Hey guys! It’s that time of year again! I know I’m SUPER late. I was supposed to put this up in November and give you guys a whole months to nominate but I forgot. I can’t even believe December got here this quick!
Anyway, some notes to keep in mind are that you can only fill out this form ONCE and also for achievement award, be sure to confirm that the person you nominated has been around for at least 10 years (which means that this year the cut off date was December 31st, 2009). Also, don’t nominate people who already won before so: Tablo, Epik High, and…Jay Park…cannot EVER be nominated again and if they are I’ll just disqualify the nomination (I make this sound so serious but I’m literally just some weird girl in her bed making a meaningless awards voting system lol)
Brian Lynch Big Band 62nd Annual GRAMMY Nomination
Congrats to Brian Lynch Big Band on their 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® nomination under the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Composition categories with their Album The Omni-American Book Club. So many talented artists announced by the @RecordingAcad @RecordingAcademy
as nominees for the 62nd #GRAMMYs. Can’t wait to celebrate together!
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Continuing what I started last year here’s my reaction to the GRAMMY Nominations with my selections for who I believe should win, and also who I would have picked for each category.
Let me first lay out the ground rules: - I will be following the time frame for eligibility which is October 1st 2018 to September 30th 2019. - I will be ignoring categories for genres I don’t listen to enough. Metal, Country, Classical, Jazz, will be left off. - I am ignoring that the Performance categories are a mixture of recordings and live performances and just treating them as genre specific “Records of the year” awards. The one’s with “Song” in the title are geared more towards the song writing. - I will first make my selection of the available options. Bold and underlines will be my top selection with underlined not bold as my runner up. - I will then make my own selections for each category and who I think should win out of that. - My selection is not just a list of my favorite albums. My selections will be a balancing act taking in account artistic accomplishments, Impact both culturally and popularity as well as what I personally think is good. - I made a few liberties with some of my selections, mostly from the rules for eligibility being vague in spots. - This list is just all my biased suggestions. I’m sure there will be some major differences in opinions with anybody who reads this. - Feel free to shoot me a message to discuss more with me anything you wish to!
Album of the Year:
Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE SO WE GO? Bon Iver - I,I H.E.R. - I Used To Know Her Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rickwell Lil Nas X - 7 Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride
My Picks: Big Wild - Superdream Jacob Banks - The Village Illenium - ASCEND Khalid - Free Spirit Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Nick Murphy - Run Fast Sleep Naked Nilfür Yanya - Miss Universe Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
Record of the Year:
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings Billie Eilish - Bad Guy Bon Iver - Hey, Ma H.E.R. - Hard Place Khalid - Talk Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) Lizzo - Truth Hurts Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower
My Picks: Avicii - SOS (Feat. Aloe Blacc) Bon Iver - Hey Ma
Flume - Let You Know (Feat. London Grammer)
G Flip - About You Illenium - Good Things Fall Apart (Feat. Jon Bellion) Khalid - Talk Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Taylor Swift - Lover
Song of the Year:
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy H.E.R. - Hard Place Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved Lizzo - Truth Hurts Taylor Swift - Lover Tanya Tucker - Bring Me Flowers Now
My Picks: Flux Pavilion - Somebody Else (Feat. GLNNA) G Flip - I Am Not Afraid Gryffin & Aloe Blacc - Hurt People Kahlid - Better Maggie Rogers - Alaska MUNA - Stayaway LÉON - You & I
Best New Artist:
Billie Eilish Black Pumas Lil Nas X Lizzo Maggie Rogers ROSALÍA Tank and the Bangas Yola
My Picks: Billie Eilish Clairo Dermot Kennedy G Flip Jacob Banks Kim Petras Maggie Rogers Nilfür Yanya
Best Pop Solo Performance:
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings Beyoncé - Spirit Billie Eilish - Bad Guy Lizzo - Truth Hurts Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down
My Picks: Bon Iver - Hey, Ma Billie Eilish - Bad Guy G Flip - About You Maggie Rogers - Alaska Nilfür Yanya - Heavyweight Champion of the Year
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Ariana Grande & Social House - Boyfriend Jonas Brothers - Sucker Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) Post Malone & Swae Lee - Sunflower Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Senorita
My Picks: James Blake - Barefoot in the Park (Feat. ROSALÍA) JOHNNYSWIM - Souvenir Khalid - Outta My Head (Feat. John Mayer) Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings (Feat. Lykke Li) MUNA - Stayaway
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Ariana Grande - thank u, next Beyonce - The Link King: The Gift Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Ed Sheeran - No. 6 Collaborations Project Taylor Swift - Lover
My Picks: Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? G Flip - About Us Kim Petras - Clarity Maggie Rogers - Heard It In A Past Life Nilfür Yanya - Miss Universe
Best Dance Recording:
Bonobo - Linked The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On Meduza Feat. Goodboys - Piece Of Your Heart RÜFÜS DU SOL - Underwater Skrillex & Boyz Noize - Midnight Hour (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
My Picks: Big Wild - Joypunks Flume - Let You Know (Feat. London Grammer) Flux Pavilion - Somebody Else (Feat. GLNNA) Illenium - Good Things Fall Apart (Feat. Jon Bellion) Elohim - runnin
Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Apparaty - LP5 The Chemical Brothers - No Georgraphy Flume - Hi This Is Flume [Mixtape] RÜFÜS DU SOL - Solace Tycho - Weather
My Picks: Big Wild - Superdream Alan Walker - Different World Illenium - ASCEND RÜFÜS DU SOL - Solace Whethan - Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1
Best Rock Performance:
Bones UK - Pretty Waste Gary Clark Jr. - This Land Brittany Howard - History Repeats Karen O & Danger Mouse - Woman Rival Sons - Too Bad
My Picks: FIDLAR - Get Off My Rock Karen O & Danger Mouse - Turn the Light Mother Mother - Dance and Cry The Ting Tings - Estranged Foals - Exits
Best Rock Song:
Tool - Fear Inoculum The 1975 - Give Yourself A Try Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall Brittany Howard - History Repeats Gary Clark Jr. - This Land
My Picks: Brittany Howard - He Loves Me Circa Waves - Sorry I’m Yours Karen O & Danger Mouse - Woman Of Monsters and Men - Rororo Vampire Weekend - This Life
Best Rock Album:
Bring Me The Horizon - amo Cage The Elephant - Social Cues The Cranberries - In The End I Prevail - Trauma Rival Sons - Feral Roots
My Picks: Bring Me The Horizon - amo Circa Waves - What’s It Like Over There? Foals - Part I: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Mother Mother - Laugh and Cry The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
Best Alternate Album:
Big Thieft - U.F.O.F. Bon Iver - I,I James Blake - Assume Form Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride Thom Yorke - Anima
My Picks: Bon Iver - I,I Nick Murphy - Ran Fast Sleep Naked James Blake - Assume Form Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Best R&B Performance:
Daniel Caesar & Brandy - Love Again H.E.R. - Could’ve Been (Feat. Bryson Tiller) Lizzo - Exactly How I Feel (Feat. Gucci Mane) Lucky Daye - Roll Some Mo Anderson .Paak - Come Home (Feat. Andre 3000)
My Picks: Kindness - Hard To Believe (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Sampha) Mahlia - What You Did (Feat. Ella Mai) Maverick Sabre - Slow Down (Feat. Jorja Smith) Nicole Bus - You Rationale - Explosions
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
BJ The Chicago Kid - Time Today India.Arie - Steady Love Lizzo - Jerome Lucky Daye - Real Games PJ Morton - Built For Love (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
My Picks: BANKS - Look What You’re Doing to Me (Feat. Francis & The Lights) Jacob Banks - Love Ain’t Enough Kahlid - Better Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Ruti - Racing Cars
Best R&B Song:
H.E.R. - Could’ve Been (Feat. Bryson Tiller) Emily King - Look At Me Now Chris Brown - No Guidance (Feat. Drake) Lucky Daye - Roll Some Mo PJ Morton - Say So (Feat. JoJo)
My Picks: BJ The Chicago Kid - Reach (Feat. Afrojack) Khalid - Free Spirit Lucky Daye - Concentrate Maverick Sabre - Weakness Ruti - Racing Cars
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Georgia Anna Muldrow - Overload NAO - Saturn Jessie Reyes - Being Human in Public
My Picks: BANKS - III Kindness - Something Like War Lizzo - Cuz I Love You Maverick Sabre - When I Wake Up NAO - Saturn
Best R&B Album:
BJ The Chicago Kid - 1123 Lucky Daye - Painted Ella Mai - Ella Mai PJ Morton - Paul Anderson .Paak - Ventura
My Picks: BJ The Chicago Kid - 1123 Dawn Richard - New Breed Jacob Banks - The Village Kahlid - Free Spirit Anderson .Paak - Ventura
Best Rap Performance:
J. Cole - Middle Child DaBaby - Suge Dreamville - Down Bad (Feat. J.I.D., Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy) Nipsey Hussle - Racks in the Middle (Feat. Roddy Rich & Hit-Boy) Offset - Clout (Feat. Cardi B)
My Picks: Denzel Curry - RICKY Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. HERE Freddie Gibs & Madlib - Palmolive (Feat. Pusha T & Killer Mike) Little Simz - Boss Mustard - Pure Water (Feat. Migos)
Best Rap/Song Performance:
DJ Khaled - Higher (Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend) Lil Baby & Gunna - Drop Too Hard Lil Nas X - Panini Mustard - Ballin (Feat. Roddy Rich) Young Thug - The London (Feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)
My Picks: Chance The Rapper - All Day (Feat. John Legend) GoldLink - Zulu Screams (Feat. Maleek Berry & Babi Bourelly) Kevin Abstract - Joyride Lizzo - Tempo (Feat. Missy Elliott) TOBi - Come Back Home (Feat. VanJess)
Best Rap Song:
YBN Cordae - Bad Idea (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Rick Ross - Gold Roses (Feat. Drake) 21 Savage - A Lot (Feat. J. Cole) Nipsey Hussle - Racks in the Middle (Feat. Roddy Rich & Hit-Boy) DaBaby - Suge
My Picks: Boogie - Soho (Feat. JID) JID - 151 Rum Rapsody - Nina Raja Kumari - SHOOK YBN Cordae - Have Mercy
Best Rap Album:
Dreamville - Revenger Of The Dreamer III Meek Mill - Chamionships 21 Savage - I Am> I Was Tyler, The Creator - IGOR YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy
My Picks: Denzell Curry - ZUU GoldLink - Diaspora Rapsody - Eve Lil Simz - GREY Area Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical):
Dan Auerbach Finneas Jack Antonoff John Hill Ricky Reed
My Picks: Big Wild Diplo Jack Antonoff Seven Lions Tyler, The Creator
I got a really awesome acting award nomination for regional (7 states) theatre festival! And my national run crew recognition!!! And my director said I should consider professional auditions in the cities soooooo…
James Blake, Daniel Caesar, The 1975, Rosalía, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Steve Lacy, Tyler The Creator, Anderson .Paak
#shout out to latinos #latino gang #this is the artists that deserve better #where is Denzel Curry and BROCKHAMPTON? #where is ScHoolboy Q?????????? #W H E R E A R E T H E Y #give him the grammy #nominations
#i lost respect for this award after cardi b won best rap album xd #really? SEÑORITA is nominated? BIG F #i love lil nas x but BEST ALBUM? #i love ed sheeran but there is like 1 good song #it's disrespectful this kind of nominations #grammys#nominations
Ahhhhhh, one of my favorite days of the year is finally here! Grammy nominations day! 😍 I love the Grammys (and ever single other award show) but nonetheless, I get so excited every year. the Grammys are so special to me because being such a humongous music lover, seeing my faves getting recognized makes me so happy! Without further ado, lets get into some categories and some of my thoughts/predictions!
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Nominees: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), 7, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, I Used to Know Her, thank u, next, I,I, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, & Father of the Bride.
Okay so, I love seeing Ariana (finally), Lizzo and Billie here. I am so unbelievably happy that Lana is here too! I am very surprised that Lil Nas X and H.E.R. are here. I like Lil Nas X but ALBUM OF THE YEAR? I guess maybe because he’s very versatile? IDK. I don’t understand H.E.R. being nominated, she’s a great artist but not ALBUM OF THE YEAR worthy. I understand Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver being here I guess too. I think everyone has a pretty good chance, I see it as, they were all nominated for a reason.
Who do I want to win? - Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Norman Fucking Rockwell!, thank u, next, or WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?👑
RECORD OF THE YEAR:
Nominees: Truth Hurts, 7 rings, Old Town Road (Remix), bad guy, Hey, Ma, Hard Place, Talk, & Sunflower.
I think that this is the most solid category out of the big 4. I like all of these songs and I think that they all deserve their part here, even Bon Iver I guess. Seeing Ariana in the big 4 is so exciting.
Who do I want to win? - 7 rings or bad guy. 👑
SONG OF THE YEAR:
Nominees: Truth Hurts, Hard Place, bad guy, Lover, Norman Fucking Rockwell, Always Remember Us This Way, Someone You Loved, & Bring My Flowers Now.
This is a pretty good list. I love Norman Fucking Rockwell the song so much and never even thought it could be nominated but I’m so happy it was! Same with Lover!! I’m so happy that that song was recognized especially because Taylor wrote it by herself, that makes it so much more special (especially with all the legal stuff going on). Also, I’m SO happy Always Remember Us This Way was nominated! Such a great surprise! I’m happy Lewis Capaldi only got this one nomination, I was scared he was gonna take some of my favorites spots in other categories, but he didn’t. :)
Who do I want to win? - Lover. 👑
BEST NEW ARTIST:
Nominees: Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Black Puma, Yola, Maggie Rogers, Tanks and the Bangas.
Now, this category shook me up a little bit. I was expecting Billie, Lizzo, Maggie, Lil Was, & Rosalia but I was also expecting Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi and maybe some new country singer to be in there. Boy was I wrong. I don’t mean any offense but who is Black Puma, Yola, and Tank and the Bangas? I’ve never heard of those three and didn’t see any of them in the prediction videos/articles I’ve been looking at this year. I’m also surprised this is Maggie Rogers only nomination, I expected her to get a lot of nominations.
Who do I want to win? - Billie Eilish. 👑
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Nominees: thank u, next, Lover, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, No. 6 Collaborations Project, THE LION KING: THE GIFT.
This is definitely my favorite category every year. Pop is my genre ever, always have been, always will. In this category I usually see my faves be nominated and this year is nothing less. The 3 top nominees are no surprise but the bottom two are. I did not expect No. 6 Collaborations Project & THE LION KING: THE GIFT to be nominated in a Pop Vocal Album category? There are collaborations on a majority of the songs so that’s what made me think it wouldn’t be nominated, anyways. After listening to The Lion King: The Gift again today, I do understand why it was nominated, Beyoncé sanggggg. I thought that the Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins and Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell would be nominated but at least they got nominated in different categories.
Who do I want to win? - thank u, next or Lover.👑
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Nominees: You Need To Calm Down, SPIRIT, 7 rings, Truth Hurts & bad guy.
Ahhh, my second favorite category. This actually might be my favorite of the year because… its all women! All of these women deserved this nomination, I’m so happy no one else or no man snuck in. It was such a great year for females in music, that it should be celebrated! I was surprised You Need To Calm Down was nominated, I thought Taylor would’ve put Lover in here. I was also surprised that Ariana submitted 7 rings, and not thank u, next. That’s the only complaint I have this year about Ariana’s nominations. thank u, next (the song) should’ve been nominated for something, its so iconic. I was also surprised about SPIRIT, but not mad about it.
Who do I want to win? - any of them, they’re all queens. 👑
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Nominees: Sucker, Boyfriend, Señorita, Old Town Road (Remix), & Sunflower.
I like this category a lot. Last year there were 7 songs nominated in this category, which was wayyyy too many. All of the songs in this category definitely deserved their nomination. I was surprised that Boyfriend made it in here, but no mad at all! I am upset that Dancing With a Stranger and Nothing Breaks Like a Heart didn’t make it in though, it would’ve been so great to see Normani and Miley nominated for something.
Who do I want to win? - Boyfriend or Señorita.
Snubs, Surprises & Other:
Album: A Star is Born, Lover, Igor, Girl.
Song: thank u, next is so iconic!! how can it not get nominated is the real question.
Record: Sucker deserved. It was such a big song this year and they had such a great comeback that I was pretty sure they were gonna get it, but I was wrong.
Country categories: Maren Morris was snubbed except for ONE category and it’s a collab with Brandi Carlile! GIRL was such a great album and just won Album of the Year at the CMA’s, so it really is such a disappointment that she was snubbed. Since she was snubbed, I want Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road to win Best Country Album.
Rap: Chance the Rapper was snubbed for The Big Day, I loved that album, it’s one of my favorites of the year. He seemed like such a Grammy favorite, so that’s why this was surprising. No Megan Thee Stallion either, which is upsetting. Only one female is nominated in all the rap categories, Cardi B for Clout (which I am so happy for and hopes win because I love that song and her verse). I am happy J.Cole got so nominations also. Tyler, the Creator getting a Best Rap Album is great too.
R&B: Caution by Mariah Carey. One of the biggest queens of my entire life, Mariah, released one of her best albums of all time a year ago and I thought it had a good chance to get nominated in all 3 R&B categories, but it didn’t. I don’t understand the logic behind that though, it definitely could’ve fit. I am happy NAO got nominated, that album is great. And, I’m happy Lizzo got nominated for Jerome.
Taylor, I’m so proud of all the hard work you put into each album! I’m especially proud of LOVER, the first album YOU OWN! I enjoy almost every song on the album and each song tells a different story which is your speciality! Congratulations on your three Grammy Nominations!! I’m so happy for you Taylor! 😍❤️ @taylorswift
Lover was totally snubbed at the Grammy’s for AOTY but the fact the single has been nominated makes me so happy. The song means a lot to @taylorswift and fingers crossed it wins. Lover is a phenomenal album Taylor! you don’t need a Grammy for that to be so!!