The Promise of Grammys
Tonight is the music industry’s “biggest night” with the latest Grammy Awards. Yes, I’m planning to watch (even if one of the most promising young talents IMO won’t be there tonight, while one of the most tedious young talents will be).
So, I got to thinking: since Grammy Awards are now based on nominating and awarding pop music that was heavily promoted (rather than point the public to overlooked gems), how might David’s nomination/award prospects have been different if some of his songs from his two album efforts had received radio play?
I’m hopeful that, all in good time, David will get his due, but in the mean time, which songs from his previous albums do you think might have been Grammy-Award/Nomination worthy?
What I’ll be rooting for in tonight’s Grammy Awards:
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mine” for record of the year, Sade’s “Soldier of Love” for Best R&B Duo/Group Performance, and Janelle Monae’s The Arch Android for Best Contemporary R&B Album and “Tightrope” for Best R&B Performance. Other than that, meh.