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September 7, 2019 at 3:07 pm #1203062443
I’m not making any firm predictions before I see the nominees. But I think she has a very good chance of winning all the categories you mentioned, but Gaga is also a threat in Pop Solo Performance. And as far as the general field goes, the only legitimate contenders for the win are “Bad Guy,” “Truth Hurts,” possibly “Someone You Loved,” maybe “This Land” if it gets nominated, maybe “Speechless” in SOTY, again, if it gets nominated… the lightweight pop records that were named aren’t doing it and you know better. I don’t really care if you think I’m biased for pointing out the common-sense fact that most industry publications have already pointed out: Billie Eilish is going to be a huge threat at this year’s Grammys.
Speechless? Over God’s Country (if we look at the country contenders) and This Land didn’t even chart. And Bad Guy is one of the most light-weighted pop songs ever. What is the deeper meaning about it, which emotions does it portray, how does it affect someones life? Yeah, it’s a fun, interesting song but it’s not Royals. It’s not winning in the GF. Señorita is a huge (bigger than Bad Guy) hit by 2 recent Grammy nominees that is gonna peak on radio while voting. Sucker is a comeback hit single by previous Grammy nominees. Thank U, Next was a big moment. Usually pop songs win so why is it stupid to predict them. Bad Guy is a fun song that lead to many memes and tik-tok videos, it’s not serious nor a contender to win Soty/Roty, same with Truth Hurts.September 7, 2019 at 1:31 pm #1203062261
I don’t disagree, but she is at least competitive in that race. And she’s definitely one of the more likely picks for Record and Song of the Year. What else is competitive to win there?
Your delusion is really showing here. Bad Guy is for sure not winning anything. I can guarantee you this. Also, Fearless and “Country Taylor Swift” was way more universal and enjoyed by all-ages than Billie’s album is. Fearless was also loved by older demographic who tend to like Country genre. Billie is straight-up teenage edgy pop-star. I can’t imagine a 30 year old mom or dad listenimg to Billie’s music. Also Fearless was way more popular than Billie’s album. It spent 11 weeks at #1. For the last time, Billie is not competitive in The General Field and is not winning Best Pop Solo Performance with something like Bad Guy. I can’t wait for Jan 2020 when you’ll all se how overhyped Billie was.September 5, 2019 at 7:47 am #1203059025
Dissapoined in Camila.September 3, 2019 at 12:20 pm #1203055875
Truth Hurts is literally an entire song full of instagram and Twitter captions. It is no more of a “serious” song than Old Town Road or Bad Guy. ALL of thos songs are memes
That’s exactly what I’m saying. None of this songs will win in the GFSeptember 3, 2019 at 11:52 am #1203055831
“Old Town Road” Best Music Video Best Pop Duo/Group Performance or Best Rap/Sung Performance (maybe)
“Bad Guy” Best Pop Solo Performance Record of the Year Song of the Year Best Music Video
“Truth Hurts” Record of the Year Song of the Year Best Rap/Sung Performance Best Rap Song
And you say you’re not biased. You don’t like Old Town Road and Lil Nas X so you chose to belittle it’s chances. Old Town Road is way bigger than both of those songs and has a way more important cultural status. Bad Guy and Truth Hurts are as (Tik Tok), meme driven as Old Town Road. Bad Guy Challenge was also very popular on Tik Tok and Truth Hurts was literally made for quotes and memes. None of this songs are “serious” enough to win or be considered frontrunners but Old Town Road was such a phenomenom that you don’t know what will happen with it but it’s FOR SURE getting in the GF. Also, Lizzo and Lil Nas X are promoting their music way harder than Billie…September 3, 2019 at 11:43 am #1203055818
Bad Guy winning Roty/Soty would be comical and I can assure you, that’s not happening. Same with Truth Hurts. Billie won’t be the biggest winner of the night, she won’t pull Taylor Swift/Alanis. For the last time, I guarantee you all that Billie is not competitive in AOTY, SOTY and ROTY. Mark my post and we’ll see in February what happens.September 3, 2019 at 10:57 am #1203055719
No answer? Didn’t think so. Keep it moving. Billie is going to be a huge threat at this coming Grammys whether you like her music or not.
You are highly biased. Your profile photo says it all. We all know you have a boner for Billie but the only categories she’s competitive are Best Music Video, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best New Artist. Bad Guy winning anywhere would be a joke especially in Roty/Soty.September 3, 2019 at 10:48 am #1203055696
You are always so aggressive for no damn reason. Purely from a genre perspective, “Royals” is the only precedent (and that should be precedent enough, considering it was 5 years ago and is the exact kind of hip-hop/dance-influenced alternative pop hit that “Bad Guy” is). But as far as general pop/alternative crossover smash hits winning, there’s lots of others: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” “We Are Young,” “Get Lucky,” “Viva la Vida”… and that’s without going into the more rock-oriented songs that fit the same mold – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Use Somebody,” etc. Let me flip it around on you: what’s your precedent for “Truth Hurts” supposedly being a big threat (while “Bad Guy” is ridiculous)? And I never said, at any point, that there’s no race, or that Billie was a locked win, or that there are no other threats to win. That’s how you chose to interpret whatever I said, but I never said any of that.
Bad Guy is not winning a Grammy. Mark my words. It never was competitive for a win.September 3, 2019 at 7:00 am #1203055209
I don’t think Khalid is a lock by any means, but Free Spirit is one of the biggest albums of the year (it’s only behind the Billie, Ariana, and Gaga albums), spawned a massive multi-format radio smash, and it’s by a well-liked artist who was recently nominated for BNA. I would not be surprised to see him nominated in all 3 major categories, but Record is his safest bet.
Get Real! Talk is 100% NOT getting in the GF.September 3, 2019 at 6:11 am #1203055099
I am not sold on Khalid’s Free Spirit. It got mixed reviews and it’s not exaclty super successful. We have many acclaimed albums that are more popular and have more hype.September 3, 2019 at 12:30 am #1203054835
“Skyfall” was not entered in Pop Solo Performance, but it was entered in Record and Song of the Year, and passed over. I remember this from 2013 and I don’t know how long this cache will last, but I checked here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:pdLQcmkZ4hMJ:https://awardswatch.com/forums/showthread.php%3F33948-Grammy-Submissions-2013/page2+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari “Set Fire to the Rain” was entered for ROTY. SOTY was the category it wasn’t eligible in.
Set The Fire was eligible a year after she won 6 Grammys, and it’s live version actually won Pop Solo against bigger hits. Of course she wouldn’t get in ROTY with a live version of a decent-sized hit a year after a clean sweep. Now, she took a long break and when she comes back everybody will hop back on Adele train, she is undeniable with her lead singles/albums.September 2, 2019 at 7:08 am #1203053121
Define barely. It had a ton of ads, a music video, a live performance, a whole fake-ass relationship (which drives up interest in them), interviews, etc…
Wow, the delusion! Since when it is promo to have a music video. Señorita reached #1 and broke multiple Spotify records before the VMAs. There were no major interviews and like, every pop star had ads when they release a song. Señorita’s success is natural and it’s records were broken because of the song and its hype.September 1, 2019 at 1:44 pm #1203052292
I don’t believe “art is art” is a valid argument when someone is making jokes at the expense of child sex abuse victims, sorry.
I agree it’s very sad and ignorant but that alone should not be the reason to ignore or disqualify him. The album he put out doesn’t include that statement so…But yeah, he will face some critisism but I don’t think that it’ll be enough to hurt his chances.