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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”

Posted in 60th GRAMMYs, Record of the Year

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”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Album of the Year, GRAMMY Awards

58th GRAMMYs: Who is winning Album of the Year?

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A Southern rock band teamed with some of the best producers in the industry; a Compton rapper who created one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of the decade; a Nashville songwriter who stunned the country music world with his solo debut; a pop star who had the highest grossing tour in the world this past year; and a Canadian singer who dominated the charts with a soulful voice and drug-induced lyrics. That’s the profile of the five outstanding nominated artists for Album of the Year (AOTY).

Even though the Academy treats the big four categories Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Who is winning Album of the Year?”

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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

The rules for this category had been changed to prevent pop singers winning here Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds in other categories”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Pop Field

58th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Pop field

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Image from http://www.factmag.com

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:

Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for the Pop field”

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58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year

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Image from Twitter @OnlyHipHopFacts

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”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Record of the Year

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”

Posted in Best of 2015, Top Tens

TOP TEN: BEST SONGS OF 2015

bestsongsof2015It is Christmas Day and there are only five days to go for 2016. And I couldn’t let this year without letting you know which were the songs I considered the best of 2015. (This delayed list was due to travel)

It was a very difficult task to come up with a list of only ten songs. That it’s why I decided to include only those songs that were released as singles in 2015. Regardless of their original release date through an album, EP, music video, etc. As a result, this list has a more commercial and radio-friendly approach than my best albums list. Continue reading “TOP TEN: BEST SONGS OF 2015”

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3rd Annual KuKo’s Choice Awards: And the winners are

The winners for the 3rd Annual KuKo’s Choice Awards had been decided (randomly). Winners for each of the Album-categories will compete again for the “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” title through an online web poll, voted by you, the reader until New Year’s Eve.

As a reminder, the KuKo’s Choice Award are my own personal version of the GRAMMY Awards. You can take a look at the nominees here.

AND THE WINNERS ARE

Continue reading “3rd Annual KuKo’s Choice Awards: And the winners are”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Pop Field

58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field

We are less than a month away from knowing who are the nominees for the 58th GRAMMYs. As I mentioned on my previous post, I’d be predicting the mainstream fields and this is the turn for the field that everybody hates and loves: Pop. And this year’s pop field could simply be an extension of the general field contenders. Let’s take a look:

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  1. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  2. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  3. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  4. Pharrell Williams — Freedom
  5. Ellie Goulding — Love Me Like You Do

The three main contenders here (Swift, The Weeknd, Sheeran) Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field”