“Old Town Road” is not a bad song. In fact, I’d argue it’s a good pop song! And it certainly wouldn’t be the worst nominee in ROTY, especially in a year when Post Malone, the Jonas Brothers, and Halsey are predicted to be top contenders.
The song has captured the zeitgeist, combining the trap and country sounds that have been big in pop music as…[Read more]
Yeah, I currently have Solange at #8. I don’t see them nominating Beyoncé again for her to lose…
But those next in line are underwhelming. I see GIRL and Free Spirit as sophomore slumps. I guess artists like Gary Clark Jr., Sara Bareilles, Eric Church, or Maggie Roggers could surprise, but I expect some more formidable contenders will release…[Read more]
If the nominations were announced tomorrow and I had to bet:
A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)– Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Cuz I Love You– Lizzo
Father of the Bride– Vampire Weekend
Igor– Tyler, the Creator
Thank U, Next– Ariana Grande
Ventura– Anderson Paak
When I Get Home– Solange
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?– Billie Eilish
I feel like The Jonas Brothers have had a successful comeback and that there is goodwill for them in the industry. I would not even be mentioning them in terms of the GF if I could realistically think of 5 more likely contenders. I’m not buying that Halsey will be anywhere besides Pop Solo, and even then… I like “Dancing with A Stranger,” but…[Read more]
Here’s the thing… “Old Town Road” ain’t even a bad song TBH. And it’s a major crossover hit that will attract votes from pop, country, and rap… It wouldn’t be the worst ROTY nominee by a long shot.
Right now, I see 5 frontrunners for a ROTY nomination:
“Bad Guy”- Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road”- Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sucker”- The…[Read more]
I think Ariana’s reward will be nominations across the board in the GF and 1-2 wins in pop.
Otherwise, I expect an unreleased album to win AOTY.
I think Vampire Weekend could become a major contender if their album is met with acclaim.
Bad Bunny deserves some nominations this year! I don’t think he’s eligible for BNA because of his feature on “I Like It,” but it’s past time the Grammys recognize more Latin artists. I think Bad Bunny could be one to breakthrough.
Homecoming (Live) is fantastic. And it’s getting stellar reviews. But I agree with the sentiment that Bey is not going to win for this.
I hope Lizzo breaks through!! She is wonderful.
Also very much looking forward to new Lana.
Overhyping Taylor Swift? Predicting Queen Bey in AOTY? Trying to make Sam Smith happen? It’s 2018 all over again.
My current thoughts on AOTY:
Thank U, Next– Ariana Grande
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go– Billie Eilish
A Star is Born– Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Amidst the Chaos– Sara…[Read more]
It would once again be malpractice on the part of her team if they don’t submit “Thank U, Next” to ROTY and SOTY. “7 Rings” is not winning a Grammy on its own.
Unless something like “Bloodline” blows up and becomes the undeniable song of the summer.
I’m personally hoping for her next album to be ARTPOP‘s little sister. That album did not get the justice it deserves.
Have been looking for her to do more dark and dirty pop tracks a la “Heavy Metal Lover” on Born This Way too.
If she goes less electronic pop, I hope she tries alternative rock/pop. I think she could pull off disco as well!…[Read more]
I thought the ceremony was too long, but mostly great. Alicia Keys is a delight. She should host every year. Really enjoyed the performances.
I was rooting for Janelle Monáe in AOTY (it’s a crime she hasn’t won), but Kacey Musgraves is incredibly deserving. One of the best winners of the decade IMO.
“This is America” is fine. Cool to see it m…[Read more]
1. “Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
2. “The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
3. “S Wonderful” – Tony Bennett & Diana Krall
4. “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
5. “Fall In Line” – Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato
6. “Say Something” – Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton
7. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” -…[Read more]
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