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February 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm #1202777915
Have these ladies said anything about the radio exclusion?February 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm #1202776376
Get those sympathy votes, Regina! Lol
The way he jumped over her head and barely missed. lmaoFebruary 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm #1202776314
Pop doesn’t need a panel. Many people thought Joanne shouldn’t have been nominated, yet it ended up winning the majority of the vote (it clearly wasn’t a filler. I wouldn’t be surprise if it came first in the nominations too). So why ask for a committee to suppress the choices of the majority?
Because the pop voters (whoever they are) were lazy af. There was no reason to vote for that last minute “Havana” (Live) nonsense, for example.February 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm #1202776296
The only big pop releases in the running right now are Ariana and a soundtrack song from Lady Gaga. Maybe a Halsey song.February 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm #1202776277
No chance. The only artists who managed to cross over from other genres are the likes of Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Beyoncé.
Pop Voters don’t nominate R&B artists in Pop Categories that often. Even The Weeknd couldn’t get nominated with I Feel It Coming and Pray For Me, even though he sounds pop in those songs.
The Weeknd was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance with “Can’t Feel My Face”.
And your assessment is incorrect.
Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Brandy & company, Chris Brown, John Legend, Maxwell, Pharrell, Toni Braxton, Robin Thicke and the list goes on and on have been nominated in Pop field. Check the history of the pop field.
Khalid is pop enough to be placed and be nominated in the Pop field. He’s probably too pop nowadays to even compete in R&B, which is why “Love Lies” was never happening there.February 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm #1202776272
Aguilera was also at the top of the ballot, which helps.
Maybe, but that was in a field with a panel. They could have easily passed her over, even if she made the top 10 or 15. I felt like she benefited more from the “top of the ballot” thing in Pop Duo/Group, which is why a panel may need to be had (even though she could have been a panel pick too).February 14, 2019 at 5:08 am #1202775770
Call me crazy, but what about Khalid’s “Better” for Best Pop Solo Performance?
I don’t know if his music even fits with what the R&B field likes, hence it ignoring “Love Lies”. Plus, it’s a Pop/Rhythmic hit, but is nowhere to be found on Urban or Urban AC.February 14, 2019 at 4:50 am #1202775751
After the Best Rap Performance shocker, a part of me is thinking Rap/Sung is already locked up by Anderson .Paak and Kendrick’s “Tints.” But I’m interested to see what Bruno and Cardi have to offer.
“Tints” could also fit in R&B. It’s an Urban AC hit. I would place it in Rap/Sung Performance, though.February 14, 2019 at 2:14 am #1202775680
The Grammys have no set metric when it comes to awarding artists.
Esperanza Spalding beat out commercial acts such as Drake, Justin Bieber and Mumford & Sons.
Lalah Hathaway won her first Grammy against three urban radio smashes.
Anderson.Paak beat out Drake, Travis Scott and Cardi B in Rap Performance and TIED with Kendrick Lamar.
Of course, you have many examples of the Grammys checking the biggest hit, and it’s usually in undeniable cases. For example, even if people wanted Melanie Fiona, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi or Lalah Hathaway to win over Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” there’s just no way it was going to happen. That song was a phenomenon. Same with Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in Pop Solo against Gaga, Kesha, Pink and Kelly Clarkson. Too massive of a pop hit to lose in that lineup.
I guess it really depends on the situation, the hit and the artist.
As far as Kacey goes, she’s just one of those artists that don’t particularly need a hit to win awards. She has a ton of acclaim and fans to push voters to support her. I wish that was the case for someone like Janelle Monae.February 13, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1202775007
Maybe they loved the vocal performance in a song that was recorded in one take? The voters deemed it the best. It doesn’t matter whether you think the song is acclaimed or not. Deal with it.
So, are you sticking with that same story for “This Is America”?February 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm #1202774834
Smug and self-satisfied, you are.
“Smug and self-satisfied” because I don’t think Oscars will see any “upsets” in the acting categories? Please make it make sense.
Dumb and easily triggered, you are.
And Regina’s taking Supporting Actress.February 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202774828
Magna Carta Holy Grail was NOT acclaimed by the way.
Rap Album should have went like this:
5. Jay-ZFebruary 13, 2019 at 12:07 pm #1202774825
They should just consolidate the performance and song awards in all genre categories into one award that goes to the artist, producer, engineers/mixers, and songwriters if it’s a new song.
If they do that, they might as well increase the number of nominees to 6 or 7, like the Emmys.