Taylor SwiftIt’s been the frontrunner to win Album of the Year since the nominations were announced, especially with potential favorites like The weekend (“After hours”) and Lady Gaga (“Chromatica”) excluded from the category. But they weren’t the only ones who could beat her. Some of our top users say Dua Lipa“Future Nostalgia” will be shocking.
Lipa won two for two the last time she competed at the Grammys, taking home the award for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording (“Electricity”) in 2019. This year she is nominated for six awards, the same number that Swift received, and there’s reason to believe the Grammys might favor Lipa. Consider that the nominating board that decided on the general field contenders included Swift for the album (“Folklore”) and Song of the Year (“Cardigan”), but snubbed her for the album. the year. Lipa, meanwhile, was nominated for all three: Record and Song for “Don’t Start Now” in addition to the album for “Future Nostalgia”. this could be a sign of more support for Lipa.
Grammy voters as a whole have also nominated Lipa in the pop arena, which is not decided by a nominations review committee. They even cited her for the duo / group’s best performance for “Un Dia”, her collaboration with J. Balvin, Bad bunny and Tainy. It was somewhat surprising considering the density of the year with high level artist collaborations. So that’s another reason to believe that Lipa has the edge.
There may also be a reluctance to give Swift her third album of the year win. She is only 31 years old, but that would already put her in the company of legends Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon, the only artists to have won this award three times. Lipa would be a solid alternative given the critically acclaimed and academy-friendly comeback sound of “Future Nostalgia”. Perhaps this is why Lipa is expected to win by four of the top 24 users who scored the highest when predicting last year’s winners and two of the Top 24 All-Stars who had the highest prediction scores when you combine the results of the last two years. Do you agree with them that Lipa will overtake Swift?
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