The Pop field have four categories that award the best in pop music. And not exclusively pop but also crossover hits from artists from other genres such as rock, dance, R&B, alternative and sometimes country.
The Best New Artist (BNA) award goes to the artist(s) only. Academy guidelines described it as the award “for a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.”
There’s been much discussion and controversy on what is considered a “new” artist. For example, in 2001 country singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne won this Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Best New Artist”
In less than a month the winners of the 58th GRAMMYs will be revealed. It is now time to take a look at the odds for Song of the Year also part of the “big four” categories in the general field.
Song of the Year is the award for the best song and it goes to the songwriter(s) only. There are songwriters’ awards in most of the fields: Rock, R&B, rap, country, American roots, Gospel/Christian music, and visual media (for those made for films, TV, etc…)
As you’ve noticed there is no “Best Pop Song” category. A Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year”
With 41 days to go the countdown for the 58th GRAMMY Awards is slowly going down, and during the following weeks we will be looking at the main contenders for the music’s most prestigious awards. What are the odds for this nominated song? Who is the artist with the biggest chances? How the Academy members vote?
Today let’s begin with category number one, though it is usually the second-to-last or last to be announced during the televised ceremony: Record of the Year.
Record of the Year is one of the “Big four” categories in the general field. It Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Record of the Year”