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February 25, 2021 at 3:07 am #1204060358
Andrew Watt + Miley Cyrus name check??
(Old Town Road (Remix) in BPDGP & Best Music Video + Noah Cyrus in BNA??? )February 25, 2021 at 3:03 am #1204060356
BPVA: Plastic Hearts – Miley Cyrus
No one seems to be predicting her to get in. I think she will. I think she’s getting underestimated.February 22, 2021 at 4:27 am #1204054046
It can be annoying lol. But it is what it is 💁♀️February 22, 2021 at 3:49 am #1204054015
After loooong analysis and lengthy debates, I have finally come to the secured, definitive, final conclusion that Taylor Swift is going to win AOTYFebruary 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm #1204034312
Britney / Christina / P!nkFebruary 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm #1204029713
For me personally the first half of his performance was a little underwhelming. Which is most of the case with male performers ugh. (Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5)
The highlight was Blinding Lights.February 7, 2021 at 6:34 am #1204028066
She’s doing it first hands down.
Her next studio album is going to be her *first* after her return to her home label WARNER…
The new billboard rules aren’t going to be a factor lol.
Warner is definitely getting it to #1. FOR SURE.
If not then…
She’ll definitely be releasing an album once her biopic drops (ala Elton John, Queen, etc.)
…. and with all that press and promo, along the movie it’s definitely going #1
If Madonna is GOOD at something, it’s definitely promoting/making noise… that’s her sh*t.
That movie is definitely making noise.
For short…. All Madonna needs is a #1 album lol.February 2, 2021 at 10:01 am #1204014353
“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” – Lauryn HillFebruary 2, 2021 at 9:40 am #1204014273
He already had the biggest song of the year, one of the biggest albums of the year and indulged all the Grammy politics and campaigning. Yet, he got zero nods. Probably couldn’t care less about “coming back even bigger next time”. I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes sure his label doesn’t submit him in the future. And I’m pretty much done with the back and forth in this thread. I can’t indulge a nuanced convo centered on pop culture, sociology and race with folks only obsessed with defending their faves and who will simplify racial politics to do so.
It’s definitely way more complicated than people think.February 1, 2021 at 12:44 am #1204011878
What even is this? And how do we know The Weeknd was “blocked” because of this? It’s far more likely voters were lazy and didn’t look for his name way down at the bottom of the list than this. Abel has been marketed and accepted as a pop star for quite some time now. The only confusion there ever was when discussing whether or not Abel is pop is the placement for After Hours, and that’s all.
Even how hard Abel is marketed as a “Pop star” Abel is still a victim of image/actual music, streotype or perception that black people belong to R&B simply because their color. Regardless of the type of music they create are always boxed in a particular genre of music. A lot of acts suffer from this as well like Tinashe, etc. Which is also one of the problems of the Grammys as well.
Like I said black people should be able to do any music they want regardless.February 1, 2021 at 12:29 am #1204011871
He had the biggest song of the year, one of the biggest albums of the year, a fair amount of acclaim, has previous major Grammy nods, got big nods at every award show beforehand, definitely indulged the Grammy games and campaign. There really isn’t any excuse for him to be completely snubbed no matter what you feel about The Weeknd or his music. He doesn’t get entirely snubbed if he’s a white artist. He just doesn’t. Flat-out “traditional” racism didn’t get him getting completely snubbed. But racial expectations and desired “representation”, cultural divisions, image vs the actual music, what genres and genre submissions equate to “black support”- these definitely were big factors. Once again, the discussion on race is far more nuanced than whether some black people get nods or not.
It was in connection to this. Which is part true.February 1, 2021 at 12:05 am #1204011860
But how come Rihanna was able to be get in Best Pop Vocal Album with LOUD and compete in the Pop field while Abel was blocked for not showing “traditional” representation equating to black support? Even Bruno Mars was able to compete in the Pop field. In a more recent example: Lizzo is in the R&B field and won Urban Contemporary Album while also managing to win BPSP with Truth Hurts.January 31, 2021 at 2:15 pm #1204011210
Since 2019: Latin music is more popular than ever. Only Rosalía received a GF nomination (and she is european).
I’m pretty sure we have the Latin Grammys for that but I get your point. It would be interesting if the Grammys included more World Music.
Regarding your problem, you do know that the Grammys, the GF in particular is voter – based right?
So regardless yes, there is a certain amount of “popularity” or the need to get or garner votes from across different genres and voters that’s why not many of these records like (World music, Best Gospel Album, etc.) aren’t going to be able to generate.