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May 27, 2020 at 1:24 pm #1203503912
I’m starting to see Gaga & Ariana in MV too if ROM continues to hold.
The music video is simply the best released in this eligibility period, followed by Physical. What could hurt it though it that it’s too poppy. But then so was Bad Blood.
It’s literally just bad choreo in front of a green screen (and it wasn’t even the best MV released that DAY).May 26, 2020 at 1:31 pm #1203502180
Are we sure Future Nostalgia is locked in BPVA? Pop voters tend to favor either 1. Best sellers or 2. Big Names. Taking last year as a example, we had:
WWAFA,WDWG? (best seller)
Lover (best seller and big name)
Thank U, Next (best seller and big name)
No.6 Collaborations Project (big name)
The Gift (big name)May 25, 2020 at 12:41 pm #1203500156
I truly do NOT understand why Pop is treated so differently than other genre categories and why it is that an artist like The Weeknd is going to be able to submit his biggest hit to BPS (Blinding Lights), a collab with an artist whose most likely “box” is ‘rap’ to BPD/G (In Your Eyes ft. Doja Cat), and still have their album considered Urban Contemporary/R&B, and a chance for at least 1 other song entered into the R&B field.
How does that NOT indicate that The Weeknd completed a POP album? Yet, Chromatica has no chance to submit as a D/E Album in the same way that ARTPOP and BTW were unable to submit any songs into D/E, or Joanne/ASIB any songs to Country. I’m not talking about whether noms or wins would be deserved in any of these cases, just trying to understand why certain artists can submit 2 of their biggest hits – in a time when eras are limited 4 singles max – into the Pop field and still compete in Urban Contemporary Album with deep cuts in the R&B field, while others are forced under BPVA and the Pop genre.
Pop as it is treated by the Grammys is NOT synonymous with “popular” as someone alluded to. If that were the case, it would be redundant with the GF and songs submitted to Rock/Dance/Rap/R&B wouldn’t get tossed to Pop if there wasn’t a defined sound the Academy is considering. Every genre field needs a committee for consistency and transparency, and Pop needs to be updated to include at minimum ‘Best Pop Song.’
Meanwhile, as artists continue to break/blend genres, and the streaming era promotes album tracks charting due the size of fanbases/amount of hype vs. quality of the music/penetration into markets, rules need to be considered surrounding limiting artists to compete under 1 singular genre, submitting only official singles, and separating Duo/Group from Colllaborations as featured remixes will continue to gain popularity as a way of boosting streams.
Pop field is treated as a place to toss everything that is blocked by other fields… the Academy should’ve set a committee for pop long ago.
“and separating Duo/Group from Colllaborations as featured remixes will continue to gain popularity as a way of boosting streams.”
I agree, there should be 2 categories.May 25, 2020 at 10:23 am #1203499924
Wouldn’t BEck submit in Alternative?May 24, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203499258
I’m really curious about the number of Academy members voting in the Pop field during the nomination stage, it must be a small number for there to be so many ties resulting in more than 5 noms in a single category.May 24, 2020 at 6:43 pm #1203499239
I think Bad Bunny is happening at AOTY.May 24, 2020 at 5:49 pm #1203499103
Do labels have to submit to the VMAS? I’ve read about it last year but never found out if it was true.May 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm #1203497435
Which albums would you say are locked in AOTY for now?
1. After Hours (The Weeknd)
2. Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Fiona Apple)
3. Hollywood’s Bleeding (Post Malone)????May 22, 2020 at 6:35 pm #1203496269
I promise you “My Oh My” isn’t happening. It wasn’t a big enough hit. Didn’t even crack the Top 10 on the Hot 100… not that that always matters, but for the type of song that it is… a more contemporary one featuring a rap artist… I think that it will matter in this case.
I’m sure well get some more contenders in Pop Duo/Group soon enough. Its looking like artists aren’t afraid to release music anymore during the pandemic.
But the thing is, were there bigger songs? For now we have Rain On Me (a name-check), Memories, Intentions and then ???May 20, 2020 at 11:22 am #1203491933
Do you guys think Gaga may submit Chromatica to Dance/Electronic Album instead of BPVA?May 20, 2020 at 10:30 am #1203491798
Do you guys think she may submit it to Dance/Electronic Album instead of BPVA?May 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm #1203481990
What are Lil Uzi Vert’s chances in AOTY?May 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm #1203481609
Variety predictions for AOTY