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February 19, 2020 at 6:37 am #1203351816
Good News is by Mac Miller. I think there will be a sympathy pick and it could be him or Demi. It was also a top 20 hit.
There have only been 2 posthumous nominations in the pop field in the last 10 years – Michael Jackson (2011) and Amy Winehouse (2012). Mac Miller isn’t on the level of either of those artists and doesn’t have the appeal to pop voters to do it.
Predicting that unknown song to get in over Selena Gomez’s #1 hit is wishful thinking at best, delusion at worst.February 18, 2020 at 10:48 am #1203350969
It’s a track on Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles.
Yeah, that’s not happening.February 18, 2020 at 10:25 am #1203350956
1. Don’t Start Now
3. Adore You
4. Anyone/Good News
5. Dance Monkey
What is this song
and “Circles” is definitely ahead of “Don’t Start Now.” Post got a Pop Solo nomination over her in 2019 and “Circles” is a bigger hit.
“Dance Monkey” is also ahead of “Adore You” and “Anyone” for sure, if it’s eligibleFebruary 18, 2020 at 7:36 am #1203350669
Pop voters have clearly established that they do not like her whatsoever.
Maybe a little bit of an overstatement. She’s never been truly undeniable so to suggest she’s been snubbed multiple times is inaccurate. The only real shocker with her is that Demi Lovato got a Pop Vocal Album nomination over her in 2017, and even then, there were several other candidates who could have taken that spot, like Meghan Trainor, Lukas Graham, One Direction, or Shawn Mendes.February 17, 2020 at 10:41 am #1203349645
Am I missing any notable pop field contenders so far?
Best Pop Solo Performance
Justin Bieber – “Yummy” [R&B?]
Lewis Capaldi – “Before You Go”
Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”
Billie Eilish – “No Time to Die”
Selena Gomez – “Lose You to Love Me”
Ariana Grande – [something from her live album]
Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Lizzo – “Good as Hell” [eligible?]
Demi Lovato – “Anyone”
Post Malone – “Circles”
Maren Morris – “The Bones” [Country?]
Sam Smith – “To Die For”
Harry Styles – “Adore You”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”
Tones and I – “Dance Monkey” [eligible?]
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Arizona Zervas – “Roxanne” [Rap/Sung?]
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Justin Bieber feat. Quavo – “Intentions”
Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby – “My Oh My”
Coldplay – “Orphans” [Rock?]
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours” [Country?]
Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”
Lil Nas X & Nas – “Rodeo” [Rap/Sung?]
Lizzo feat. Ariana Grande – “Good as Hell” [eligible?]
Post Malone feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott – “Take What You Want” [Rock?]
Post Malone feat. Young Thug – “Goodbyes”
Maroon 5 – “Memories”
Ed Sheeran feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B – “South of the Border”
Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Bieber – Changes [Urban Contemporary?]
Camila Cabello – Romance
Coldplay – Everyday Life [Rock? Alternative?]
Celine Dion – Courage
Selena Gomez – Rare
Ariana Grande – K Bye for Now
Halsey – Manic
Kesha – High Road
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
Sam Smith – To Die For
Harry Styles – Fine Line [Rock?]February 17, 2020 at 9:22 am #1203349498
If Adele is releasing in September, that’s most likely going to qualify for the upcoming Grammys. The deadline was shortened to August last year because the telecast was bumped up several weeks earlier. The last time the Grammy deadline ended in August, in 2009, it went back to September the following year.February 16, 2020 at 9:42 am #1203348593
That proves nothing. Lorde and Bruno Mars split Pop Solo and Pop Album in the same year. Lil Nas X, Portugal. The Man, and A Great Big World all won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance without Pop Vocal Album nominations (against artists who were nominated in the latter category, to boot).
“Better Now” and especially “Havana” were ubiquitous, and “God Is a Woman” was barely a blip on the radar. I have a hard time believing it would have won.February 16, 2020 at 9:01 am #1203348565
She was absolutely filler in the general field this year, since Thank U, Next and “7 Rings” were never going to win there. The nominations were an acknowledgment of her success, but she never stood a chance. Just like Bieber and Purpose.
And I’m not so sure Ariana was the next in line for Pop Solo last year. Camila and Post Malone’s hits were MUCH bigger.February 16, 2020 at 8:51 am #1203348553
she won 0/5 this year which is where she gained most of her losses but in no way was she a filler this year. it was always going to be between her and billie. had billie not had as much hype last year, ariana would’ve probably won 2 grammys for thank u next.
If it wasn’t Billie, it was going to be Lizzo, or Lil Nas X, or Vampire Weekend, depending on the category. Best Pop Vocal Album is the only category where Ariana would have been competitive without Billie and even then, Taylor Swift had a lot of momentum.February 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm #1203348093
IIRC Justin Bieber didn’t submit anything the year Journals was released.February 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm #1203348016
It annoys me how the screening panel will most likely push Changes to Pop when something like Cuz I Love You – which is way, way more pop – gets thrown into Urban Contemporary. They need to stop relegating black artists to R&B and stop pushing borderline cases into Pop.
I think Changes could actually get past the screening committee and compete in Urban Contemporary, but it may be in Justin’s best interest to submit the album to pop, because the chances of the R&B nominations committee putting him through are pretty slim, especially with those reviews.