Poll: Who Would You Vote For Best R&B Album At The 2020 GRAMMYs?
Would it be BJ The Chicago Kid, Anderson .Paak, Ella Mai, PJ Morton or Lucky Daye?
It's an exciting time for R&B. While the genre was said to be seeing less of a crossover into the pop landscape during the 2010s, Nielsen reports there is a rising interest in R&B. The genre, along with hip-hop, made 76 percent of the audio-on-demand streaming in the market in 2019. The 2020 GRAMMY nominees for Best R&B album are among the artists adding to the excitement growing in the genre. To whom would you award a GRAMMY if you could vote?
Would it be BJ the Chicago Kid's 1123? BJ told the Recording Academy the album would be a bit different from his past work. "I've always put my life experiences [in my albums], the new stories, just the new chapters of life I've always included into the music," he said. "I think it's always been the best thing for me, so you will see a big difference between 1123 and In My Mind."
Rising star Lucky Daye has come onto the scene strong with Painted, an album that is not afraid of vulnerability. "I'm sensitive, so my album got a whole lot of sensitivity to it," he told the Recording Academy in July. "As a man, that's hard to say. So I always tell people, I tell my homies, I'm like, 'bruh, if you're scared to cry in front of your girl, don't listen to my music in your car."
PJ Morton's Paul is the "the most honest expression of myself and my art that I've ever made," the singer/songwriter from New Orleans said about the album. Does it deserve the coveted award in your eyes?
But we can't forget about Ella Mai's self-titled album. The much-awaited debut from the English singer included her hit "Boo'd Up," which saw the top of the charts in the U.S. and won Best R&B Song at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards.
Or should Anderson .Paak's Ventura be the winner? The album's name pays ode to the county the singer/songwriter is from and features big collabs including Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, André 3000 and Brandy.
So who would it be? Let us know by voting above!
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Luis Fonsi To Maluma: Who Will Win Record Of The Year Latin GRAMMY?
Cast your vote. Who will voters choose for Record Of The Year at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards?
Including the likes of Shakira and Carlos Vives to Natalia Lafourcade, Marc Anthony, Jesse & Joy, and Alejandro Sanz, the previous Latin GRAMMY winners for Record Of The Year reads like a who's who of Latin music. This year's nominees are no different.
With Rubén Blades' sensual "La Flor De La Canela," Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee's song of the summer "Despacito," Residente's impactful "Guerra," Ricky Martin with Maluma's Vente Pa' Ca," and Jorge Drexler's "El Surco," among others, this year's class of 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards nominees for Record Of The Year is loaded.
Which song do you think will take home the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year? Cast your vote below.
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Poll: From "Dreams" To "The Chain," Which Fleetwood Mac Song Is Your Favorite?
"Dreams" experienced a charming viral moment on TikTok after a man posted a video skateboarding to the classic track, and now it's back on the charts, 43 years later
In honor of Fleetwood Mac's ethereal '70s rock classic "Dreams," which recently returned to the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to a viral TikTok skateboard video from Nathan Apodaca, we want to know which of the legendary group's songs is your favorite!
Beyond their ubiquitous 1977 No. 1 hit "Dreams," there are so many other gems from the iconic GRAMMY-winning album Rumours, as well as across their entire catalog. There's the oft-covered sentimental ballad "Landslide" from their 1975 self-titled album, the jubilant, sparkling Tango in the Night cut "Everywhere" and Stevie Nicks' triumphant anthem for the people "Gypsy," from 1982's Mirage, among many others.
Vote below in our latest GRAMMY.com poll to let us know which you love most.
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Dreamville Festival 2020 Is Officially Canceled Due To COVID-19
The second annual music festival from J. Cole's Dreamville Records squad and friends was first postponed from April until August, and will now have to wait until 2021
Dreamville Festival has announced they are canceling their 2020 event due to public safety concerns caused by coronavirus. The second annual edition of the one-day music fest, hosted by J. Cole and his talent-filled Dreamville Records, was originally slated to take place on April 6 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C., but was rescheduled to Aug. 29 after the pandemic struck the U.S.
Like countless other events that were set to take place this year, it will now have to wait until 2021. Dreamville says all 2020 ticket holders will be receive refunds soon.
"After much deliberation and careful monitoring of the current situation, we have decided to cancel Dreamville Festival 2020. Although we originally hoped it would be possible to bring you the festival this August, the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has made this timeline no longer possible. This decision has been extremely difficult to make, but the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being," the organizers wrote in a statement shared across their social channels and on the fest's website.
The message also shared details on refunds, noting that all tickets purchased online will automatically be refunded to the original payment method, beginning this week. Fans who bought physical tickets from official points of purchase can request a refund here.
"Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this. Please stay safe, healthy, and sane so we can reunite with you in 2021," the statement added.
According to Pitchfork, the debut Dreamville fest also faced unforeseen setbacks; it was originally set for Sept. 15, 2018 at Dorothea Dix Park but was pushed to April 6, 2019, due to Hurricane Florence. The 2019 event featured performances from Dreamville head Cole and labelmates J.I.D, BAS and Ari Lennox, as well as SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6LACK, Rapsody, Nelly and other heavy-hitters in hip-hop and R&B.
No artists have been revealed yet for the second edition of the fest.
The Dreamville squad earned their first two collective GRAMMY nominations at the most recent 62nd GRAMMY Awards; for Best Rap Album for the collaborative Revenge Of The Dreamers III and Best Rap Performance for one of its singles, "Down Bad." Cole earned a total of five nods, including for his work on that project, and took him his first GRAMMY win for his feature on 21 Savage's "A Lot."