Home / Uncategorized / Grammys 2018: The 10 Biggest Questions About Nominations

Grammys 2018: The 10 Biggest Questions About Nominations

After months of prognostication, the wait is nearly over: On Tuesday morning (Nov.28), The Recording Academy will officially reveal the nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, setting the stage for the showdowns that will come to define music’s biggest night precisely two months later.We’ve already run down our predictions for the biggest categories, but despite our best guesses, a number of questions linger, and will continue to do so until Andra Day reads those names live on CBS This Morning at 8:30 a.m.ET.Here are the 10 that we’ve spent the most time and energy wondering about.One of the biggest stories in pop this year has undoubtedly been Kesha’s triumphant return from career purgatory, following years of public legal drama with former mentor Dr.Luke.Her weightier, more personal new LP Rainbow topped the Billboard 200 albums chart and drew rave reviews, and could lead to nominations in one or multiple major categories.But will Kesha’s dance-pop past — often critically disregarded, particularly by the Grammys, as frivolous — keep her from earning serious consideration? 9.Can the year’s surprise alternative hits cross over to the Grammys as well? After a long period of rock and alternative being almost totally absent from the Billboard Hot 100, within a couple months, there were suddenly a trio of alternative songs that not only appeared on the chart, but climbed all the way to the top five: a pair from Imagine Dragons (“Believer” and “Thunder”) and one from Portugal.The Man (“Feel It Still”).The three songs have appeared virtually everywhere for the second half of 2017 — will they sneak into this year’s Grammy class as well? 8.Will Lady Gaga be shut out of the big categories? The artist born Stefani Germanotta’s recent reimagining as more of a heartland singer-songwriter, as rooted in country and rock as dance and pop, seemed almost custom-engineered for maximum Grammy success.But despite a well-received Super Bowl halftime performance and a hit single in the No.4-peaking Hot 100 success “Million Reasons,” the album did not draw the general acclaim Gaga may have hoped for, and she goes into Grammy season far from a sure thing to draw a major nomination.The legacy of her Joanne era may be swung a good amount by whether or not she hears her name called tomorrow morning.7.Will Taylor Swift get a song of the year nomination? One of the Grammys’ most rewarded artists of the last decade has two ways into the major categories this year: Through her own single “Look What You Made Me Do” (released in advance of her Reputation album, which will otherwise compete at the 2019 awards), and through Little Big Town’s “Better Man,” which she wrote.Though the former was the bigger pop hit, the latter may have a better chance of being recognized — LBT’s “Girl Crush” was a Song of the Year nominee two years earlier, and “Better Man” just won song of the year at the CMA Awards.6.Can Jason Isbell be this year’s Sturgill SImpson? Last year, country-rock


About petras

Check Also

Cryptocurrency Calendar: Bitcoin Gold, Eidoo ICO Launch, Ubiatar & Bittrex

The 23rd of March will see a data release for Bitcoin Gold is scheduled, as …

Leave a Reply