grammys 2019: best new artist nominees greta van fleet

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best category is definitely urban contemporary - carters, chloe x halle, miguel, meshell, chris dave. glad to see it come into its own after its “shit how do we give frank ocean an award” origins

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:02 (six months ago) Permalink

also lol @ post malone

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:02 (six months ago) Permalink

also, one of these things is not like the otherrr

83. Best Music Video
Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.

The Carters
Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers

Childish Gambino
Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers

Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer

Janelle Monáe
Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers

Tierra Whack
Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:03 (six months ago) Permalink

Fuck, they have literally 84 categories and they still feel they have to pull an Oscars and stuff more nominees into the top categories?

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:13 (six months ago) Permalink

black panther soundtrack winning aoty would be the most grammys thing wouldnt it?

a bit confused by h.e.r. being everywhere

also who the hell are "FEVER333" nominated for best rock performance?

ufo, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:15 (six months ago) Permalink

expanding the big four is smart. it gives tv time to more stuff and makes the old guy nominations (light this year tbf) less egregious. the oscars have up to 10 nominees in their biggest categories, and music’s release pool is at least 10x that of film. it makes sense

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:19 (six months ago) Permalink

fever333 are rage lite

i like h.e.r.!

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Five nominations in top categories. No year has that much good stuff.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:37 (six months ago) Permalink

totally disagree

maura, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:27 (six months ago) Permalink

Shallow is gonna win Song/Record of the year, isn’t it

josh az (2011nostalgia), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Glad Julian Lage got a nom.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:27 (six months ago) Permalink

“NTLTC” deserved Song of the Year nom :(

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Saturday, 8 December 2018 02:09 (six months ago) Permalink

god they even nominated fucking "joanne" loool

yeah i bet "shallow" will win even tho it is not a good song imo? (maybe it's better if you see the movie which i haven't)

i love that the grammy site lists "best part" as 'h.e.r. feat. daniel caesar' even tho the official artist credit is daniel caesar feat. h.e.r. (she's the better part [ha ha] of the song tbh so i don't fault them for this error)

dyl, Saturday, 8 December 2018 02:56 (six months ago) Permalink

are margo price and chloe x halle any more established this year than they were a couple years ago...?

why so many noms for brandi carlile? i just checked and she's only had one before. is her music recently that much more notable/better than her previous output? not really familiar, don't generally keep up w/ artists that i first heard abt thru vh1

dyl, Saturday, 8 December 2018 03:16 (six months ago) Permalink

idk about chloe/halle, but Margo Price is significantly more established than she was a couple years ago.

Brandi's album is beautiful and excellent; probably her best so far (though I don't know about "that much more" better)

alpine static, Saturday, 8 December 2018 04:49 (six months ago) Permalink

New York Times critics discussion of Brandi Carlile:

PARELES: Well, it’s easy to see where Brandi Carlile came from. She’s more Americana or alt-country than folk, she’s got a gorgeous voice, she has built an extremely loyal following over multiple albums (including Barack Obama) and she writes songs (with her band members) that can pull people’s heartstrings. If the TV show treats her right in performance, she could gather a lot of new fans. For me, her latest album was slightly heavy-handed, but I’m not a Grammy voter. “The Joke,” her song that got nominated, is a consoling piano ballad about how people who have been scorned and left out will prevail as they persevere, and it’s got as big an emotional crescendo as an Adele song. She remade another song on her album, “Party of One” — a truly tortured longterm-relationship ballad — as a duet with Sam Smith. Those are the kinds of songs the Grammys have always favored.

CARAMANICA Can I just interrupt to iterate that it is completely within the realm of possibility that more people will vote for Carlile than for Drake, or Cardi B, or several other more famous artists. And now that I have taken a moment to listen to Carlile’s album, I can confirm that would be a mistake.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 8 December 2018 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink

Also this:

PARELES The Grammys are really flummoxed by Latin music. Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album is a desperate catchall category that still manages to completely ignore a Latin and global phenomenon that became inescapable in 2017 with “Despacito”: reggaeton-flavored songs that dance past the language barrier. Even if they can somehow resist the groove, the Grammys should have been paying attention to the tens of millions of streams for the many offspring of “Despacito” — and to eligible 2018 albums by Ozuna and J Balvin. The Grammys did notice Balvin (and Bad Bunny) by nominating them with Cardi B on “I Like It,” but that’s no compensation.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 8 December 2018 21:30 (six months ago) Permalink

I thought that carlile dig by caramanica was an oddly negative note in that otherwise puffy piece

alpine static, Sunday, 9 December 2018 05:45 (six months ago) Permalink

Caramanica on his usual form

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Sunday, 9 December 2018 06:02 (six months ago) Permalink

He's literally on the same level as all those Taylor Swift fan blogs posting "I don't know who Daft Punk is but how dare they" when they got AOTY over her

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Sunday, 9 December 2018 06:05 (six months ago) Permalink

chloe x halle released their first proper album this year. the earlier releases were an ep and a “mixtape” that debuted on youtube

maura, Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:48 (six months ago) Permalink

I thought this was kind of an interesting analysis (even if I don’t necessarily agree w/every point):

underqualified backing vocalist (morrisp), Sunday, 9 December 2018 16:50 (six months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I predict GVF will sweep.

Also am I nuts or does "I'm Not Racist" actually stand a chance to win since the other 4 seem like vote-splits?

billstevejim, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:59 (five months ago) Permalink

he's also the only white person nominated, which seems like a better indicator


maura, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:10 (five months ago) Permalink

I haven't seen it - is it supposed to be ironic? I would rather not see it in either case.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:15 (five months ago) Permalink

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