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February 14, 2019 at 5:06 pm #1202776506
The Grammys have never been strictly a popularity contest. For instance, in 2012, when random songs like a Buddy Holly cover by The Black Keys got a nomination in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance over Katy Perry and Kanye West’s massive #1 hit. People bring up chart performance because the bigger the hit, the more voters will likely be familiar with the song, which could potentially mean more votes. Not because the Grammys do, or ever used to, pick the biggest hit just because it was the biggest hit.
And nothing’s truly ever “undeniable” – look at “Despacito” last year.February 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm #1202776365
“Without Me” is considerably bigger than “Bad at Love”, already has more legs than Ariana’s “Thank U, Next,” and Halsey has a larger profile than she did last year, as evidenced by the fact that she hosted SNL this past weekend. I think she’s a major player.February 14, 2019 at 2:47 pm #1202776357
Also, at least one of those Kelly Clarkson/P!nk songs from The Greatest Showman Reimagined album will probably factor in Pop Solo somewhere.February 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm #1202776341
I know it’s crazy to say this early, but Ariana, Gaga, and Halsey feel like locks for Pop Solo, assuming they don’t add a committee for the pop field. Maybe Halsey is expendable if this becomes a competitive year.February 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm #1202776255
Another example, Christina nominated for flop single “Fall in Line” and her non single “Like I Do”. Christina has pretty much been shafted by radio since 2007. Her solo material is never played on radio. She managed to get multiple nominations for Liberation, something she hasn’t accomplished since Back to basics.
Aguilera was also at the top of the ballot, which helps.February 14, 2019 at 10:23 am #1202776062
And please stop with the “I’m just saying it’s a possibility” nonsense. You’re making it very clear that that’s what you think actually happened.February 14, 2019 at 10:14 am #1202776048
So because a few websites predicted incorrectly, the results were “fixed” by a committee. Got it.
You keep pointing to “Joanne” winning as an indicator that “Shallow” was the only plausible winner, completely ignoring the fact that “This Is America” won Best Rap/Sung Performance against much stronger competition (the biggest hit of the year + an Oscar-nominated hit by Grammy darling Kendrick Lamar).February 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm #1202775206
After the Best Rap Performance shocker, a part of me is thinking Rap/Sung is already locked up by Anderson .Paak and Kendrick’s “Tints.” But I’m interested to see what Bruno and Cardi have to offer.February 13, 2019 at 11:36 am #1202774783
I’m still completely flabbergasted that Taylor Swift missed a nomination in this incredibly weak year. I would have pegged her to win had she gotten the nomination… and instead, “Joanne” of all songs, pulls it off. 💀February 13, 2019 at 11:09 am #1202774727
They should just consolidate the performance and song awards in all genre categories into one award that goes to the artist, producer, engineers/mixers, and songwriters if it’s a new song.February 13, 2019 at 11:06 am #1202774723
Formation would never win SOTY or ROTY because it wasn’t a hit on the charts. Shallow proves that.
The ROTY/SOTY winner will always be a #1 or #2 hit. Everything else has the nomination as a reward.
“Shallow” was a chart hit… what world are you living in? Just because it didn’t peak at #1 or #2 doesn’t mean it wasn’t a hit.
It’s probably going to be bigger than “This Is America” when all is said and done. It debuted at #1 but had no longevity. “All the Stars” and “The Middle” peaked lower than it but ranked higher on the year-end Billboard charts.
The charts have nothing to do with it because “This Is America” was one of the least successful songs in both categories.
February 13, 2019 at 11:04 am #1202774719
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BNA: I thought HER had it easily with the multiple nominations but Dua was a good winner and hopefully will avoid the curse. I can’t help but to think Ella Mai should’ve submitted into this category because I think she would’ve been a threat to win it.
Ella Mai was entered in Best New Artist; the committee passed over her.February 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm #1202774207
Can Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves get into Pop Solo/SOTY? It seems like she’s making it a single and sending it to Radio. I know it’s not eligible in Country, but it’s a piano ballad so she can submit to Pop.
Not eligible, it’s from a Grammy-winning album. A new recording would be eligible in ROTY and other performance categories, but not SOTY (or Country Song). The music video is also eligible.