SWV was nominated for a Grammy!!! I’m so glad somebody other than me paid attention to their reunion because that album is extremely solid and Coko is a beast in the studio.
Also I need to remind myself to have a chat with all my friends who try to get me to listen to sad white people music so I can recommend Kathleen Edwards. I would be sad too if I had to publicly be known as “that chick who divorced her husband for that dickhead from Bon Iver.”
The Grammys finally got a lot of things right this year.
Hunter Hayes broke out as country’s answer to Lauryn Hill, writing, producing, and playing all of the instruments on his debut at 20 years old. Tamia managed to score two nominations for her last album that slipped in under the radar. Carrie Underwood’s best single ever scored a couple of nominations, and Kelly Clarkson’s most consistent album got some love too. Frank Ocean, Gotye and fun. all came away with nominations of course, and Carly Rae won’t be as omnipresent at the ceremony as she was on radio this year. Biggest shocker: SWV got nominated for their reunion effort! Most obvious snub is definitely Adam Lambert who had one of the best pop albums in recent memory with vocal chops to match. Also, Nicki Minaj was deservedly shut out of the nominations.
Anyone who doesn’t think so can choke on the tears of Taylor Swift’s failed relationships. Carrie Underwood is a goddess and we should be thanking her for agreeing to play Maria von Trapp next year. At least this way nobody had the chance to say, “Oo we should ask Beyonce.”
Again….I do not watch Idol. Forreal. But it’s kind of this massive pop-culture juggernaut that you can’t avoid if you have any interest in entertainment gossip. The TV in our apartment happened to be on Fox the night of this epic collision of bad hair and good vocals. I remember looking up from the kitchen and going in mad hard on that awful nest on top of homegirl’s head…but then she hit the chorus and I was done. I had goosebumps! She basically won the competition that night. Everybody should’ve just gone on home. I mean, what do you do after some pretty blonde girl puts a Heart classic to bed? Shoo-ba-doo-ba-doop just won’t cut it after that.