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June 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm #1203516851
It’s “albums that should be in Pop Vocal but aren’t cuz the artists are black”.
Sorry, I’m so tired of fake woke people making this claim. As the poster just said, we just saw Beyoncé get in Pop Vocal for a flop near African-pop sounding album & Lizzo win Pop Solo.
The reality is, pop albums by black superstars are submitted to Urban Contemporary to have an easy path to victory. Albums like After Hours would most definitely get a nomination in Pop Vocal, but it wouldn’t be a guaranteed win like in Urban Contemporary.
The Grammys have tons of real issues with racism, but labels submitting albums to less competitive categories for an easy win, isn’t one of them.June 4, 2020 at 10:26 am #1203516199
I think I’ll keep Halsey anf BTS are the remaining one/two spots. Halsey has one of the best selling albums of the year and BTS has that too. They are also high up the list. Gomez ain’t happening, Camila Cabello could be since she’s up there in the list.
BTS is NEVER getting a Pop Grammy nomination. Camila Cabello (a 3x Grammy nominee) & Selena Gomez (I mean, at least her one single was actually a hit) have 100000000000x a better chance at a nomination than BTS.June 3, 2020 at 1:31 am #1203514009
It’s cool if you do, but clearly almost all points made for these artists by many people, yet they lost.
You’re being very selective. First of all, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? ended up becoming the biggest album of the eligibility period. Second, prior to those two other albums you mentioned, the biggest albums of the eligibility period did win (1989 & 25).
Now if your argument for The Weeknd winning is the album being better critically received than his previous ones, that’s flawed. Not one year in the past decade did the album with the most critical acclaim of the eligibility period win, and After Hours “critical acclaim” is weak (technically not even considered critical acclaim by MC’s own definition of an 81).
Personally, I don’t have commercial success nor critical acclaim as the reason why I don’t see The Weeknd as THE front runner for AOTY. To be blunt, he’s black. Time and time again we have seen the reception black artists get in AOTY. I am not placing my money on a black man, whose album artwork can be considered gruesome to old conservative white voters, and songs are plagued with drug references, to win AOTY.June 3, 2020 at 12:47 am #1203513951
Honey, it seems like every other week there’s a new stanbase who takes their turn at being delusional in this thread. First Dua stans, then the cat girl stans, and now The Weeknd stans…
In what world was 1989 not a juggernaut?May 29, 2020 at 5:25 pm #1203508187
I still strongly believe The Box is Rap Performance, but I also believe ROCKSTAR is as well.
I think he’ll manage to get double nominations in Rap Performance, if that’s where his submissions land. Drake was in a similar situation in 2019 (Nice For What & Sicko Mode) and ended up getting double nominations.May 28, 2020 at 9:25 am #1203505245
Very, very, very weak. Her worst album lyrically. So many songs have potential, but then absolutely go nowhere (Sour Candy is the ultimate example of this.
It’s beyond me how this was made by the same woman who made The Fame & ASIB just two years ago.
Rain On Me
Stupid Love (instrumental)
Every other song, but specifically 911 & Sign From Above
Score: 2/10May 26, 2020 at 1:20 pm #1203502158
Yeah Beyonce #1 as a feature artist in the 2010s and now the 2020s. Her last lead or solo #1 was in 2008… not that great of a achievement
Ignoring the already mentioned fact of your fave running to the biggest new pop girl, there’s this:
Last Solo #1s
Beyoncé: 6 years into her solo career
Gaga: 3 years into her career
Please enjoy this moment of your fave going #1 next week and stop fuming at other girls.May 26, 2020 at 11:16 am #1203502010
Not only do they not have a radio deal, but they’re not making use of bundles so far.
If you’re talking merch bundles, then they’re not allowed. Neither Say So, SWU, nor Savage had any merch bundles. Billboard bans that for singles.
Gaga is selling a picture disc, CD and cassette on her site, in addition to a separate digital singles for both the song and its instrumental. That’s 5 different versions.
The song has a good lead on iTunes, decent Spotify & AM streams (performing amazing for a really gay pop song on an urban streaming service), and good Youtube numbers. Only thing it’s missing is radio, but with radio having less of an impact now, it should secure #1 fairly easily.May 26, 2020 at 10:42 am #1203501925
“Watermelon Sugar” is taking off on streaming and will surely take off on radio soon. If it becomes a Top 10 hit, I can definitely see Harry securing an AOTY nomination.May 26, 2020 at 9:27 am #1203501671
Beyoncé #1 in FOUR different decades. We LOVE to see it!
Also, congratulations to Megan for getting her first #1! Hopefully BNA nomination is next!May 24, 2020 at 5:31 pm #1203499085
I hope the R&B committee has some balls and snubs After Hours from Urban Contemporary.
The Weeknd already has 2 wins, one of which being VERY undeserved (SZA sweetie, I’m so sorry).
They should give a chance for Summer Walker & Jhené Aiko to battle it out (rooting for Summer).