On Billboard, R&B and Country Music & Respecting Black Art

A couple of days ago I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline, as one does. I came across a tweet from Billboard‘s official chart account. The tweet listed the top five titles on their Top R&B Albums chart for the week dated June 15, 2019: Free Spirit, Khalid Long Live Love, Kirk Franklin American Teen,…

DJ Khaled Drops “No Brainer” With Bieber, Quavo, and Chance

On this lightweight, summery track DJ Khaled reunites the team that crafted his last #1 single, “I’m The One.” Sadly, Khaled seems to have left Lil Wayne in the dust this time. “No Brainer” features a bright and catchy hook courtesy of Justin Bieber. Bieber is the best part of this track, he floats between…

Every Performance at the BBMAs Ranked!

Last night, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards took place. As usual, it was an unnecessarily long awards show where more lackluster performances were showcased than awards given out. I still believe that the Billboard Music Awards are the single most pointless awards ceremony; it’s just three laborious hours of shameless promotion for Billboard, Pepsi, and…

Every Grammys Performance, Ranked

#20. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, & Eric Church – Route 91 Harvest Festival tribute I applaud the emotional and genuine nature of this performance, although it would have been nice for Manchester to get some love too. That being said, the performance was kind of messy; I don’t find their voices meshed well together and…

2018 GRAMMYs Prediction: The Rap Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE RAP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: Record of the Year

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. RECORD OF THE YEAR One of the most coveted awards…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: The Pop Field

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. THE POP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: Album of the Year

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories.   ALBUM OF THE YEAR The most coveted award in…