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Posted on 11/28/2017 7:39:49 AM PST by RightGeek
Full title: Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts in Main Cateogories
The Grammys in New York took a weird turn this morning as the nominations were a shocker: Ed Sheerans best selling Divide did not get an Album of the Year nod, neither did albums by Lady Gaga or Kesha. Instead, the Grammys went mostly for R&B and rap: Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, who is really the actor Donald Glover. CBS must be plotzing. (Im thrilled because I love the Childish Gambino album.)
Indeed, all the acts they want on the show the white pop acts have been relegated to the Pop Vocal category. Thats Gaga, Sheeran, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha.
How the Grammys became the R&B/Hip Hop Awards will be the subject of much discussion at Black Rock today. Their traditional country nominee is absent, which for CBS is a disaster. The only pop singer who scored an Album of the Year nod was Lorde, the 20 year New Zealand singer whose Melodrama album not much of a hit compared to her previous outing.
Kendrick Lamar, Glover, Bruno Mars and Jay Z also took up most of the Record and Song of the Year categories even though almost none of that music is not what is typically thought of for those categories. Ill bet a lot of pop, rock and R&B stars are in shock right now. Ed Sheeran and his team must be having Xanax omelettes.
Again, for older skewing CBS and producer Ken Erlich, this will be a challenge. This is not the show they want. Having no country nominees in the main categories is heart-attack inducing.
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Most mainstream music is crappy across all genres.
The BLM Awards ?
Award shows are so 1980s - they have evolved into Social Warrior events - Standing up to THE MAN and speaking TRUTH TO POWER.
Meanwhile those that might have tuned in are not going to bother.
R&B and Hip Hop, means a lot of auto-tune microphones and lip-synching.
I have noticed that rap music dominates the charts today. At least 35-40 of the top 50 singles are rap music. About 10% country and a few pop singers like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
It wouldn’t have mattered who got nominated I still would never watch it.
Which guarantees very few caucasian eyeballs on that night.....Advertisers take note.........................
Was just thinking that too.
They had an awards show???
They probably will. I will go so far as to say they will en masse do some kind of stunt on stage like that............................
The Grammys will return to New York City after a 15-year absence to celebrate its 60th anniversary by hosting its ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS at 7:30 p.m. and will air live on both coasts.
Rap is Crap
Just NFL the Grammy’s and don’t tune in!
I’m sure it will be a ratings success.
It doesn’t matter to me if they had the show in my backyard...I’d go somewhere else...
The blackification of all awards shows has been snowballing in recent years. What used to be called music is now rap and hip hop and is IMHO unlistenable. If a movie starts or features rap/hip hop music (streaming), we delete the movie from our queue.
Lol - love it!
“I love rap...Rap’s my thing!...I love rap cause I can’t sing!”
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