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November 20, 2019 at 5:46 am #1203190880
Lil Nas X in Album of the Year…November 16, 2019 at 3:36 am #1203181755
Can’t believe it’s been a year since this album was released, it was the first Mariah project I actually listened to in full and turned me into a fan of hers!November 16, 2019 at 3:33 am #1203181747
One factor I think we’re underestimating is the music industry’s shift towards more urban-leaning songs. The fact that 5/8 artists nominated for AOTY last year were Hip-Hop/ R&B artists can be correlated with this. I wonder if this may play out in the nominations for this year since The Recording Academy have always historically snubbed more urban-sounding records in the GFNovember 3, 2019 at 4:11 am #1203163770
Just over 2 weeks till nominations are announcedNovember 3, 2019 at 3:46 am #1203163744
Get real! Mariah Carey will NOT ever hit #1 again. Her time been up.
She reached #3 last year with 2 days of tracking after December 25th and when Thank U Next and Without Me were at their commercial peaks. She was barely, if ever at all, promoting the song beyond her European tour.
She’s doing a heavy promotional campaign this year (which has already gone viral 2 days in). The song’s sales and streaming figures have hit an all-time high based on past numbers at this time of year. She definitely has a strong chance of going #1 this year and extending her record!
If she does end up going #1 this year: it’d be a monumental statement against sexism, ageism (and even racism) in the music industry – she’d be the oldest female artist since Cher (and the oldest black female artist) to top the Hot 100.It could potentially pave a way for older “legacy” artists to to retain chart longevity beyond their commercial heyday. Expect a lot of think-pieces on her!October 29, 2019 at 8:18 pm #1203158383
Janelle definitely deserved to win Urban Contemporary Album last year. I’m hoping that NF has enough crossover appeal and critical backing to be a critic’s choice win like Golden Hour, despite Lana’s past track record with the Grammys.October 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm #1203158365
“Giving Me Life” is the best song on Caution. The Grammys would be petty to overlook Mariah’s best work in over a decade.
I think so but it depends how receptive the committee are to Caution as a whole. She could potentially walk away with 3-4 nominations or she could walk away with nothing.
The featuring artists on “Giving Me Life” potentially make it somewhat of a contender (Slick Rick – a hip hop pioneer/ veteran and Blood Orange – an up and coming avant garde alt-R&B artist/producer). It’s like a blend of traditional, contemporary and futuristic R&B – so it could appeal to different segments of the committee.October 28, 2019 at 3:31 pm #1203156495
You klnow I wanted to predict Mariah lol. I want to say Giving ME Life though over With You. But I just think that the Grammys wont embrace her and R&B ALbum is her best shot. If this was based on my personal taste then half of these wouldn’t be “contenders”. If it were up to me Snoh Aaalegra would sweep the R&B field this year.
In an ideal world Mariah would sweep 🥴 but that ain’t happening (unless the academy decide to give her reparations) and yeah Best R&B Album is her best shot, if she gets nominated I can actually see her winning. I’m still holding out hope that they’ll give her at least one song nomination to go with the album nomination. I still think Monica has a HUGE shot at Best R&B Performance because Commitment was all over Urban AC radio!October 28, 2019 at 10:02 am #1203156032
Urban Contemporary Album: Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) Steve Lacy – Apollo XXI Chris Brown – Indigo Beyoncé – Homecoming: The Live Album Khalid – Free Spirit Best R&B Performance: Girls Need Love – Summer Walker & Drake Shea Butter Baby – Ari Lennox & J. Cole Love Again – Daniel Caesar & Brandy Before I Let Go – Beyoncé Trip – Ella Mai Best R&B Song : Trip – Ella Mai Raise A Man – Alicia Keys No Guidance – Chris Brown f/ Drake Make It Better – Anderson .Paak f/ Smokey Robinson Talk – Khalid Best R&B Album: PAUL – PJ Morton Caution – Mariah Carey I Used to Know Her – H.E.R Ella Mai – Ella Mai Shea Butter Baby – Ari Lennox Traditional R&B: *Need to see all the submissions under this category.
I agree with everything except Alicia Keys in Best R&B Song and Daniel Caesar in Best R&B Performance. Raise A Man was cute but had no commercial impact/ Urban AC airplay (she was also snubbed for her last studio album). Daniel Caesar’s career and image has taken a huge hit since he won last time and whilst I’m a huge fan of Brandy, “Love Again” just feels too reminiscent of “Best Part”, albeit without the impact. I’d be more inclined to pick a song that had heavy Urban AC rotation (e.g. Monica – Commitment, Mariah Carey – With You)October 26, 2019 at 7:08 am #1203153600
Honey, you bitches kill me! I can’t wait to see the meltdown here when Goddess Taylor becomes the first artist to win AOTY 3 times!
If anyone is gonna have a meltdown come November 20th, it’s you…October 26, 2019 at 7:05 am #1203153596
Chris Brown is the biggest music vulture in the industry at the moment – the only reason Indigo was a success was because it was powered by a Drake-assisted lead single (No Guidance) and because it had 52 TRACKS.
It does NOT deserve a nomination AT ALL. There are so many other artists deserving of a nomination.