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October 13, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1203776673
In the past Lana has submitted her albums to pop and to the best of my knowledge, never submitted/nominated in alternative.
There’s clearly a grey area, but I think Lana counts as pop, at least when we are talking about the Grammys – alternative radio is different. Where did “7” get submitted?October 5, 2020 at 2:44 am #1203760437
Is “Mood” going to be added to the options for record and song. This song has gone #1 in about 15 countries so far, #1 on Global Spotify, up to #5 on the Hot 100, #1 on the BB alternative songs chart, features a guitar in the instrumentation which could appeal to a lot of voters.
Perhaps it’s having it’s chart run just a few weeks too late.October 5, 2020 at 1:33 am #1203760398
I’m still going with The Weeknd winning the top awards a la Bruno Mars, Billie Eilish and Adele. I think lately sweeps have been more likely (aside from the Kacey Musgraves year).
Those albums from Adele, Bruno, Billie and also Kacey, were relativity safe albums with little or no explicit tracks or drug references etc. I’m not saying The Weeknd can’t win, but a lot of conservative voters would be put off voting for the album, even though those same voters might have no problem voting for “Blinding Lights”.
What helps him is that fact that a lot of people could vote for him across the general field in final round voting, without even listening to much of the album.
I’ve still got Future Nostalgia in my predictions, but it’s close to 50:50 for Dua.October 2, 2020 at 9:02 pm #1203754447
I wonder how they’re gonna be dealing with preparing the website this time around
In an ideal world, you would have a development site where you do your testing, then you push all the changes to production. Obviously they didn’t do that, or something went badly wrong.October 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm #1203754337
1. 57 is not “panned”; that’s more or less a 3/5-star average and is still (marginally) above average
We live in an era where most pop albums seem to be getting 75+ and they gave 79 to Lover (which had ME! on it), Chromatica and Hollywood’s Bleeding. Perhaps if we could list a bunch of recent pop albums with less than 40 (or even 50) we could begin to talk about 57 being above average.
Changes was panned, but acclaim (or lack of) doesn’t seem to matter in Best Pop Vocal Album.October 2, 2020 at 11:35 am #1203753196
So does that mean The Weeknd will get 1 of 2/3 pop spots on AOTY?
There are no real “pop spots”. The committee tries to maintain some diversity of genres, but it doesn’t have any reserved places for pop.
Take a look at the 2019 awards show where the closest thing to a pop album in AOTY was “Beerbongs & Bentleys”.September 29, 2020 at 8:16 pm #1203743620
Winning AOTY for being featured on one song used to be a thing for featured artists (and also producers and engineers). Now it goes to producers, engineers, songwriters and featured artists that are credited for at least 33% of the playing time of the album.
If you’re a featured artist credited for 33% playing time, then it’s just about time to call it a joint album, so that seems fair.September 25, 2020 at 6:52 pm #1203735607
Pop Smoke just went #1 with his album in the UK (along with a bunch of other countries). Does he have a chance at getting some nominations?
Edit: I’m assuming he has some eligible music for this eligibility period and not everything gets submitted for the 2021 awards.September 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm #1203735588
I just checked the 2022 Grammys thread. Was shocked to see no one predicting Pop Smoke for AOTY (or anything else) when everyone is talking about him in here.
I want to predict Phoebe Bridgers for something other than BNA, but I suspect she could just miss the top 5 or top 8 in a lot of categories.September 25, 2020 at 5:14 am #1203733377
Weeknd has a 80 on metacritic do I dunno where y’all get this “subpart” or “mediocre” narrative from.
The Weeknd got just one more point on metacritic than Post Malone. Most people on here would probably agree that Hollywood’s Bleeding would not be a great AOTY winner.
If The Weeknd wins, it wouldn’t be any worse than 25 winning or 24K Magic, or a number of other not great albums that have won in the past.
Quite a number of those swept the big 3 awards too.