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September 20, 2019 at 8:51 am #1203088757
How are Golden Hour and ASIB even remotely similar when it comes to Grammy success/chances?September 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm #1203086971
An Emmy win would really push Jerome’s career. Let it happen!September 19, 2019 at 11:54 am #1203086945
…and Black Eyed Peas’ label was persistent on labeling them “rappers” too, yet they’ve won a Pop Vocal Album Grammy. Plus Lizzo labels herself “pop” in the new Grammy Contenders issue of Billboard Magazine.
Once again, I think Lizzo SHOULD submit to Urban Contemporary Album (where she would win), but I actually think it would have a decent shot at winning in Pop Vocal Album as well… even up against Billie Eilish, since Lizzo is a more mature, established artist.
Either way, I do expect her label to submit SOMETHING to the R&B field wherever her album ends up being placed.
Except BEP has won multiple Hip Hop Grammys and their albums would have only been able to compete in Pop Album because their albums were NOT Contemporary R&B nor straight up Rap anyway. Not sure that is a fair comparison, nor do I think Lizzo’s label is stupid enough to push her in pop or the committee will think her album is “Pop.” That album has R&B/Soul, Hip Hop and Pop – basically what Urban Contemporary is for.September 18, 2019 at 1:10 pm #1203084977
I’m not even convinced that Nipsey will get nominated. It’s not like the Mac situation, where they had to make up for ignoring him before his death. Nipsey made it in last time and it was a great moment even before he died. I’m not sure what a few song nominations would really accomplish following that.
In a weak year for rap, why wouldn’t they nominate a Nipsey song to at least honor his legacy after his passing since no album is contention? And to be fair, Nipsey’s death hit the Hip Hop world harder than Mac’s did. I don’t see the rap panel snubbing “Higher” in Rap/Sung. That song is a lock for a nomination.September 18, 2019 at 11:29 am #1203084761
It would be weird to go from 4 Hip Hop (influenced) albums to (almost) none in a matter of a year. Igor is probably the closest contender, but is it really a lock? I don’t know. I would definitely place it, though.September 18, 2019 at 12:58 am #1203083699
Limited/Movie Lead Actor is definitely Jerome vs. Harris.
I hope they go with Jerome. That would be such a progressive choice. Jerome really shined in Ep 4 of WTSU. When he found out his transgender sister died and when he imagined what life would have been like if he hadn’t gone to the park were heartbreaking.September 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm #1203082758
My thoughts exactly. We really don’t know what her label is going to do. They SHOULD submit her album in Urban, but I could see them sending it to Pop.
Her label is persistent about labeling Lizzo a “rapper.” Wouldn’t submitting her to Pop go against that? She’s nominated for Album of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards, just like Bey/Jay-Z last year. I don’t see her going Rap, so Urban Contemporary is the most logical choice.September 17, 2019 at 11:39 am #1203082627
Beyonce and Jay are hip hop royalty. And add golden boy Childish Gambino. You have delusional to think it won’t be competition.
Hip Hop royalty that lost here multiple times. Childish Gambino won Grammys for music that was undeniable. I have not seen him win for anything else, so it’s not for us to believe that he is that big of a Grammy heavyweight.September 17, 2019 at 11:35 am #1203082615
Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Childish Gambino are all beatable artists. They have all lost multiple categories within the past two years.
“Truth Hurts” is almost undeniable, but there is some huge sentiment for Nipsey Hussle that could help him in an upset. “Tints” could also be a threat if submitted there, but I think there’s a possibility it could go R&B Performance, especially if “Make It Better” goes Traditional.
“Truth Hurts” is just one of those solo rap/sung performances that this category was altered for.September 17, 2019 at 11:25 am #1203082594
I think OTR would do better with the general field panel than a genre one.September 17, 2019 at 6:57 am #1203082020
what about Solange ?
Solange is not even guaranteed a nomination. Even if she makes in, the hype surrounding Lizzo is too huge. Lizzo is easily the frontrunner for that category.
That fact that Lizzo’s album got in at the BET HIP HOP Awards means that the industry sees her music as Urban Contemporary. If she gets moved to Pop, then so should Khalid.September 17, 2019 at 6:21 am #1203081979
Both JLo and Shuzhen Zhou, whose movies have been released, are in top 4 critics’ choice right now so I guess critics is judging their movies’ strength AND their performances
But for those of us who actually saw the movie, is J. Lo’s performance worth the hype?September 17, 2019 at 4:40 am #1203081847
Is J. Lo really as great as the critics say or are they just looking for contenders to talk about right now? Honest question.September 16, 2019 at 4:48 am #1203079713
And as we’ve seen with GOT over the years (and probably this year), a large amount of acting branch support at nominations stage doesn’t necessarily translate to wins, so I am slightly worried for When They See Us, especially with vote splitting in 3 of the 4 categories. All I’m asking for is a Jerome win.
When They See Us won casting. It’s probably a sign that it’ll win an acting category.