The Grammy Nominations are in and they are never free of controversy and second guesses. From Baeble's perspective we have some recommendations / observations:
Can whoever keeps nominating Beck for Grammys please stop. Not to disrespect this veteran, but really why is "Colors" in the Pop category. This is so embarrassing, "Colors" has 9 m plays on Spotify, Post Malone's "Better Now" – 685 m plays, Camila Cabello's "Havana" clocks in at 1,088 Billion
plays, Lady Gaga's "Joanne" is at relative laggard 36 m plays and Ariana Grande's "Thank u, next" is just getting warmed up at 251 m plays. Maybe he is tearing it up on the old people's services like Pandora and Sirius XM, but really stop.
Seriously – Willie Nelson is still alive? We were sure he is now actually a Hologram and on tour with Tupac and Roy Orbison.
Childish Gambino had the most pointed political voice this year with "This Is America." Jay-Z is now on a good day a legacy artist and needs Beyonce to shore him up.
We caught a baby Gambino on the rise
"Best New Artist" actually has artists that are genuinely new. Bebe Rexha performed with Kesha at last year's Grammys, perhaps she has a new hairdo, and this qualifies her to be in the category. The ingenues at the party are Chloe x Halle and H.E.R. Seriously they should rename this category from "Best New Artist" to "New To You."
Fall In love with how real and sweet Chloe X Halle are:
Talk about a charmed existence. Sofi Tukker is down for the second Grammy nomination in three years. There really aren't a couple of performers we love more than these two. Funny, real and super smart they are a charismatic duo for our time. We can't wait to see what 6'7" Tukker is going to wear to the show.
We caught them last year for a special session:
And finally, we have spent the better part of the last six months trying to get "The Middle" from Zedd and Maren Morris out of our psyches. We now have the shakes again.