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June 14, 2019 at 4:24 am #1202937257
Dirty Computer could have been placed in Pop Vocal Album as well.June 13, 2019 at 2:42 pm #1202936511
Not every album in Urban Contemporary is “R&B,” though.June 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm #1202936447
“Talk” is more of an R&B song than “Better.”
And Cuz I Love You would be an acceptable placement in Urban Contemporary Album. Her songs having a “Hip Hop” twist works in its favor, not against it.June 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm #1202934997
Those solo AC male acts do not fare well in BNA. Sam Smith was just an undeniable situation.June 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm #1202934979
Neither Lana nor Lorde was nominated for BNA. I suspect Lorde would have been formidable competition for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had they not snubbed her right out.June 10, 2019 at 4:07 pm #1202931958
To be precise, 25 spent 173 weeks on BB200, whereas Lemonade spent 80. I Am Sasha Fierce spent a whopping 190 weeks on BB200. Self-titled spent 185 weeks.
So for some reason, Lemonade had shorter longevity.
Lemonade’s longevity was stunted by it not being on streaming services.
Still, 25 had been on the charts since 2015 with only a few weeks outside. Not sure why its longevity vs. Lemonade’s was used against it, especially when it held up well. Plus, 25 will likely be back on it.June 10, 2019 at 4:05 pm #1202931953
I still find it colossally messed up that they intentionally snubbed what was probably the biggest R&B release that year, and definitely one of the better ones, to instead recognize a domestic abuser on an apology tour and a known pedophile. And another one of the R&B nominees/winners that year was accused of rape not long after that year’s awards.
They screwed up big time.
Every music body tried on the Chris Brown bandwagon that year and the year after… BET, MTV, AMAs, etc. It’s crazy how fast he was able to come back from that.June 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm #1202931928
And there was no “urban contemporary” when 4 was released. It was competing for Best R&B Album. Urban Contemporary Album was created a year later.June 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm #1202931914
Beyoncé’s best work is Lemonade IMO. Her self titled was a good project but it wasn’t anything special music-wise.
The real loss was Lemonade losing to 25. Adele was gonna win everything anyways, so why not just give Beyoncé the damn award? Even to this day, Lemonade is still charting while 25 already left the 200.
25 has lasted many more weeks on the Billboard 200 (it spent over three years on the charts, so not sure why you said “already”), and Lemonade is back because of Homecoming and it was released to streaming sites. That is not even a fair comparison.June 10, 2019 at 9:24 am #1202930980
I feel like Beyoncé losing Urban Contemporary Album to Pharrell was a much bigger snub than her losing Album of the Year to Beck. Pharrell was definitely overcompensated that year.June 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1202930181
Niecy Nash was definitely great, but she was not Lead at all. She should have been placed in supporting. Not sure why Lead was the choice for her.
Jharrel Jerome is the only true lead since he had the standalone episode and was the only actor of the Central Park 5 to play the younger and older versions of his character throughout the series. Everybody else is basically supporting.June 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm #1202928490
Ariana reminds me a lot of a young Celine Dion before she burst onto the scene in the United States. She released several albums and hits but she really blew up when she released her first English language album. If you think Ariana is big now, wait until she releases an album in the US where she sings in English instead of her native language.
I’m done.June 8, 2019 at 11:06 am #1202928387
I think “Make It Better” will be placed in R&B Performance. The Hip Hop soul element is strong, probably because it was produced by Alchemist.