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August 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm #1203030700
I wouldn’t be surprised if When I Get Home was snubbed/ only nominated in the song categories, A Seat At The Table was only able to squeak out one r&b performance nomination/ win when it had 100x the sales/impact and more acclaim overall.
It’s been a weak year so who knows, but its obvious the Grammys don’t exactly view Solange as a darling since she wasn’t nominated for (more deserving) work prior to A Seat At The Table.August 14, 2019 at 4:29 am #1203023220
Lorde and Billie Eilish wouldn’t have become as big as they were/ are if it weren’t for Lana Del Rey. The authenticity debates surrounding Lana made the path for the likes of Lorde and Billie much easier to use.
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston were equally matched vocalists, but Mariah Carey was/ is a far greater musical artist – on par with the likes of Michael Jackson. She was also a much greater vocal technician than Whitney ever was – she could/ still can do things with the different textures of her voice that no other vocalist, male or female, could/ can ever dream of.
The two biggest R&B stars right now – Ella Mai and Khalid – aren’t reflective of the entire genre itself and shouldn’t be credited for “bringing R&B back”. It never actually left it just wasn’t/ isn’t getting as much coverage as Hip Hop.
Beyoncé not winning AOTY in 2017 shouldn’t have been surprising. The Grammys have always snubbed more deserving urban-leaning albums in the general category (see Confessions by Usher, The Emancipation of Mimi by Mariah Carey, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West – (all landmark records in Hip-Hop and R&B which were snubbed)
Toni Braxton is highkey overrated. Except Long as I Live, Sex and Cigarettes was NOT a good album.
Ariana Grande NEEDS to return to making more R&B-influenced pop and stop with the trap-influenced pop. She may sell less, but she’ll reinvigorate the passion from her fanbaseAugust 13, 2019 at 5:14 pm #1203022702
It’s definitely not on the same level as A Seat At the Table but it’s still better than most of the contenders. She’d be an inspired nominee.
I’m not saying that Solange wouldn’t be an inspired nominee, but all I’m saying is… if A Seat At the Table couldn’t even get an album nomination in the R&B or Urban Contemporary category, how can we expect When I Get Home to do it when it’s considered as a downgrade. The most I can see Solange doing is an R&B Performance nomination with ‘Almeda’, and even then its not exactly a performance, let alone a vocally demanding oneAugust 13, 2019 at 5:06 pm #1203022688
Honey, once again you are delusional! According to Metacritic (which you girls believe is the end-all-be-all), When I Get Home has a higher score than A Star Is Born and Thank U, Next. Face it, Solange makes better albums than your precious poptart.
Honey, at least you can actually listen to A Star Is Born and Thank U, Next without abusing the skip button or hearing some uncontextualized politically-charged lyric repeated over and over.August 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm #1203022685
I’m not gonna completely slander Solange, but this was a huge downgrade from A Seat at the Table, which didn’t even crank out an R&B OR Urban Contemporary album nomination, despte being the most critically acclaimed R&B album of that submissions period (besides Lemonade). The one nomination she got for Cranes in the Sky was based on the fact that it was an amazing song (and somewhat of a hit). So far, When I Get Home has (unsurprisingly) not generated a single song of that magnitude. Retrospectively, based on the facts, we’re collectively overhyping Solange’s chances at nabbing any nominations at all.August 13, 2019 at 1:52 am #1203021533
They’re gonna put When I Get Home in Urban Contemporary, it’s just as sonically unconventional as something like Anderson Paak’s Ventura. I don’t understand why some of y’all want it in the R&B album CategoryAugust 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm #1203021013
PJ Morton’s “PAUL” is amazing. I love it from beginning to end. I can see it winning R&B Album. And I wouldn’t be mad at all. Even if he’s up against Mariah.
IKR!!! It’s got this really nice throwback vibe running through it but the production feels current and of-the-moment. He should submit it for Best R&B Album and ‘Built For Love’ (w Jasmine Sullivan) for Best Trad. R&B Performance. Caution is still THAT B*TCH though and will always hold a special place in my heart, the songs have aged like fine wine…August 12, 2019 at 11:14 am #1203020753
Normani(?) She could be placed in Pop but I don’t think she’ll get nominated either way.
Normai’s best chance of a nomination is with Waves in my opinion, it’ll set her up well for further recognition when she drops her album in time for the 2021 ceremonyAugust 12, 2019 at 11:12 am #1203020751
PJ Morton’s Paul was just released a few days ago Lionel Richie has a live album coming out soon but that could be placed in Pop Album.
I was JUST listening to PAUL today, such a good album! He could definitely nab a nomination, his recent history with the Grammys seems good! Not too sure about the Lionel Richie album thoughAugust 12, 2019 at 11:01 am #1203020731
There’s a powerful narrative attached to Lizzo being nominated for Album of the Year. Even if you aren’t a fan of hers, her come-up has been inspiring and is socially relevant. And anyways, she’s had one of the most consistently charting albums (and singles) of the year. She’s not a 100% lock, but she’s damn well close to it!August 12, 2019 at 10:58 am #1203020726
Are there any upcoming R&B releases that could potentially nab a nom this year?August 11, 2019 at 8:37 am #1203019344
Sure… Urban Contemporary is meant to be a “modern” R&B, Pop influenced by R&B/Hip Hop(and the opposite) category. Bazzi will probably be moved to pop because he’s white and the same applies to Post Malone. Rihanna, Beyoncé, The Weeknd are all POP and still were nominated and won that category. “Unapologetic” is just like those albums by Bazzi and Post Malone and it won. The only difference is their skin tone. They don’t want white people nominated because they don’t wanna risk another Macklemore controversy with the only white person nominated winning.
In a perfect world, Bazzi would be nominated in Urban Contemporary, Lizzo and Khalid would be nominated in the Pop Categories. Sadly this is the Grammys we’re talking about, they like pigeonholing black artists in the R&B/ Urban Contemporary categories and keeping White artists in the pop categories.August 11, 2019 at 4:29 am #1203019236
Soul Searching by Bazzi will definitely end up slotted in Urban Contemporary. Hopefully it gets a nom.
I don’t see it happening. Urban Contemporary albums tend to be R&B/ Hip-Hop albums with pop influences. Soul Searching is Pop with R&B and Hip-Hop influences – he’s no different to someone like Ariana Grande.