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September 21, 2020 at 2:55 pm #1203726287
It’s going to be a mess seeing songs like Old Town Road winning awards in October 2020, but whatever I guess.September 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm #1203721454
In what world is Savage bigger than WAP? 💀September 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm #1203721126
How the heck is “WAP” of all songs a “political statement” because some high-as-a-kite critic said so? PLEASE.
I just said, leave your personal opinions of the song out of it. I don’t care what you, or even myself thinks about the song.
Facts are, MULTIPLE critics herald it as a female empowerment anthem, and it started conversation in both conservative and liberal circles. Yes big hits miss yearly, but when a song makes actual impact it usually gets nominated. Like it or not, “WAP” made a political impact (was used as a talking point numerous times on CNN, Fox News, etc.).September 20, 2020 at 2:52 pm #1203721061
“WAP” isn’t happening in BMV, but at this point I have to say it’s getting likelier and likelier it’ll appear in ROTY.
It’s become a political statement and has remained successful for weeks, not being a quick fad, but one of the biggest songs of the year. It’ll likely be #1 for most of the voting period.
”Savage” may be a safer Megan nomination (Megan is undoubtedly going to be recognized in ROTY), but “WAP” would be a statement nomination for its “female empowerment” (quote from the critics, I don’t care for us user’s personal take on the song).September 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm #1203720899
As far as diversity goes this year. I don’t think the Grammys will make it as obvious as The Emmys but I can see each GF category being at least 50% black.
I agree. I can already hear the interim CEO bragging about how “for the first time ever in Grammy history” every GF category has at least 50% POC nominees.
Right now I have the following:
AOTY: The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Chloe x Halle, Brittany Howard
ROTY: The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R.
SOTY: The Weeknd, H.E.R., Lil Baby, DaBaby
4/8 across the board.September 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm #1203720883
2021 TEC AWARDS RECORD PRODUCTION/ALBUM Beck – Hyperspace Doja Cat – Hot Pink Drake – Care Package Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia James Taylor – American Standard The Weeknd – After Hours RECORD PRODUCTION/SINGLE OR TRACK Adore You, Harry Styles Allergic, Post Malone Fear Inoculum, Tool Together, For King and Country, with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin Blinding Lights, The Weeknd https://www.tecawards.org/nominees/2021/creative
WWAFAWDWG was not nominated last year for Album, so I don’t know how much of a good precursor this category is.September 20, 2020 at 6:35 am #1203719954
After Hours SHOULD be in Pop Vocal. That’s a pop album. It’s as much pop as “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, and no one is questioning that being in Pop Vocal.
I disagree with The Weeknd’s feelings that his past albums should’ve been in Pop (BBHTM defines the meaning of Urban Contemporary), but After Hours is in every way a pop album.September 18, 2020 at 12:33 pm #1203715916
Here comes the yearly fake submissions & everyone running to believe them…September 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm #1203715840
There’s a page dedicated entirely to Ariana & Justin’s “Stuck With U”, while Justin’s page for himself makes no mention of “Intentions”, instead just promoting his album.September 18, 2020 at 8:04 am #1203714929
I think if we were to do Gold Derby Music Awards, we should use the real life Grammy submissions of artists.
Its far too tedious and time consuming to have a “submission stage” where users decide which songs they want to SUBMIT.
Using the real life submissions not only makes it easier and fairer for all the contenders, but will also be better to compare between the forum’s decisions and the Grammys.September 18, 2020 at 7:50 am #1203714890
The Weeknd can miss Pop Vocal if he submits there:
1. He doesn’t have the best history with Pop voters (has been snubbed with Starboy & I Feel It Coming)
2. Voters might not even be looking for his name on the list, as they expect him to be in R&B
3. He is the complete BOTTOM of the submissions list. The alphabet advantage is real as hell in pop.
Don’t be shocked if his name doesn’t appear on nominations day.September 18, 2020 at 6:40 am #1203714801
“Holy” is absolutely terrible.
However, I’m here for the trend of pop stars finally releasing albums yearly (or even in less than a year) that Ariana started and Taylor & now Justin are following.
Rappers have been doing it for decades and it worked out perfectly for them. In the streaming era no one has the time span for the traditional +2 year mass promoted pop eras. It’s time to adapt.September 17, 2020 at 10:12 am #1203712882
Someone had to say it!
I completely agree! I understand that the Grammys aren’t even remotely as prestigious as the Oscars and Emmys, but it’s still a respected EGOT.
As Boz said, the Grammys bring tons of traffic to this forum. The amount of times I see +2K liked tweets about where people’s “fave” place on GD’s Grammy odds is astonishing. While it’s easy to dismiss the Twitter stans who solely come to GD to see how much of a chance their faves have, that’s still ad revenue being generated.
It’s not like us Music users are asking for a lot. We don’t need interviews with voters. We don’t need Skype calls with musicians. We just want you guys to use your sources and at least help us find simple submissions!