Wednesday, December 12, 2007

50th Grammy Nominations: My 2 cents

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So my favorite time of the year is rolling around...AWARD SEASON! ontop of 534654646 award shows that occur during that season..its my birthday!...the weathers cool! and most of all the holidays are OUT of the way!....the nominations for the only 50th Annual Grammys came out last week and i must say for the most part..this year...its the best showcase of talent and deserving nominations that the grammys have seen in YEARS...ofcourse in true grammy fashion when they hit they HIT (Amy and Kanye deserved every nomination!) and when they miss they MISS (Souljah boy? seriously?)..and most of all WHERE THE FUCK IS JOSS STONE!?!?!?...But Im throwing in my 2cents on the categories i give a shit about on who should win and who will win while adding alil commentary here and there

Record Of The Year (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)
  • Beyonce - Irreplaceable
  • Foo Fighters -The Pretender
  • Rihanna - Umbrella
  • Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around...Comes Around
  • Amy Winehouse - Rehab

This award isnt for the actual artist but for the Producers and the Engineers and what stans NO beyonce doesnt deserve this award simply because she can make gale force winds seem "fierce"...Im going with Rehab because Mark Ronson is an absolute Genius! but we kno the Foo Fighters will take it because yanno...U2 and the Dixie chicks sat this year out

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Foo Fighters -Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
  • Vince Gill - These Days
  • Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters
  • Kanye West - Graduation
  • Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

I have a feeling Herbie is gonna snatch this one up, throw some upset in the game something wicked...but Amy Winehouse should definately take it in my opinon..Back to black was an absolute FLAWLESS album.

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Feist
  • Ledisi
  • Paramore
  • Taylor Swift
  • Amy Winehouse

Now this absolutely warms my heart to see the nominees for this category, To see two of my favorite artst Feist and Amy get recognize. But its a breath of fresh air to see Ledisi get some love to...Amy Winehouse should and WILL win.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Candyman
    Christina Aguilera
  • 1234
  • Big Girls Don't Cry
  • Say It Right
    Nelly Furtado
  • Rehab
    Amy Winehouse

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Just Fine
    Mary J. Blige
  • When I See You
  • No One
    Alicia Keys
  • If I Have My Way
    Chrisette Michele
  • Hate On Me
    Jill Scott

Now Lord KNOWSSSSSSS i LOVE my Mary! and my Jill! but This time im rolling with Chrisette Michele..after all this is a VOCAL PERFORMANCE category and for that fact alone Chrisette DESERVES it. But we ALL know its going to Alicia because she plays the piano and has long pretty hair or some shit

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Woman
    Raheem DeVaughn
  • B.U.D.D.Y.
    Musiq Soulchild
  • Because Of You
  • Future Baby Mama
  • Please Don't Go

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Make A Baby
    Vikter Duplaix
  • That’s The Way Of The World
  • Daydreamin'
    Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
  • Fantasy
    Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Dream
    Alice Smith

Now lemme just say im alil salty that Alice Smith isnt what Corinne Bailey Rae was last year (yanno, the artist that came out of NOWHERE to get a shit load of nominations) BUT i must say Iam thoroughly shocked and happy she even got atleast one nomination for a BEAUTIFUL song..but i think Lupe is grabbin this one

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Funk This
    Chaka Khan
  • Lost & Found
  • Luvanmusiq
    Musiq Soulchild
  • The Real Thing
    Jill Scott
  • Sex, Love & Pain

All i have to say about this category is...If Jill doesnt win, there is no good in the world...that is all

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • The People
  • I Get Money
    50 Cent
  • Show Me What You Got
  • Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
  • Stronger
    Kanye West

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Finding Forever
  • Kingdom Come
  • Hip Hop Is Dead
  • T.I. vs T.I.P.
  • Graduation
    Kanye West

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