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December 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm #1202698096
Oh don’t lie. I predicted both Solange and Maxwell winning.
For now I predict Miguel to win this award as he should have 3 years ago. But The Carters could win too. The others don’t stand a chance.
Miguel’s due for a win here. This is his third consecutive nomination.December 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm #1202698081
^ Especially when Portugal. The Man’s album was moved to pop last year.
I just find it weird how the screening process works.
The same thing happened to Sade in 2001 when Lovers Rock was submitted to R&B Album and “By Your Side” was submitted to Female R&B Vocal, but both were moved to the pop field. It worked out in her favor because the R&B field was highly competitive that year, and she ended up winning Pop Album, but her songs and albums competed at the Soul Train Awards and Lady of Soul Awards that year and she was a previous winner in the R&B field.December 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm #1202698074
Beck’s album is definitely in the wrong category. That’s a Pop album through and through. It’s crazy how the screening committee let him get away with that.December 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm #1202698064
I do agree that NARAS is over them, but when they’re nominated against a bunch of under-the-radar artists and albums + also-rans, they’ll win.December 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm #1202698057
Rihanna lost with Needed Me, a top 10 hit. And speaking of The Carters, their recent history at the Grammys shows that NARAS is over them. Lemonade‘s 9 nominations and 2 wins, “BEYONCÉ” losing Urban Contemporary with the best selling album and 4:44‘s 8 noms and 0 wins are signs of that.
Rihanna lost to Beyoncé’s sister, so not much different. lol
And I don’t think the actual R&B body even cares about Rihanna like that.
Beyoncé is like royalty to them.
And Beyoncé lost to Pharrell, another AOTY nominee and someone who recently swept the Grammys. Jay-Z was going up against Kendrick in every category…
They ain’t losing to those contenders. Only Miguel is a realistic alternative.December 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm #1202698037
Don’t forget Everything is Love was a major underperformance. It can lose.
Major underperformance which is up against other albums that didn’t perform commercially better. Big names have won that album every year, even when it was labeled Contemporary R&B Album. The Carters are easily winning, and that’ll be their sole win of the night. They always set up at least one win for Beyoncé… always.December 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm #1202698020
The Carters are a lock for Urban Album, but they will easily lose R&B Performance and Music Video.December 11, 2018 at 11:58 am #1202698011
I mean it’s better for me because it makes me look knowledgeable and them idiots,
What a massive eye roll. You speak as if all of your predictions are 100% perfect all the time when you said we were all idiots for predicting Chance The Rapper as a BNA winner and you predicted Maren Morris to win. People here are very knowledgeable about the urban bias, but allow them to post their thoughts without you calling them “idiots” and bragging about your predictions.December 11, 2018 at 5:53 am #1202697575
And what’s not on the list? Umm… rap/hip hop. What does that mean to all the geniuses on this board? Black Panther ISN’T winning you fools. So whoever is still picking a rap album to win AOTY needs to leave these boards ASAP because you’re a moron.
I don’t necessarily agree or disagree with you because despite history, this is a weird year, but stop being an arrogant prick for no reason.December 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm #1202697396
Definitely not. I could see an upset from Chris Dave or, to a lesser extent, Meshell Ndegeocello.
No way. Meshell Ndegeocello has always been a perennial nominee in the R&B field, but always loses to someone more popular (Toni Braxton, Ashanti, Boyz II Men), and Ventriloquism is way more under-the-radar than her other nominated albums and is just covers album. Not sure how it got in over Dirty Computer.
Chris Dave is your typical panel pick that no one predicted but has no chance in hell at winning (6black, Emily King, Mali Music, etc.).
If The Carters were to lose, it would be to Miguel, who was previously nominated in this category twice, has another Grammy nomination this year, and previously won a Grammy.