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July 14, 2020 at 11:33 am #1203585416
The fact that “that song” shares the same debut position as “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, all of Mariah Carey’s entries, etc. is an abomination.
Starting at #1 used to mean something. It showed that an artist had a huge impact and was highly anticipated.
There have always been chart manipulation. Even Mariah had been accused of it a few times.
But it seems that this level of chart manipulation is so transparent. Just look at the trajectory of those songs on the charts. It’s embarrassing.July 14, 2020 at 11:29 am #1203585405
Michael Jackson, “Rock With You”
Prince, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” vs. Michael Jackson, “The Lady in My Life”July 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm #1203584717
This rap / pop conversation for “Savage” is great. I can see an “Old Town Road” scenario where “Savage” is submitted to rap, but they move to pop and it gets nominated – if so, it’ll be a great competition. Would be great if it wins, but let’s just sit and wait.
There’s nothing “pop” about “Savage”. It will be placed and easily accepted in Rap. Pop isn’t even a possibility.
“Old Town Road” and “Savage” are not remotely the same. Don’t get that comparison AT ALL.July 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm #1203584711
Abel will likely be the first confirmed performer. Don’t know why, but I’m feeling it. (Perhaps to ensure he’ll be the big name and to enhance his campaign, as Billie last year?)
We’re already talking about performers? Let’s get through the next few months and see how the show will even happen with all that’s going on.July 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm #1203584657
Roddy is the breakthrough rap act of the year. I think he’s at least a lock for a Rap Album nomination. It’s also worth noting that he won Album of the Year at the BET Awards, so his industry support is there.July 13, 2020 at 3:59 pm #1203584513
I feel the sentiments that Cory helped Naya find her way to her family. I hope they all find solace. R.I.P. Naya.July 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm #1203584465
Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It” vs. J.J. Fad, “Supersonic”July 12, 2020 at 9:58 pm #1203583247
Lil Baby can become a surprise SOTY nominee, but there is a huge difference between him and Kendrick.July 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm #1203583171
“Watermelon Sugar” is blowing up right now. I think he will get at least two nominations – Pop Solo and Pop Album. The general field will depend on which one of his songs he submits.July 12, 2020 at 5:03 pm #1203583038
The Weeknd ain’t sweeping, and I can’t wait to see all the disappointed posts when he doesn’t.July 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm #1203580739
Megan > Doja Cat
Doja Cat is like a watered down Nicki Minaj.July 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm #1203579279
Pharrell is a producer and songwriter. He probably had more support in the general field too, simply because more producers, songwriters, mixers, etc. vote there. That Urban Contemporary Album loss did signal something. Beyoncé would have never won AOTY while losing that genre album category to a fellow AOTY nominee. Bey was an R&B favorite and had swept that field twice. That was Pharrell’s first nomination and win there. It’s common sense. It’s not the same as the Lizzo vs. Billie thing. She ranked third at best.July 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm #1203574091
People need to really get out of this delusional belief that Kanye’s least successful album at that point would have been beaten Adele’s massive 21. It doesn’t matter how acclaimed MBDTF was. Kanye wasn’t beating Adele, just like “All of the Lights” had no chance at beating “Rolling in the Deep” in SOTY. If Lemonade couldn’t beat 25, then we already know how the other scenario would have went.July 7, 2020 at 9:21 pm #1203573195
Lil Baby will easily be nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album. He has one of the biggest albums of the year, of any genre.