61st Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations  are in with lots of recognizable names like Drake, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and Taylor Swift.

Song of the Year and Record of the Year are going to be interesting.  Arguably the most powerful entry in these two categories is  THIS IS AMERICA by Childish Gambino.  With one of the most powerful music videos in years, it will be interesting to see if it is judged purely from a musical perspective or pre-judged – positively or negatively – for its political statement.  White roses and #TimesUp certainly made a political statement at the 2018 Grammys, so political statements are not new to the awards ceremony.

The New Artist of the Year will also be interesting.  I my opinion, the talent this year is remarkable and too close to call.  But, if it was up to me, Dua Lipa would get the nod.

I know what I’ll be watching February 10th.