2019 Oscars Predictions

BEST ACTRESS This year’s nominees include everyone from newbies to veterans and comediennes to British breakouts. Glenn Close will be contending for her incredible performance in The Wife; this will be her seventh nomination. Glenn is currently the living actor with the most Oscar nominations without a win. Also in contention are first-time nominees Lady Gaga (a previous nominee for Best Original Song in 2016) … Continue reading 2019 Oscars Predictions

2019 GRAMMYs Recap

Allegedly, last night was Music’s Biggest Night. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles; decked out with explosive performances, surprisingly solid results, and tributes galore, the Grammys delivered a formidable telecast despite the lack of major superstars. THE AWARDS Kacey Musgraves’ gorgeous Golden Hour was awarded the top prize (Album of the Year), while Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” took home Song of the … Continue reading 2019 GRAMMYs Recap

The Top 40 Albums of 2018

40. Sex & Cigarettes, Toni Braxton The R&B veteran delivered a strong and succinct album in a year full of bloated, overdrawn releases. Her contralto voice and slinky timbre anchor the most explicit and honest soundscape of her career. From the cathartic climax of the title track to the spunky “Foh” and “Deadwood,” Toni maneuvers through themes of independence, lust, and growth with astonishing ease. Sex & … Continue reading The Top 40 Albums of 2018

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: The Pop Field

Best Pop Vocal Abum Best Pop Vocal Album is one of the most highly contested categories each year at the Grammys. This year is no different, there are two or three albums that seem to be definite nominees, but there are a plethora of records that all make strong cases for a nomination. Let’s get to it. Taylor Swift’s reputation (read my review here) and Ariana Grande’s Sweetener (read … Continue reading 2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: The Pop Field

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Is an Instant Classic (Review)

If you told me ten years ago that the “Just Dance” girl would be getting heavy Oscar buzz and deliver an instantly iconic soundtrack for A Star Is Born, I would have laughed hysterically. Nevertheless, here we are. It is 2018 and Lady Gaga, with some help from the surprisingly musically gifted Bradley Cooper, absolutely nails it on the soundtrack for A Star Is Born. Following in the … Continue reading Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Is an Instant Classic (Review)

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 Maren surprisingly struggled to stay in her key throughout the … Continue reading Every Grammys Performance, Ranked

2017 American Music Awards: Predicting the Winners

The American Music Awards are fan-voted and based on chart success so they should be fairly easy to predict, let’s get going! NOTE: After each artist’s name will be a fraction denoting the amount of AMAs they’ve won out of their total amount of nominations not including nominations achieved this year. Artist of the Year Nominees: Drake (4/22), Ed Sheeran (1/5), Kendrick Lamar (0/2), The … Continue reading 2017 American Music Awards: Predicting the Winners