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August 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm #1203027038
The quality is there but it doesn’t sound all that commercial. I can’t see it being a big hit but who knows.August 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1203020873
Michael Jackson was not that great a singer
Prince > MJ in every way.
Queen had a better discography than the Beatles
Mariah Carey is slightly overrated as a singer.
Lemonade is overrated. As a standalone album without visuals, it’s average at best.
Reputation was a good album.
A Star is Born would not be a good AOTY winner if it wins.August 10, 2019 at 10:12 am #1203018610
Said it before and I’ll say it again – “This Is America” was “Formation”, but bigger, less controversial, and without a hit like “Hello” standing in its way.
Really? I would say “This is America” is more controversial. The lyrics are more direct and less subtle and it even includes gun shots.August 10, 2019 at 10:07 am #1203018602
It’s not a race issue but a genre bias which is why even Eminem has gone 0 and 3 in AOTY. Most voters prefer something that appeals to them which is usually pop/rock. Most voters are musicians/songwriters so they prefer those types of artists. While there is no correct formula that let’s us be able to predict the winner, we can see that every winner has been a songwriter/musician. Someone who composes music, melodies, and plays instruments. A lot of rappers, while they write their own lyrics, don’t play instruments nor compose music. Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Andre 3000, and Lauryn Hill can/do. I’m not saying it’s bad to not be able to do it, but it definitely is something voters prefer based on history. Dance music is similar in that a lot of the sounds are created by computers as oppose to the traditional way, hence why dance has not done well either in the GF and has done worst than hip hop and contemporary R&B. No one really cares about dance music here but it falls into the same boat. Music that is not made the “traditional way” by “musicians” Look at every AOTY winner in the last 30 years and only 2 don’t fall into that category.July 29, 2019 at 4:31 am #1203000607
I’ve seen people bring up Lana Del Rey’s lack of Grammy success when discrediting Billie Eillish, but if Lana had the kind of commercial success that Billie is having, she too would have been all over the GF.July 29, 2019 at 4:26 am #1203000603
Yeah a serious break up ballad by a British balladist, a 7 week #1 song about personal growth after a break up and the 2nd biggest hit of the year are definitely not as serious as the song by a 17 year old about stealing dads and giving oral sex.
Even you have to admit how bias you are being. You can’t just dismiss the whole song by one line, which is actually more tongue in cheek. I could do the same. A breakthrough singer-songwriter who positions herself in a role usually reserved for male hip hop artists and rockers vs name dropping her exes for attention.
I’m not predicting “Bad Guy” to win yet until I see the nominations, but it’s definitely ahead of songs like Thank You Next and Old Town Road.July 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm #1202992461
This is miles better than “Me” and “Calm Down”.July 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm #1202983994
Barbra Streisand always loses Grammys when she’s nominated for 3 decades now. While Bennett always wins Traditional Pop Vocal Album/Performance, with 13(?) wins and only 3 losses, 2 of them against the same person(Michael Bublé). He even won multiple times for joint albums like CTC. He is an automatic name-check most of the time.
He used to be automatic (5/5 in the 90s, and 5/5 in the 00s).
In this decade he is 3/6. He hasn’t been automatic in a long time.
Being a Grammy darling/favorite is cyclical.July 17, 2019 at 9:41 am #1202981327
Number one, Gaga was competing with another pop album (two if you count Lady Antebellum who had a huge crossover year). Number two, she was never considered the frontrunner that year – Eminem was. Number three, The Suburbs was a strong seller, which most of the critical darlings this year have not been. And finally, rock is usually the default choice when you’ve got two pop albums that aren’t frontrunners, a rap album, and a country album. Arcade Fire didn’t even win their genre category which goes to show what a default choice they were for AOTY.
Plus, it was an EP that is essentially a continuation of the previous album. I was actually surprised she got the nom to begin with instead of just a ROTY nom.July 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm #1202973036
Megan Trainor is a one hit wonder in hindsight, but back then her second single was just peaking or had just peaked (in the top 5) as voting was closing. Voters couldn’t have known then she would be a one hit wonder or a one era wonder. Also she was singer songwriter who plays multiple instruments so I don’t think she was “not serious enough”. Timing was probably her biggest obstacle. Her album was only released a few weeks before the show.July 12, 2019 at 2:57 pm #1202972915
I and many others predicted Golden Hour winning/nominated from early in the year.
Was Morning Phase and The Suburbs a popular prediction from the beginning? I can’t remember if those were out of the blue or not.July 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm #1202972807
I don’t know how confident some of you are of Lizzo. I only have her in AOTY and BNA. But she could get into SOTY and ROTY. Or is that what most are predicting anyway? To me that would be a surprise.
As for snubs, I have Ariana in all 3 GF. I could see her getting snubbed in ROTY/SOTY.July 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm #1202971453
Shocking I feel that maybe one of the trinity of the year will not be nominated for AOTY this year, which is Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga. I remember when we had the discussion on Taylor vs. The Carters and both were shut out, same with Travis Scott and Ariana Grande.
I wouldn’t put Gaga with the other two. Billie and Ariana are as close to a lock as you can get. Gaga is more of a wild card.