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January 18, 2020 at 11:26 am #1203290817
People out here trying to make seem dumb, look at the new Halsey record. Critics are giving it more than 80+ on Albumoftheyear.com and user have given it in the mid 60s, where it belongs
Y’all thought I was clowning. And yes the user score for Metacritic is not accurate, stop being a basic bitch and going on there, find other list appellates
Users are more biased than the critics, so why are they being brought up? This is not a critics or fan awards.
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” would’ve won AoTY in 2012, DUH!
He even got Producer Of The Year nod that year. Let’s not be delusional. He would’ve swept if not for Adele.
…or not. Foo Fighters swept all their categories, except AOTY. They probably would have beaten all of those pop albums if it weren’t for Adele.January 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm #1203289973
What are the odds Hustlers is J-Lo’s Magic Mike? Rather than her one and only shot, it’s the start of Lopez-aissance that leads to her being back in the conversation in a couple years? Crazier things have happened – not to mention both are literally about more seasoned strippers taking younger up and comers under their wing and then turning on them, but that’s more of just a fun coincidence
I think the biggest thing in her way was her reputation, that this was the first good movie she was in in years. But the next good movie she makes won’t be the first one anymore
Isn’t she supposed to be playing some infamous mafia chick in a biopic?January 17, 2020 at 11:34 am #1203289482
Such as? Bruno Mars and Adele winning make sense. They swept every single genre category they were nominated for. Daft Punk winning makes sense. Taylor Swift winning makes sense. So I’m not sure what GF wins may indicate committee involvement?
For the record, I do believe that unless it is revealed otherwise, the popular vote stands in the GF. But I was just saying that the only time I had a doubt about it was last year.
The ones where an album won AOTY despite not winning anything in their genre fields, but even those are believable with the right argument.
You just can’t get over the fact that “Shallow,” a song that didn’t have its biggest impact until AFTER the Grammys, could have possibly lost to a viral, critically acclaimed #1 hit like “This Is America.” Gaga has always been a beatable artist. Using a situation like Pop Solo Performance (which had to be the weakest lineup ever) as support is just not a good enough argument.January 17, 2020 at 11:21 am #1203289460
She’ll most likely continue to decline. But yeah, even with a steady decline she can still easily be the most succesful of the year. It will all depend on how the album is received yeah. At this stage you can’t do big predictions but I don’t think Adele necesarally has to be unavoidable. It’s clear the anticipation for her new album is a LOT less then for 25.
And that’s why they shouldn’t make it obvious that they’re blocking her because of past wins. If they have a good reason for snubbing her album, such as an underperformance, then it would be understandable. But if her album somehow becomes a huge hit, especially critically, it would be too transparent to snub her. They have to tread lightly, especially with all the drama going on with the Academy and the stepping down of the new president.January 17, 2020 at 10:47 am #1203289384
Adele did pretty much say on their stage she didn’t agree with her last sweep. That will definitely be brought up during the BRP debates and could contribute to her being snubbed somewhere in the general field to avoid a third sweep.
That would look so obvious if Adele’s next album is a critical and commercial success, though.January 17, 2020 at 10:45 am #1203289379
Here are the conspiracy theories.
She could have stolen money for all we know.January 16, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1203288564
She must’ve done something unethical. Hopefully, it was nothing related to the actual awards.
They should see what Debra Lee is doing. She would be a perfect replacement.January 16, 2020 at 11:49 am #1203287948
What is this “urban-leaning” bias that people speak of?
“Uptown Funk” is “urban-leaning” and won. I’d argue that “Get Lucky” is “urban-leaning”. I don’t think there is any true bias against “urban-leaning” songs in Pop. And I still don’t consider “Old Town Road” to be that urban-leaning, at least not enough to hinder its chances.January 16, 2020 at 11:33 am #1203287916
I do feel good about “OTR” winning Pop DG, especially with the surprise AOTY nomination. I’m just having trouble arranging my #2-4 in case it misses.
And I think that’s going to be the issue with something else winning. There’s no obvious runner up there. But I’m not sure “Feel It Still” was the obvious second pick here either. “Stay” was the only one that seemed like it had zero chance.January 16, 2020 at 11:25 am #1203287900
Probably “Sucker.” “Sunflower” and “Boyfriend” are the better offerings of that category, though.
I think the mass appeal of OTR is huge enough to avoid a situation like “Despacito.”January 16, 2020 at 11:22 am #1203287888
Hip-Hop genre is lacking in performances too. Drake might perform new single? Or maybe a gospel performance by Kanye? (Once again the Scooter connection).
Run-DMC and Tyler The Creator have been announced, and Lil Nas X will probably be in the next batch of nominees. There are also rumors of a tribute to Nipsey Hussle, so Hip Hop will be well-represented. I doubt Drake performs, and no one is really itching for Kanye these days.January 16, 2020 at 10:11 am #1203287804
Again – tread lightly when comparing Gaga and Beyoncé. Gaga definitely won off the heels of A Star Is Born. Beyoncé was name-checked in Pop Album and Pop Solo, but she’s not winning either.January 16, 2020 at 9:29 am #1203287755
Not controversial but unpopular – I LOVED Brie Larson’s win for Room. I was just disappointed in Jacob Tremblay not being recognized for Actor.January 16, 2020 at 6:10 am #1203287503
How come everyone seems to be sold on “Old Town Road” winning music video? “Cellophane” remains my bet.
You’re only saying that because you prefer it (most of your predictions are based on your preference, which can be a big mistake).
Just look at the history there instead. Everything is in Lil Nas X’s favor. “Cellophane” is too low-key to upset.
Nipsey has to take an award. He wouldn’t be given that many posthumous nominations for him to go empty-handed. Not sure which though, DJ Khaled can’t win and Rap Song and Rap Performance are hard to say…
DJ Khaled is a hack, but he can win Best Rap/Sung on the heels of Nipsey and John Legend. None of those other songs are winning, and “Higher” has sentimental value. If Khaled wins a Grammy for anything, it’s a song like “Higher.”
“Racks in the Middle” has a chance at a Grammy, but I’m hoping “Middle Child” takes Best Rap Performance, and that’s my prediction at the moment. It’s J. Cole’s highest charting song, and this is the best year to finally award him. It’s just not a complete lock. The Rap voters may want to go all out for Nipsey. “Higher” should be enough for him, but Rap voters may not see it that way. It’s also “A Lot” vs. “Racks in the Middle” for Best Rap Song.