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September 9, 2019 at 9:05 am #1203065377
What songs will you pick for each category if you were a voter?
Pop Vocal Album:
Ariana Grande, thank u, next
Billie Eilish, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated
Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell
Taylor Swift, Lover
Pop Solo Performance:
Ariana Grande, “thank u, next”
Billie Eilish, “bad guy”
Lana Del Rey, “Doin’ Time”
Shawn Mendes, “If I Can’t Have You”
Taylor Swift, “Lover”
Pop Duo/Group Performance:
AJR, “100 Bad Days”
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”
Panic! At the Disco, “High Hopes (Live)
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
Taylor Swift and Brandon Urie, “ME!”September 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm #1203063987
Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande are obvious locks, Taylor Swift has the best selling album and had her album come out at the right time, Jonas Brothers have one of the biggest hits of the year and that’s often enough to push you through in this category. I’m leaning towards Lana Del Rey for the last spot since she’s getting career best reception and got in with her last album. I’m uneasy about predicting an Ed Sheeran snub, but this was an underperformance by his standards, and there is a precedent for past winners to miss for underperformances (The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Sam Smith) so I’m going with it. It wouldn’t surprise me if we got 6 nominees again.August 27, 2019 at 3:58 am #1203042400
Can we just be upset that “Señorita” isn’t that good and beat better songs to #1 and stop reaching for stupid reasons to hate Camila and Shawn?August 27, 2019 at 3:53 am #1203042395
The 62nd Grammys is going to be a sequel to 2010 Grammys where Taylor Swift will win AOTY for the third time after fearless and 1989 won AOTY in 2010 and 2016.
Even if Lover gets an Album of the Year nomination, which I think it could but ultimately probably won’t, it wouldn’t even beat the other pop albums in contention from Ariana Grande and especially Billie Eilish, let alone other nonpop contenders.August 26, 2019 at 11:01 am #1203040581
I’m gonna need to give the album some time before I can decide where I’d rank it amongst her other albums, definitely behind Red but after that it’s debatable, but I enjoyed Lover a lot. “ME!” is easily the worst song, I get that she likes throwing people off with her lead singles, but when there were multiple much better choices for singles it can’t help but be frustrating. For me the standout tracks are, in no particular order, “Cruel Summer”, “Cornelia Street”, “It’s Nice to Have a Friend”, “The Archer”, “False God”, “Lover”, and “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince”.August 12, 2019 at 11:16 am #1203020757
Even though She is Coming and Younger Now were disappointments, Miley Cyrus is a very underrated vocalist. She’s obviously below Adele and Ariana Grande in terms of vocal ability, but she can sing better than most modern pop stars. Also underrated vocalist, though to a lesser extent: Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.August 12, 2019 at 2:56 am #1203020153
Dua Lipa didn’t deserve to win Best New Artist, but she makes a more deserving winner than H.E.R. Neither one are great artists yet, the only nominee that’s already great is Margo Price, but they both show strong potential. I think Dua Lipa’s current discography is stronger than H.E.R.’s and her win, while not ideal, is justified.August 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1203018782
Could Billie Eilish and Lizzo get nominated in all four GF categories? I don’t recall two acts ever accomplishing that feat in the same year.
I don’t either, that’s why I don’t have Lizzo in SOTY right now, Billie’s more popular so I gotta think if only one of them is getting in it’s her. If “Truth Hurts” becomes a #1 hit that’ll be enough to make me predict both.August 8, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1203016138
It’ll be panned because it’s Taylor. She’s released some of the best album of this millenium (ask the Grammys) but still only get mid 70s on Metacritic. Which only proves that they aren’t reliable.
Critics are not a perfect gauge of albums, and the Grammys sure as hell aren’t. 70s are also a good Metascore, critics don’t rave about her albums but she’s always been well received. We’ll see how Lover does.August 4, 2019 at 3:53 pm #1203010374
This “special guest” is probably not music related, a couple of the shows advertising it already have a musical guest announced for that episode. Why would Natalie Merchant, MONSTA, and French Montana go on these shows as a musical guest if Taylor, Rihanna, Ariana, Adele, or whoever were also playing?August 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm #1203008903
Am I the only who’s not buying the Vampire Weekend hype? I’m sure they’ll get into the rock field, but they just lost hype throughout the year.
I don’t buy the hype, but I don’t buy the hype for The 1975 even more. It’s an acclaimed album sure but there’s a ton of acclaimed albums with more buzz, and The 1975 have only been nominated for their album artwork. The rock field is certainly possible for them, but AOTY is definitely not happening.