I don’t want to inflame the discussion about race at the Grammys, but here are the last 5 years of AOTY winners:
2016 Taylor Swift – 1989
2017 Adele – 25
2018 Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
2019 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
2020 Billie Eilish – WWAFA,WDWG
In the last 5 years there have been 3x white pop female AOTY winners – arguably 4 out of 5…[Read more]
alex00g2 replied to the topic Variety: Coachella, Stagecoach fests postponed until October in the forum Music 1 week, 5 days ago
The official announcement has come through.
Glastonbury 2020: Festival cancelled due to coronavirus
The announcement also calls into doubt the viability of other UK festivals, including BST Hyde Park, All Points East, Lovebox and Latitude.
The festival was planned for June 24-28 and would have…[Read more]
Fun fact, her EP was recorded in the same studio where Lorde recorded Royals and Pure Heroine (different producer). She needs more visibility outside New Zealand and Australia before I’d start making predictions, but worth watching to see what happens.
alex00g2 replied to the topic Variety: Coachella, Stagecoach fests postponed until October in the forum Music 2 weeks, 1 day ago
New Orleans Jazz Festival and a lot of other festivals just got cancelled.
Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences,…
Deborah Dugan Fires Back at Recording Academy, Cites Evidence of Alleged Attempts to ‘Influence’ Grammy Noms
But who is the “superstar” they are talking about here?
“I think there’s a case to be made to [supers…
alex00g2 replied to the topic Variety: Coachella, Stagecoach fests postponed until October in the forum Music 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Did you have tickets?
I’d love to say you’re right, but getting a vaccine ready for distribution to millions of people is probably at least 18 months away. Maybe October 2022.
The other way to “contain” the coronavirus is to limit large gatherings. Ultra festival Miami cancelled with no refunds, although they say tickets will be valid for Mar…[Read more]
alex00g2 replied to the topic Variety: Coachella, Stagecoach fests likely postponed until October in the forum Music 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Most likely cancelled rather than postponed, since by the time we get to October, the US coronavirus situation is going to be worse than Italy and Iran are now.
I’m not sure how Glastonbury or any European festival can go ahead right now.
The interesting part will be how many albums will get cancelled or postponed too?
For many smaller artists,…[Read more]
There are still a few updates coming with this:
In A Leaked Memo, The Recording Academy Says It’s Investigating Sexual Harassment & Corruption Claims
Recording Academy in Mediation with Ousted C…[Read more]
In both cases the format and the quality appear to be related. There is nothing wrong with the EP format, but in the case of “7” it appears that they rushed to release an EP to capitalise on the success of Old Town Road and make Lil Nas X eligible for more awards categories.
A similar process appears to gone on with H.E.R. where a number of…[Read more]
Do the Grammys even have an ounce of credibility left to lose?
We just saw an AOTY lineup which included an 18 minute EP, as well as an album described as a “compilation album” that “comprises songs from the singer’s EPs I Used to Know Her: The Prelude (2018) and I Used to Know Her: Part 2 (2018), and includes five additional songs, as well as…[Read more]
May 2019 was the release date in Australia for Dance Monkey.
This has happened many times before. ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ was released in Australia in July 2011, entered the Hot 100 in January 2012, won Grammys in 2013.
63rd GRAMMY Awards – Sunday, January 31, 2021
Haven’t seen an official announcement about the deadline.
That would not be a huge surprise.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. Just look at the number of times we had 6+ nominations in the pop categories over the past decade.
Anyone with a basic understanding of probabilities should know that a large numbers of ties shouldn’t happen when there are thousands of voters.
But if there was a total of…[Read more]
We’re going to get at least one Rap album in AOTY and right now, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial might be the leading contender.
It might all depend on whether Kendrick releases something in the eligibility period, because then we are talking about the possibility of Roddy Ricch having one of 2 Rap albums in AOTY (if there are 2 Rap…[Read more]
Did we ever learn whether Lana Del Rey and Bon Iver were offered performances or not? What about Vampire Weekend?
I’m assuming they weren’t offered a performance slot in the main show, which would mean that only 5 out of 8, or 62.5 % of the AOTY nominees were offered a performance.
Is this a record low for recent AOTY nominees?
Or did we have…[Read more]
For Selena to get a nomination with “Lose You to Love Me”, she would have to promote the song, which means live performances and we saw (and heard) what happened when she tried to do that.
I’m not as sure about Dua Lipa as some people on here. Top 5 on global Spotify right now, but she needs to do better in the US. It seems that non-US pop act…[Read more]
The honorees through its history have been:
1959–1965: Artist only.
1966–1998: Artist and producer.
1999–2012: Artist, producer, and recording engineer or mixer.
2012–2017: Artist, producer, mastering engineer, and recording engineer or mixer.
2018–: Artist, producer, songwriter, mastering engineer, and recording engineer or mixer.
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