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58th GRAMMYs: Odds in other categories

Predictions for the mainstream fields have already been covered, but the GRAMMYs have a total of 83 categories and you’d have to be a music genius to known them all. In fact, members are not obliged to vote in all of them. There are, however, some categories where we will find familiar faces, radio-friendly songs, and music videos.

Let’s now take a look at the possible winners in the fields for dance/electronic, Latin music, visual media (music for films/TV, etc..), production, and music video/film.

Best Dance Recording

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58th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Country field

Wrapping up the predictions for the mainstream fields is Country. This field contain four categories: solo performance, group or duo, and the regular songwriters’ and album awards.

Bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists no longer compete here as they know have their own field: “American roots”. The result is a group of nominees that are strictly country, though some of them do have pop, rock, or blues influences.

Chris Stapleton dominates the field with three nods. Ashley Monroe and Little Big Town are in twice. The rest of the nominees only appear once.

Let’s take a look at the odds for Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Country field”

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58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Best New Artist

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Image from Twitter @CBSThisMorning

You already got the odds for two of the big four awards at the GRAMMYs, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Now, it’s time to take a look at Best New Artist.

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”

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58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Record of the Year

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Image by @CBSThisMorning

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”

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58th GRAMMY Nominees Announced: Analysis and reactions

3813bcd3d4accb7634eea23a2a7ab190.1000x1000x1The speculation is over. We know all of the nominees. And everybody is now talking about who got snubbed and who made a surprise. In reality, there were no major snubs or any jaw-dropping surprises.

Several media outlets talked about Justin Bieber and Luke Bryan getting snubbed, as they were among the top-selling artists of the year. However, commercial success is not a big indicator at the GRAMMYs. And also, neither of them were top contenders in the general field. Bieber, on the other hand, is a favourite to win Best Dance Recording. So, keep calm beliebers.

But the most  Continue reading “58th GRAMMY Nominees Announced: Analysis and reactions”

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58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field

2015 was a big year for hip-hop as some of the heavyweights in rap music released both commercially and critically successful albums. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Nicki Minaj are expected to dominate this year’s rap field. The question is who will be competing against them? Let’s see the odds:

Best Rap Performance

  1. Kendrick Lamar — Alright
  2. Drake — Energy
  3. Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne — Truffle Butter
  4. Fetty Wap — Trap Queen
  5. J. Cole — Apparently

As I mentioned above. Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Nicki Minaj could be present in all of the four categories of the rap field. Lamar’s “Alright”, Drake’s “Energy” and Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field”

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58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field

The R&B field could see a combination of veterans, newcommers, mainstream hip-hop collaborations, and long-time GRAMMY darlings. The Soul Train Music Awards, happening next week (Sunday, Nov. 29) could give us a glimpse on what to expect for this field. Here are the odds:

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

  1. The Weeknd — Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  2. Beyoncé — 7/11
  3. Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko — Post to Be
  4. Drake & PartyNextDoor — Wednesday Night Interlude
  5. Miguel — Coffee

The Weeknd was one of the top-selling artists of the year, maybe the best in the urban music scene. “Earned It” was both a commercial and critic success. Some Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field”

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58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field

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

  1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
  2. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  3. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  4. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  5. Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney — FourFiveSeconds

The Record of the Year line-up hasn’t change much (or hardly at all) since the Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field”

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Unofficial predictions for the 58th GRAMMYs

It is September 30th meaning that the eligibility period for the 58th GRAMMY Awards, that ranged from October 1st last year, is now over. And it is now time to look at the possible contenders. However, we still have to wait a few more weeks until the official list of submissions is disclosed. Therefore, the predictions below are pure speculation. Let’s now take a look at the top contenders in each of the four general field categories:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

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58th GRAMMYs: (Very early) END OF MARCH PREDICTIONS

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.

Record of the Year

The current front-runner for Record of the Year is definitely “Uptown Funk!” by  Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: (Very early) END OF MARCH PREDICTIONS”