Do you hear yourself? Where will this backlash come from? The same critics and media that raved about ASIB, or Hollywood executives and public figures who praised her including Meryl Streep?
The only backlash I see plausible is from some sad posters here, but if you think that the Oscars care about what forum posters think, you must be the…[Read more]
Gaga shouldn’t even attend BAFTA. And I hope they’ll snub her, just so that her team doesn’t even entertain the idea of attending. BAFTAs and the Grammy’s have the same date. And she’s been nominated for more Grammy’s than ever before. So that’s where she should go, since it’s more important for her career as a musician, and she actually stands a…[Read more]
As the chief music critic at the NYT put it:
“This year, the Grammys made a major defensive move: They expanded the nominations in top categories from five to eight, so there’s wider representation among the nominees; the Oscars tried the same strategy. But the additional choices may end up splitting the vote in those main categories, where g…[Read more]
M replied to the topic Artists Nominated For AOTY +3 Times and 0 wins: Their Closest Win? in the forum Music 4 hours, 28 minutes ago
Honey, it was just certified platinum few days ago 2 months after its release:
— RIAA (@RIAA) December 11, 2018
It’ll probably have 2-3M SPS by October next year. The Grammy’s don’t forget about big selling albums.
The only thing that can work against a 4th AoTY nod for her, is if she sweeps this year and they may not want…[Read more]
M replied to the topic Artists Nominated For AOTY +3 Times and 0 wins: Their Closest Win? in the forum Music 5 hours, 1 minute ago
Honey, watch out, because I think she may become the first female artist, at least this century, or maybe ever, to score 4 AoTY nominations, if she gets an AoTY nod for ASIB next year LOL!
In years where pop votes was split between strong contenders, Rock has a chance to unite behind their nominee and even get votes from other genres. It happened with Beck (Pop divided between Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, both loved by the academy, R&B and Urban divided between Beyoncé and Pharell, both loved by the academy).
So I don’t think it has…[Read more]
*sweetener being shut out of AoTY despite having one of the highest MC scores from a popular artist this year (rightfully shut out anyway)
*Melodrama winning 0 grammys and receiving only 1 nomination, despite being an album from artist who we thought the grammys loved
*DAMN (literally the most acclaimed album and most successful among nominees)…[Read more]
I’m wondering, what are you basing this on? Is there any correlation between critical acclaim and winners of Album Of The Year?
I can’t remember an example of an album or even a song that was the most-acclaimed record of the year, and went on to win any award in the GF?
The only example that can come close to it, is maybe Adele’s 21. Even…[Read more]
Shallow’s nomination is in the context of A Star Is Born as a whole, which was mainly curated and produced by Nashville figures. So that’s what I was talking about in terms of its appeal to country music.
We’ll see on February 10th. One thing for sure, Shallow can’t win with just some of the pop vote (which it’ll already split with The Middle and…[Read more]
Dave Cobb is also a producer for ASIB.
I feel you’re just more tempted to disagree with me just for the sake of disagreeing with me rather than disagreeing with what I say.
Because somehow Dave Cobb and Maren Morris being in non-country projects helps get those projects the country vote, but Dave Cobb, Lukas Nelson, Hillary Lindsey, Natalie…[Read more]
Again, I base my opinions on what I read/hear from people inside those genres. I’m not a country listener myself, so I’m not going to make baseless assumptions on what country listeners prefer, so unlike you, I prefer to base my assumption on what those people say, rather on what I think they’ll like:
And here’s an example of The Guardian…[Read more]
I joined last year I predicted 3 out of the 4 GF categories right, and actually predicted Bruno sweep on the forums on the eve, but forgot to update my predictions (if I did, I would’ve had 100% accuracy in the GF).
This year, my accuracy rate is pretty good compared to most posters here, and only 3% behind yours. My only mistake was adding…[Read more]
Why don’t you just predict The Middle then? And we can just move on.
I’m not sure what’s the point of this conversation. You probably don’t have The Middle as frontrunner, but somehow we’re here arguing that The Middle will get country and pop vote. If it does, it’ll win and defeat Shallow and all other contenders, for sure. So if you genuinely…[Read more]
Well then you prove my point. They don’t vote based on the name, but rather on the music, which is what I’ve been trying to say. They won’t simply vote for Maren just because she’s Maren. They’ll vote for the song they think it’s better, and appeals more to their country taste.
So thank you!
Yes, when I said “no, but it’s subjective anyway” it means I think it’s not a great song, but my opinion is subjective anyway.
Also what I’m saying is, if the country voters think it’s trash pop they won’t vote for it.
If they voted solely based on the artist regardless of what genre the music sounds like, Red would’ve won AoTY, since it was…[Read more]
Great song? No, but that’s subjective anyway.
One of the year’s biggest hits? Doesn’t matter unless the song sounds like something the Grammy’s would award. A 16-week #1 pop song was up for RoTY last year, yet pop voters backed Bruno Mars, who was running in the R&B Genre that year.
I don’t understand this “well-liked in her genre” argument.…[Read more]
Not only these critics lists are a joke, but they’re so inconsistent.
Didn’t Troye’s Bloom had the highest score from critics this year? Where is it now? Nowhere to be found?
I guess they forgot about it? Which proves exactly the point that these lists have 0 relevance.
I believe the opposite. Most of ASIB main producers and songwriters are from the country genre. The soundtrack itself feels like a mix of pop and country.
And I don’t see country voters voting for an EDM-Pop song that sounds nothing like country, just because Maren is in it.
Fair point, but even if he manages to overcome vote-splitting in RoTY and SoTY, I still feel consolidated pop vote and country vote behind Shallow may be too much. Whereas he doesn’t have such a strong pop contender in AoTY.
So grammy night, even he loses those awards, I wouldn’t count him out for AoTY.
I don’t think Kendrick has to sweep to be able to win AoTY.
Remember the current frontrunner in RoTY and SoTY isn’t in AoTY. So it’s always entirely possible that he loses RoTY and SoTY to Shallow but goes on to win AoTY.
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