Grammy nominations

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no black artists in any of the major categories

last year, three of 2019’s eight album of the year nominees were recorded by Black talent. The previous year, the number was five. Why are they going even farther in the wrong direction? The last Black artist to win album of the year was Herbie Hancock for “River: The Joni Letters” in 2008.

yes m!ch!gan - the feeling's forever (morrisp), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:12 (one year ago) link

I’m still not over Macklemore winning rap album of the year against Kendrick Lamar.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:16 (one year ago) link

Is the absence of "WAP" (the WAPsence?) a big deal, or was that inventible?

Langdon Alger Stole the Highlights (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:59 (one year ago) link

iirc it was not submitted

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:03 (one year ago) link

Correct

yes m!ch!gan - the feeling's forever (morrisp), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:06 (one year ago) link

Was the Weeknd expected to be nominated? I don't understand how he was "snubbed" any more than anyone else.

jaymc, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:40 (one year ago) link

The Weeknd was probably a frontrunner for the major awards, so it's very surprising he got ZERO nominations. For a second I thought there may be a technicality involved, but nope.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:07 (one year ago) link

There's more analysis here and here (sorry for all the Variety links, I don't work there or anything).

yes m!ch!gan - the feeling's forever (morrisp), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

Also an update on the Grammys vs. Super Bowl performance thing.

yes m!ch!gan - the feeling's forever (morrisp), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

considering how bad his very popular music is i am shocked he didn't get more grammy nominations

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:20 (one year ago) link

"blinding lights" getting no noms is pretty shocking given that it was easily the biggest multiformat radio hit of the year and is i guess generally considered a good song by serious folks. it's rare that major hits that are even somewhat critically respected fail to receive a nomination in any category.

if the 'r&b ppl thought he was pop and pop ppl thought he was r&b' scenario that variety posits is even somewhat true then wow the racist buffoons populating the industry are even worse than i previously imagined. then again i shouldn't be that surprised considering billboard is still listing "blinding lights" on its 'hot r&b songs' chart, where it's now been #1 for 36 weeks (lol)

dyl, Thursday, 26 November 2020 04:10 (one year ago) link

is "Blinding Lights" that song that goes like bah-da-da-da-duh, da-da-da-da-duuuuhhhh

alpine static, Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:00 (one year ago) link

Probably

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:10 (one year ago) link

yes

dyl, Thursday, 26 November 2020 05:10 (one year ago) link


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