.September 27, 2020 at 10:12 am #1203737872
Chloe x Halle are being heavily predicted due to their visibility right now, but I do think it could go either way with them. At the very least, they should be able to secure two R&B nominations. There’s no telling how the BRP will take to them in the general field.September 26, 2020 at 11:36 pm #1203737394
Sunshine Anderson, “Heard It All Before”
H.E.R., “Wait for It” vs. Summer Walker, “Nobody Else”September 25, 2020 at 4:04 pm #1203735394
Lol. We should be almost on thread 48 (not 47… 48). I guess Chris said “f it!”September 25, 2020 at 8:20 am #1203733787
Now I’m “lying about my race.” I think we’ve found a clown everyone. And no, Dixie Chicks was not a “throwaway.” You realize these women received death threats, right? NO conservative would touch that shit with a ten-foot pole.
You’re arguing semantics. Just admit that the Academy at large has a problem and it all comes back to race.September 25, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203733772
“Conservative” choices like giving people who abused their president a full GF sweep and an undeserving woke song like “This Is America” SOTY. Got it.
Like I said before, they reward a few throwaways here and there, and outside of the political statements Dixie Chicks made, their music is still very traditional in style. But keep being delusional and lying about your race.September 25, 2020 at 8:08 am #1203733747
If you’re stuck on “conservative,” then the Academy is mostly white and generally makes “conservative” choices. Happy now?September 25, 2020 at 7:50 am #1203733666
Don’t call me “delusional” when you don’t have hard facts. It could be glorified gossip at the end of the day. I can believe a majority of them, kinda like America’s population, being white. But that they’re “conservatives” is rather off point IMO. Moreover, Dixie Chicks, who legit criticed conservative president George Bush swept the Grammys GF with their following release. So the “conservative” part seems kinda off to me. Moreover, what’s to say “white conservatives” don’t know good music?
You just sound really delusional and like one of those Trumpians in those news forums. Blah.September 25, 2020 at 7:49 am #1203733660
Eminem, in an interview, said he’s “fucking done. Don’t ever invite me again” after crying like a child over rightfully losing to Norah Jones and Steely Dan. Idk whether he’s cowered away from his statements though or if it was all bluff.
That’s not boycotting. Boycotting is taking your name out of contention and not performing, like Frank Ocean did. Artists cry every year about not getting enough recognition outside of a few key categories, but their work is still submitted. Ranting is not going to have any impact at all. Like I said, I don’t recall Eminem ever taking himself out of contention, and it’s probably too late for him to start doing that because Eminem is way past his commercial and creative peak.September 25, 2020 at 7:43 am #1203733637
By the way, where are the legit stats that the Grammys is mostly made up of “white conservatives”? Moreover, what’s “racist” in conservatism of all things? It’s a backward political ideology and not a synonym for KKK member.
There have been reports of this by industry insiders, and if the final results aren’t enough to back that claim, then you are delusional af.September 25, 2020 at 7:42 am #1203733631
Eminem did that and he wasn’t missed. I LOL at these artists trying to “boycott” the Grammys.
I don’t remember Eminem ever doing this. But I’m pretty certain if Kendrick, Beyoncé and the like dominate music in a particular year and decided to not only not perform at the show but take their name out of contention, it would hold huge weight to not only the Grammys but the industry that operates the Grammys. We all know Beyoncé wants to up her Grammy total and we aren’t really sure if Kendrick Lamar cares either way. So, it’s likely not going to happen, so we will continue to have this discussion yearly.September 25, 2020 at 7:36 am #1203733611
The Grammys get backlash every year, and return the following year with the same stuff. It’s because the BRP doesn’t choose the winners; NARAS does. If the make-up is mostly white conservatives, then the results will continue to show that with a few throwaway wins here and there. A backlash would not end the Grammys. What would end the Grammys is if big names started to take their names and works out of contention, but we all know they won’t do that.September 25, 2020 at 7:15 am #1203733547
I have a hard time believing that there would be a clean sweep after the Billie dominance last season. Voters may feel that rewarding “Blinding Lights” in the general field is more than enough to fulfill a “BLM agenda.” I still say the Academy as a whole is more conservative and ghost Trumpian than we think.September 25, 2020 at 6:54 am #1203733495
I’m afraid if The Weeknd wins AOTY (I’m still not convinced, no matter how much “campaigning” he does), that the Academy will feel the need to not reward another [actually] deserving black artist for a long time, no matter the acclaim or success.