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March 14, 2021 at 5:53 pm #1204126694
The Levitating perfomance was messy, but she is serving with DSNMarch 14, 2021 at 3:54 pm #1204125361
Brittany Howard can very well win Best R&B PerformanceMarch 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm #1204083457
You just have to love how we can always count on HDD to call the bullshit on the Grammys and Billboard.March 4, 2021 at 3:58 pm #1204083448
Has this already been posted?
FLAG ON THE PLAY: Grammy has its biggest nominations mess in years—and a chilling example of its lack of transparency—in the blackballing of The Weeknd by an internal cabal who agreed in theoryto let him do both the Super Bowland the Grammys—then pulled the rug out. Insiders continue buzzing about the legendary call with the NFL, Pepsi, CBS, Roc Nation, Academy reps and the artist’s team, during which it was established that he could do both events. This was followed by perhaps the biggest Grammy fuck-you ever, as he was zeroed out of the nominations. How could this have happened, and why? It’s believed the process was manipulated by people who wanted to see him do the Super Bowl exclusively. How this was achieved—and who else was complicit in it—remains a mystery.
What was the quid pro quo for allowing the deck to be stacked against Abel and Sal? Did the conspirators really believe this would go unnoticed? Explosive on-the-record reporting on this is inevitable, as no denials are issued by the Academy apart from the claim that The Weeknd “didn’t get the votes,” which nobody believes—and is unverifiable.
CBS’ Jack Sussman and producer Ben Winston were undoubtedly blindsided by the episode and would’ve preferred the opportunity to feature The Weeknd prominently, though buzz around the upcoming telecast remains impressively strong.
This is far more appalling than the bullshit we’ve seen in the genre categories, notably from the Nashville chapter, where the nominations continue to be controlled by a small group of insiders who have too many axes to grind and enough conflicts of interest to choke the horse they rode in on. But it’s a larger symptom of the same rot. After endless promises of change, it’s an insult to the entire business, as the cabalists remain under their cloak of secrecy. And who enables all this to happen? Who is the puppet master executing the wishes of the Academy, whose job security is preserved by the secrets he keeps for the powers that be? That would be Chief Awards Officer Bill Freimuth.
Once the Grammys moved to 3/14, of course, the whole tempest in a teapot over scheduling became moot.
Another low for the Grammys. LmaoFebruary 28, 2021 at 9:30 am #1204066555
DSN could win, but I think its being overestimated here a bit.
She promoted hard, the song was a huge success, but at the end of the day she is not the type of artist Grammy voters go for.
I’ve seen people here and on other forums saying that “since she is a GF winner, she is well liked by Grammy voters”. Well, refresh my memory, but weren’t both Post Malone and Cardi B blockled by the committee the year she won?
This is a especially hard year to predict because the absolute frontrunner fell short on nomination day, so until the winners are announced I’m keeping my mind open.February 24, 2021 at 10:12 am #1204058909
With the exception of 2 or 3 performances, the whole show will be a bathroom break, lbr.February 23, 2021 at 12:40 pm #1204057215
At this point we will discover the performers only during the ceremonyFebruary 22, 2021 at 8:40 am #1204054332
Sad about Daft PunkFebruary 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm #1204052049
Billie coming to shook this forum once againFebruary 20, 2021 at 5:53 am #1204051549
If feels like forever since the nominations came out
Finally things are going to start moving foward next weekFebruary 15, 2021 at 1:11 pm #1204043385
If I remember correctly, they announced the first performers last year 3 weeks before the cerimony. So only next weekFebruary 8, 2021 at 9:42 am #1204030711
I feel like Kendrick and Cardi B are inevitably performing sometime in the near future. As they should.February 7, 2021 at 2:02 pm #1204029038