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July 18, 2019 at 8:49 am #1202982853
Things change but at this point it’s hard to see BNA going to anyone else other than Billie. This seems like the most predictable win pre-noms at the moment.July 18, 2019 at 8:45 am #1202982848
If Gary Clark Jr manages to break into the GF anywhere he could be a threat to win, especially if the Grammys want to make a statement. This Land is literally about what Trump just said this week. He checks a lot of boxes of what large groups of voters would be into, and with rock having lost popularity this decade it’s hard to imagine another rock nominee getting in that would cause a vote split. Not only is the song fire, but the message has wide appeal and he’s well respected overall.
GF or not I think he could clean house in the rock field this year.September 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm #1202202931
Tina Fey needs to host again!
Also, with her upcoming album and gig on The Voice I think Kelly Clarkson would be a good choice for host and musical guest. Not sure about her comedic skills, but she at least has a good sense of humor. I think she’d be better than a lot of the recent musicians who have hosted.September 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm #1202202919
The “rapping” on the new track is laughable, but I like other parts of the song.
“Look..” is a jam but this doesn’t belong anywhere near the Grammys. The only reason it’s getting talk is due to the name attached to it along with it being the first single.July 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm #1202152880
I’m behind the times and haven’t followed the emmys the past few years. Do voters still fill out their ballots by ranking them 1-5 (or however many noms there are)? If it’s still done this way, I’m thinking this would work in McKinnon’s favor?March 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm #1202029378
I read through a lot of this thread the last couple months, but not all of it (damn I must have missed some good fights 😉
But did anyone bring up that Adele was already loved by the Grammys before she was ADELE (21 and later). She won two Grammys out of five for 19 when she didn’t have a ton of chart success. It’s pretty clear she’s been a favorite of voters for years and will be in the years to come. AOTY was her’s all along, deserving or not.
Looking at her wikipedia page, she hasn’t even lost a Grammy she’s been up for since 2010 lol. Until she starts losing some it would be dumb to bet against her, no matter who she is up against.March 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm #1202029376
“Green Light” is very fine. Not great, not bad, just fine. At least it is better than “Royals”, which was so incoherent and forgettable #Barf
That’s interesting, and not the first time I’ve heard a similar comment for “Royals.” I always thought the abstract, or maybe a better term, incomplete lyrics is what made it genius. You can figure out what the song is about when you put the pieces together. IMO it makes Lorde wise beyond her years and totally worthy of that SOTY win. “Royals” would be near the top of my list for lyrics of the decade among mainstream hits.
Green Light is still growing on me, and I think it still will.
Is Castle on the Hill going to be the second single for Ed? If it gains traction I think it’s the frontrunner for SOTY at the moment.February 26, 2017 at 7:55 pm #1202023838
How many Emmys could SNL win this season? McKinnon would be deserving of a repeat win. She’s impersonated everyone this year it seems like and is having a stronger season than last year. McCarthy has been the biggest and best surprise of the year, and I could see the academy awarding Baldwin to give an F U to Trump.
Really though, what’s their ceiling in terms of wins?January 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm #1201992410
Aziz had a great monologue and did amazing with the so-so stuff he was given. I thought the Sunday night bed sketch was the best. On the whole this was an average episode, making it one of the better episodes this year.January 7, 2017 at 8:25 am #1201981507
I’d go for Beyonce if any of her singles caught on with a larger audience, but I think there’s going to be a lot of disappointed people here when Adele takes this. Unpopular opinion: Lemonade, while popular and successful, didn’t really have an “impact” on anyone who doesn’t already listen to everything Beyonce puts out.
Adele has wider appeal and fits the bill for what the Grammys typically go for. She doesn’t come around that often, is inoffensive, and everyone likes her. I don’t think the “we’ll make Adele wait a couple albums like we made Taylor wait before winning again” thing is the same situation. Taylor releases albums left and right and is constantly promoting herself. Adele doesn’t. I don’t think it’s as much of an issue when 21 came out 5 years ago and it could easily be another 5 years before they would even have the opportunity to vote for her again.January 7, 2017 at 8:14 am #1201981505
I also think “Castle” is instant and could be huge on the radio this year.January 7, 2017 at 8:11 am #1201981503
Yeah, if stuff like “7 Years” and “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” are getting nominated, “Castle on the Hill” is in immediate contention for SOTY next year. I don’t think Ed Sheeran is amazing, but he’s solid enough – especially compared to a lot similar mainstream artists.January 7, 2017 at 8:05 am #1201981502
Bon Iver 22, A Millon was easily my favorite album, not only of 2016, but of the last few years. It sort of feels like the two previous albums were leading up to this one.January 7, 2017 at 8:03 am #1201981501
Commercially, it was a pretty weak 4th quarter in 2016. There hasn’t been that many releases so far that have been memorable or made an impact — at this point I’m guessing we have yet to hear a lot of the “mainstream” nominations for next year.
Hope Lorde finally releases.December 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm #1201963617
Adele, obviously, but I think it’s interesting that Kelly showed up here (I know she doesn’t have a chance). Kelly has received nominations, even if regulated to the pop field, consistently throughout her career. I think it’s more impressive when you consider that pop nominations are typically for artists at their commercial breakthroughs or peaks, which she is clearly past at this point. It makes me wonder if she some day puts out an album with a lot of acclaim with decent commercial success if she has a shot at winning big in the GF. I think it would have to be an acclaimed album that also crosses genres–something country or R&B influenced.