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November 18, 2019 at 6:29 am #1203184543
Ed Sheeran should not be anywhere near the general field. Also, the BRP does not owe any of those artists anything. They all have been nominated multiple times and a few of them have won. Star power these days is different from five years ago. The only one that truly “needs” to breakthrough is Ariana Grande, since she has never been nominated in the general field and represents “star power” for the new school. I hope the Grammys do not buy into that Taylor foolishness either.November 13, 2019 at 10:23 pm #1203178760
“Old Town Road” just seems like a song that would have only contended in ROTY under the five-nominee lineup, but the fact that five songs were nominated for both ROTY/SOTY just last year makes me believe that if OTR makes ROTY, it could also make SOTY.November 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm #1203178636
If the panel wants to break the monotony of a very possible pop lineup, they could definitely throw Maren Morris into the race.November 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm #1203178625
“Old Town Road” just won a CMA. I would not be surprised if Lil Nas X gets a SOTY nomination just because the song was such a phenomenon. He could possibly end up with 3-5 nominations.November 13, 2019 at 2:15 am #1203177183
I don’t think it will. I feel the song is too fun/memey for the Grammy’s taste. They tend to pick more serious songs. Now if the majority of the voters were young people then I can definitely see it winning. But like 70% of them are 40y/o+.
For me, there’s Someone You Loved, This Land, Bad Guy, Sunflower and Old Town Road. These are the songs that can really win if nominated.
I wouldn’t underestimate Old Town Road. If he gets 5 nods next Wednesday, I can definitely seem him winning. After all it’s the biggest song in history, and having a country feature may appease the older voters a bit.
40 year-old people love Lizzo & “Truth Hurts” and if you can see it for “Bad Guy” or “Old Town Road,” then “Truth Hurts” is certainly in the conversation. Shoot, “Sunflower” is not all that “old-fashioned” either.
Nothing’s wrong with a fun, feel-good song either. Those have won Grammys as well.November 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm #1203176965
I think “Truth Hurts” can win SOTY, even with all the controversy. I think it’s the only song that truly stands out in a so-so year.November 8, 2019 at 6:21 am #1203170850
Kendrick has consistently put out some of the best albums of the decade, so his rankings for the decade are apt.November 8, 2019 at 6:09 am #1203170831
There are too many pop albums in contention for that Taylor album to matter.October 31, 2019 at 11:31 am #1203160739
I’m indifferent to Lewis Capaldi, I don’t listen to him but I also don’t listen to Maggie Rogers and I still think she’s in. Lots of artists with 1 hit miss even when they’re nominated elsewhere in the general field. B.o.B, Calvin Harris, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Jason Derulo, Jay Sean, Kesha, Kimbra, Lorde, and Taio Cruz were all snubbed despite number one hits. That’s also not including those without a number one hit but were still viewed as potential one hit wonders like Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande, Ella Mai, Fetty Wap, Foster the People, Hozier, Imagine Dragons, Juice WRLD, Logic, Marshmello, One Direction, and Walk the Moon. Ella Mai, Juice WRLD, and Marshmello all competed in an 8 nominee lineup, yet still missed. Capaldi is not as big as Billie Eilish and Lizzo, he can easily miss. It’s a fate that’s likely to befall both Capaldi and Lil Nas X.
For all those artists, you still had Lil Uzi Vert, Iggy Azalea, Fun., Keri Hilson, Jonas Brothers, James Blunt etc. None of those artists were really much outside of a hit or two. The Grammys have no real pattern of who or what they nominate here. It all depends on the level of competition.October 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm #1203159330
Besides, we already have two potential pop vocal album contenders that will likely get nominated a bunch of times. There’s no need to go crazy for Taylor this time around, and she shouldn’t be nominated just because she had a successful enough era comparative to others.October 30, 2019 at 12:35 pm #1203159320
Its still performing better than 98% of all the other albums released this year. It’s going to be difficult to best yourself with every release. That’s highly unlikely. On paper, “Lover” is a hit album. It has already sold more than 1 Million copies pure.Maybe only 2 albums in this eligibility period has done that.
Reputation did the same. Sometimes you have to think about things in a relative sense. If she had a #1 smash, then the decline wouldn’t be so obvious. It hasn’t produced a true smash. Just merely a couple of hits.October 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm #1203159296
I don’t think Gaga is getting nominated. But Khalid would have to overcome one of the 5 #1 hits that will be nominated. I don’t see that happening.
If there’ll be a surprise nominee, it’ll likely to be one of pop voters darling like Kelly Clarkson or Gaga etc.
Yeah, but I would prefer that “Better” gets in because it’s a good song and I think Khalid has done well enough to earn his first pop nomination.October 30, 2019 at 11:54 am #1203159274
I’m hoping Khalid’s “Better” gets nominated over Lady Gaga.