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August 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm #1203028378
damn the thought of Billie winning over Ariana really makes you seethe huh??
It would if I was an Arianator, which I’m not. I didn’t even listen to Thank U Next. I just like her better than Billie, and that’s not hard because I don’t see anything good in Billie’s music and IMO she doesn’t deserve awards for it. Still I’m predicting her for the awards I honestly think she’s taking, nothing more.August 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm #1203028373
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next or 7 Rings
Billie Eilish – bad guy
Halsey – Without Me (yes, she’ll get nominated for her #1 song whether you guys like it or not…)
4th spot = filler
5th spot = filler
I’m not predicting Lady Gaga for a nomination because I think Grammy voters tend to not over-nominate someone when that person won multiple awards on the previous edition. There’s no committee reviewing the Pop nominations, but somehow “Perfect” and “Melodrama”(both frontrunners) were snubbed. The same fishy, shady situation can happen again, this time to Gaga’s submissions. P!nk was snubbed this year but her album was old this time, maybe with a more recent album, she could get a Pop Solo nom just like she did with What About Us 2 years ago. I’m not predicting Lewis Capaldi because clearly Pop Voters don’t like to vote for newbies, unless they got #1/#2 hits.
Any suggestions?August 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm #1203028364
I know all I do here is post about how I’m not confident that Billie is sweeping nominations but here’s another one. I’m not confident that Billie is sweeping nominations. Her album was really nothing special, looking at just the music. It seems that the reason everyone is so sure it’s getting into the Big 3 categories is the numbers, but reputation was the best selling album of 2018 and Delicate was the highlight, neither of which made it into the Big 3 (in a weaker year). It’s all about what the voters buy into, and I’m just not so convinced they’re gonna buy into Billie until she proves that she resonates with more than a teenage crowd. I know I’m gonna look like a clown when nominations are announced and she does, in fact, sweep, but I’m a Taylor stan so I’m used to looking like a clown.
I’m not convinced that Billie will sweep either, and it’s not because I think her music is trash, but because it’s not the type of, *cough*, “music” Grammys tend to like. Her image doesn’t help, it’s too OTT for the conservative Grammy voters. I’ll believe she “sweeps” when I see it. She will win BNA because it’s a given, there’s no other option(Lizzo is “urban”, and historically urban acts always lose this category, Chance the Rapper is an exception). Everything else is debatable. Pop Vocal Album she’s most likely winning, again, for lack of competition. Ariana just won the category, Taylor’s fatigue is real, Ed Sheeran won’t win for this, and with the exception of Billie, Ariana and Taylor(thanks to timing and sales), no one is a lock for a nomination. The last two(or 3) spots are up for grabs, whoever gets them won’t win, just like Taylor. But this year is SO weak that I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins everything although I’m 100% sure that in any other year, she wouldn’t. She’s lucky that there’s not a safe, baity ballad in ROTY/SOTY and Pop Solo, because if there was/is one, no way they would vote for Bad Guy instead.August 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm #1203028215
The easiest thing do to is not use your head, say “it doesn’t make sense” and not even try… if you will treat this season like every other show you watch and not watch it with this anti in mind you’ll see it pretty much makes sense.
It doesn’t. Accept it.August 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1203028191
I didn’t say otherwise but greatest performances of the year have also lost in the past. Her BAFTA win and speech helped her win the dildo.
Toni Collette has the most acclaimed performance of the year, more so than Colman. Colman was runner-up and helped by the fact that she was in a baity movie, unlike Collette.August 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm #1203028173
Pop Vocal Album will probably go to Billie. But if Ariana hadn’t won this year, I believe she would win instead, solely based on the fact that she had 2 #1 hits and Billie none. Pop Vocal Album goes to the most successful era most of the time. Usually, that’s the best selling album, but sometimes it isn’t(Sweetener had a bigger era, but not as much sales as Reputation and Beautiful Trauma).
There’s also the VOCAL thing, although we know that’s not what it means, Ariana has real vocals, Billie… well. I still think Ariana could win, but Billie is the frontrunner, because among other reasons, unlike Alessia, Meghan or Dua Lipa, she’s gonna have her Pop Vocal Album nom in the same year she’s winning BNA. That will help.August 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm #1203028169
I still don’t agree with the notion that producers know the winners. I believe that producers base what categories to broadcast on who they THINK will win, but they don’t truly know.
They know. Some evidence of that:
1989’s Pop Vocal win wasn’t televised. The only televised award Taylor won in the end was AOTY. She wasn’t considered a lock for AOTY, they wouldn’t have done that if they didn’t knew for sure she was winning. (this is the most obvious one, IMO)
Frank Ocean’s and Beyoncé’s Urban Album wins were televised in years in which they were considered frontrunners for main awards(He was one of the frontrunners for BNA and AOTY and was nominated for ROTY, she was nominated for AOTY, ROTY and SOTY). If they thought they would win at least one main award, they wouldn’t have televised this category since they never do.
Gaga’s Pop Duo/Group win this year, same logic applies. She was the frontrunner for SOTY, at the very least. And they wouldn’t televise 2 wins for the same song, unless it’s ROTY and SOTY. They never do that.
Ed Sheeran’s Pop Solo televised win last year was obviously meant to show people that he won something after all. He was heavily predicted to take it and they knew he was absent. (They don’t do this for everyone, they did for him because both voters and producers love him.) If they thought Gaga or Kesha was taking it, they would have presented it later in the night, specially in Kesha’s case(she performed hours later). They presented it early because the winner was absent.August 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm #1203027266
Madonna is overrated.
Blank Space is one of the most iconic pop songs of 2010s.
Honey, don’t embarass yourself saying that someone as groundbreaking as Madonna is overrated. No one, not even Michael Jackson used mainstream art/pop music to make social and political statements like she did and managed to be as successful as she was/is.
Blank Space = THAT is overrated.August 16, 2019 at 3:05 pm #1203026915
“Honeys”, Taylor is dead. Everything released so far SUCKS even harder than Reputation.August 16, 2019 at 3:02 pm #1203026908
The winner of rock performance will be another dead rock musician; maybe Chester Bennington or Tom Petty.
It’s possible, but I was just predicting a nom for Springsteen, not a win.
Tom Petty and Chester have past wins, so maybe they won’t even be nominated. They could also split the vote if they’re both nominated, although Tom Petty would obviously be the frontrunner.August 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm #1203026904
You always tie everything back to Gaga. It’s amazing. I never said writing with others is a bad thing. But all I said is that real songwriters tend to have fully written song (at least a few of them). And let’s not pretend like Gaga didn’t write ALL of her major hits. Perhaps Shallow is the only song where she really collaborated with others. Just Dance, Poker Face, Born This Way, Bad Romance, Edge of Glory all have 2-3 songwriters. Usually the other songwriter is just the producer because you must credit the producer if you’re writing to his beat, regardless of whether he wrote a single word or not. Disliking Gaga is one thing, but to state things that are factually not true is another. She has “Speechless” and “You & I” fully self-credited because she wrote them on a piano. But her other hits she must credit the producer as I explained. You would’ve known this had you known about how songwriting credits work.
Well, you do the same with Ariana, why are you complaining about it?
And I didn’t lie. I said Gaga’s 100% self written songs are counted on the fingers of one hand, and that’s true. She was caught lying about songwriting credits a few times to make matters worse. So forgive me if I don’t take her(or her producers/co-writers) word for it and don’t believe she writes her lyrics alone and her producers just add the beats and are credited for that. Even if I did, the lyrics were never the main focus of her songs, the production was.August 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm #1203026730
I know, but Anima is too electronic for alternative album.
They wouldn’t care because he is an alternative artist. Beck’s Colors wasn’t really alternative either and it still won the category.
I’d love to make predictions for the Rock Field, but that is, just like the Dance one, a mess. Obviously the committees don’t even try to nominate the most voted albums/songs, it’s all too random to make decent predictions with the exception of 1 or 2 nominees in each category, so I’m out.
I believe Bruce will have at least one nomination, but I’m not feeling Rock Album, but Rock Performance for whatever he submits. The last time a solo singer was nominated for Rock Album was James Bay in 2016, in the same year he was nominated for Best New Artist. I’m not sure they’d want to nominate non-bands these days.August 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm #1203026721
Nobody is saying Shawn Mendes is a songwriter like you stans are claiming here. And no I wasn’t saying self-written songs are always the best. I only said it proves someone is capable of writing on their own. And no, if you always need demos and other people’s help to write, you’re simply not a songwriter. Adding spices to a meal doesn’t make you a chef. I’ll consider Ariana a songwriter when she actually writes a decent song on her own, not when she keeps releasing songs that have at least 6 songwriters and claims she “wrote” them.
I’m absolutely sure that even if Ariana writes 2 or 3 songs by herself in the future, you’ll still say she’s not a real songwriter because most of her songs were written by a whole team of songwriters. That’s funny, because you stan Lady Gaga and that’s the amount of songs she wrote by herself in more than a decade. Credits prove that regardless of how much she brags about “writing her own songs” as if she didn’t have any help by major producers. If she didn’t need them, she wouldn’t use their help to write even the lyrics.August 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm #1203024246
Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley and Charles Dance were the only ones deserving of wins IMO.
Peter Dinklage deserved noms for the first 4 seasons and that’s it. Never liked his overacting. Lena Headey deserved noms for all the seasons and could have won for S1, S2, or S5. Emilia Clarke deserved one nom for s3 and other for S8. Kit Harington never deserved noms. Sophie Turner deserved noms for s5 and s6. Maisie Williams deserved a nom for s2.