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July 16, 2019 at 1:50 pm #1202979381
tbh i did not expect her to beat Taylor Swift and she did so
Context matters. Would she have beat 1989? No. But Reputation underperformed, and on top of that, Ariana got in Pop Solo Performance over Taylor with a smaller hit, which was an early tip-off that Taylor’s support this year wasn’t very strong.July 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm #1202979217
“A different level of musicianship when it comes to Beyoncé” is what your full sentence should read. Because she is such a talent in multiple areas, people constantly look for areas to bring her down and writing is their favorite.
Y’all don’t Frank Sinatra; Elvis; Diana Ross; Whitney Houston; Celine Dion’s musicianship ..
I wouldn’t exactly consider Whitney, Celine, and Diana musicians.July 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm #1202979118
Ariana wasn’t taken seriously as an artist until Sweetener happened. It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that Dangerous Woman and My Everything lost their noms. In fact, I think it’s telling that they let her compete with such big artists despitr still making kinda generic pop music.
The fact that she can sing has always helped her, even while getting filler nominations that her peers like Selena Gomez couldn’t manage. Grammy voters love them some divas.July 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1202979030
Lorde in 2018 spoke out and said that she could only perform if she performed with another artist, she refused.
And that had no bearing on her wins/losses that night. She only had one nomination for AOTY, and considering she didn’t even get nominated in her genre, winning that would have been an uphill battle regardless.July 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202978987
*grammy producers are notorious for blacklisted/shutting out artists from being nominated/winning when there’s a disagreement between the artist and the producers.
The most he can do is not invite her back to perform, and even that is unlikely considering she is currently one of the most popular artists in the world.
He cannot tamper with the nominations or winners.July 16, 2019 at 11:02 am #1202978643
It is well-known that Beyoncé typically doesn’t write her own songs from the ground up. She primarily uses writing camps and then takes credit for minor changes. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s good when an artist knows their strengths and weaknesses. She’s a good curator.July 16, 2019 at 10:54 am #1202978590
Beyoncé fans still overhyping her as usual. Homecoming likely isn’t getting nominated anywhere other than Music Film, maybe Urban Contemporary Album. She’s not a general field contender this year.July 16, 2019 at 8:21 am #1202977275
Now A Star is Born Soundtrack may have competition with The Lion King: The Gift in Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Let us see the performance of The Gift in the coming weeks.
The Gift isn’t eligible for Visual Media Comp; the regular soundtrack is. It’s another Black Panther situation.July 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm #1202976577
I agree that Billie is Grammy bait but Bad Guy is just simply not the song to submit. It’s a big bit but it has none of the lyrical intensity or meaning that all of those female songwriters had in their songs.
If Billie submits WTOP, I’d be the first to predict her for both GF categories. That song is made for the Grammy’s and could easily win this year. It was a hit and lasted pretty long on the Hot 100 and it’s on the same level as something like Royals in terms of objective quality.
Bad Guy on the other hand would just not be a contender. It would get into Record as this year is weak af, but it’s not your typical winner. Pop Solo could happen but she ain’t winning Record, let alone Song, with that track.
“Bad Guy”, in some ways, may not be a typical Grammy winner, but I think that they will be so won over with Billie Eilish that she is a serious threat to win Record and/or Song with it.
Commercial smash + alternative radio hit + by a classy singer-songwriter type of artist is a pretty hard combination to deny.July 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm #1202976532
I think that it’s very hard of this to happen but Gaga could get ROTY and SOTY with I’ll Never Love Again and Always Remember Us This Way, respectively (if she doesn’t release nothing for LG6)
I don’t think that’s going to happen. If Gaga gets anywhere in the GF this year, bank on AOTY without accompanying R/SOTY noms.July 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm #1202976527
Do you guys think Billie Eilish will breakthrough in the Rock categories, seeing as how she has had a lot of radio airplay on rock/alternative radio???
I’m assuming her label would submit “Bury A Friend.”
The Rock Field will probably consist of the following:
The Black Keys
Greta Van Fleet (despite bad reviews)
Cage the Elephant
Mumford & Sons
twenty one pilots
and then really maybe but probably not, but I hope The 1975!
Alternative is not necessarily rock
The Grammys have routinely slotted only heavier guitar-based tracks in the rock field as of late. Billie’s music is thoroughly synthesizer-based pop.
She will only be contending in pop categories, possibly Alternative Album (Pop Vocal Album is more likely, but you never know), and maybe Dance Recording for one of her more electronic tracks like “Bury a Friend.”
Similarly, SHAED are not happening in the rock field.July 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm #1202976118
I am not “obsessed” with Billie. Do I like her? Sure, but I mainly have the common sense to realize that as a young female singer-songwriter, she is exactly the kind of artist that the Grammy voters fawn over just like Alanis, Norah, Adele, Taylor, Lorde, and many, many others before her. You are wildly underestimating her and come early next year, that could be a massive mistake on your end.
“This Land” as a politically charged blues-rock song is a strong contender in theory, but it’s not recognizable enough to pull off the win, and may not even be nominated. “Sucker”? “Without Me”? As general field winners? I have to laugh. Imagine propping up the JONAS BROTHERS, of all people, over Billie Eilish. These aren’t the MTV Awards.July 15, 2019 at 11:51 am #1202976007
When did I mention thank u, next? I swear some of y’all are obssessed with Ms Ponytail.
You have said and implied before, on multiple occasions, that it would be a more likely winner than “Bad Guy.”
IDK why you keep pushing it when it’s simply not the type of song that does well witht the Grammy’s.
It’s most likely the most “Grammy friendly” song that is going to be nominated in the general field this year unless they nominate the A Star Is Born songs, which is probably not happening.
With a month and a half left, do you really think anything else is a more likely winner in those categories? Because I’m not seeing it. “High Hopes” and “Happier” are ineligible. “Shallow” has already been nominated.July 15, 2019 at 11:42 am #1202975972
Señorita is already falling on the Hot 100.
“Señorita” is actually holding at #5 on the Hot 100 this week (and Post Malone’s new song debuted above it), so inaccurate. And with its consistently high sales and streaming numbers and tons of room to grow in airplay, it will eventually be a contender for #1.