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60th GRAMMY Predictions: Song of the Year

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The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are just around the corner. Nominations will be announced, earlier than usual, on November 28th. The ceremony will take place in New York on January 28th, 2018.

And while we wait it is time to take a look at the possible nominees, in one of the ‘Big Four’ categories: Song of the Year.

Unlike record of the year, this songwriter’s award is more diverse. It usually features at least two songs that are outside of the mainstream pop realm.

Also starting this year, songwriters will receive another general field award. The Album of the Year (AoTY) category  Continue reading “60th GRAMMY Predictions: Song of the Year”

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60th GRAMMY Predictions: Record of the Year

roty-predictionsThe 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are just around the corner. Nominations will be announced, earlier than usual, on November 28th. The ceremony will take place in New York on January 28th, 2018.

And while we wait it is time to take a look at the possible nominees, in one of the most prestigious categories: Record of the Year.

In recent years, this category has become a popularity contest. Therefore, it is common that the most successful singles of the year get nominated.

Thanks to the submissions posted in the GoldDerby forums, we are now able to speculate better on which Continue reading “60th GRAMMY Predictions: Record of the Year”

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56th GRAMMYs reactions: Daft Punk, the big winners; Nostalgia was all over; and some fun facts

Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers

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”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Pop Field

56th GRAMMYs: Odds in the Pop Field

jt_press_photo_2013The 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”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Song of the Year

56th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year

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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:

Continue reading “56th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year”

Posted in Best of 2013, Top Tens

Top Ten: BEST SONGS OF 2013

best-albums2013 in music was actually a pretty good year. Characterized by amazing comebacks and breakthrough acts. Outstanding records have been made in all genres including indie pop, alternative rock, urban music, soul, and even country.

As most of you have found out Rolling StonesEntertainment WeeklyPitchfork MediaBillboard have already compiled their “Best of..the Year” lists. In order to catch up with these big magazines The Gramophone Reporter have also ranked the ten best songs of the yearContinue reading “Top Ten: BEST SONGS OF 2013”

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56th GRAMMYs: Odds for Record of the Year

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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.

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56th GRAMMYs: Which new artist will get all of the four General Field nods? (Vote in poll)

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In 56 years of GRAMMY history only 10 artists have managed to get nominated for all of the General Field categories in the same ceremony. Last year, New York trio Fun. was the last addition to this exclusive list. And even more difficult is to swipe the field. In 1980, Christopher Cross became the first -and to date only- singer to win the Big 4 awards at the GRAMMYs in one single night. 32 years later Adele became only the second artist to achieve this. However she did it in separate years; winning the Best New Artist award in 2009 and the rest in 2012. Continue reading “56th GRAMMYs: Which new artist will get all of the four General Field nods? (Vote in poll)”