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.
This year’s race is dominated by Taylor Swift. Taylor received three out of the possible four nominations of the field (as she’s ineligible in traditional pop). Kelly Clarkson and Florence + the Machine gathered three nods each. These three women are also facing each in the Best Pop Vocal Album category.
Let’s take a look now at the odds for each category:
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.
The submissions are in and the date for the nominations have been set (December 7), hence it is time to start rounding out the final predictions for the 58th GRAMMY Awards. And today we will be looking at the major contenders for the general field. In the following weeks, I’ll be posting predictions for the mainstream fields.
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift — Blank Space
The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney — FourFiveSeconds
It’s been more than a month since the 57th GRAMMYs took place and there are still 11 months until the next ceremony occurs. But we are ready to start predicting the nominations for the 58th GRAMMY Awards that will most likely be announced in the beginning of December.
The eligibility period for the 58th GRAMMYs ranks from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. Therefore, there is a number of potential contenders in the running already. Let’s take a look at the odds in the ‘Big 4’ categories.
Last night’s show wrapped up another year for the GRAMMY Awards. The protagonists of the night were french robots, Daft Punk; managing to take home all of the five awards they were nominated for. Pharrell Williams followed up with four wins, bringing his tally up to 7.
Overall, the show was entertaining as it always is. However, the producers seem to be running out of ideas. Three key signs of these were: LL Cool J adapting his 2013 welcoming message to this year; Lorde performing the exact same number from the nominations concert; and P!nk repeating her acrobatic skills. On the other hand, nostalgia was present all throughout the event. Now, let’s take a look at each of the 20 performances, embedding the videos to those that worth another-watching. Continue reading “56th GRAMMYs reactions: Daft Punk, the big winners; Nostalgia was all over; and some fun facts”→
The pop field is as competitive as ever. This year’s top contenders include: 6-time GRAMMY winner, with seven nods this time, Justin Timberlake –represented in three out of the four field categories–; New Zealand’s wunderkind Lorde; Bruno Mars who is also up for the general field; among others. Now, let’s take a closer look at each category.
Best Pop Solo Performance: One thing is certain here. We will definitely a brand new winner (since Adele was not even submitted). We might also have the first male winner; in a category that has definitely been dominated by females. Justin Timberlake, who was completely snubbed in the general field, is up for his eternal-love ballad “Mirrors”. Continue reading “56th GRAMMYs: Odds in the Pop Field”→
The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is usually the least ‘mainstream’ of the big four categories. However this year’s line-up turned out to be filled with radio-friendly songs. Most of the nominees are actually first-timers in this category and they all fall in the same genre: Pop (“Same Love” included). No wonder why there is no award for Best Pop Song.
Just like at Album of the Year, there is no clear favourite to win this songwriter’s award. Contenders here are listed in order of likelihood of winning:
Odds and predictions for the 56th GRAMMYs have just kicked-off. Now that the nominees were released last week. Today we’ll take a closer look at the contenders for Record of the Year, considered as one of the two most prestigious awards -the other being Album of the Year-, which happens to include the five songs that shaped 2013 in music: Beginning with new year’s hit “Locked Out of Heaven”; song of the summer “Blurred Lines”; the rock hit of the year “Radioactive”; Rolling Stone‘s number-one song of the year “Get Lucky”; and “Royals” which wrapped up the music charts and radio stations.