So let get into it then. So many categories, so little time. So I’m gonna just focus on the big categories as I see them. Most of them should be televised, but some may not but who cares, I knows what I knows so I’m just gonna pick and choose categories I’m interesting in and maybe throw a bone to the BIG categories. Sooo, hereeeeee we go…
To get ya caught up on the BIG categories, here is a “play at home” ballot you can peruse… Grammys Ballot 2014: Play at home.
Let’s work our way up…First up R&B categories. So there are like 5 big categories for R&B. Only maybe one of the five is actually televised, and I think it’ll be the BEST R&B PERFORMANCE or maybe BEST R&B ALBUM.
First: BEST R&B ALBUM (not sure if this one will be televised)
So I like R&B music, but I freely admit that I really have no skin in the game in this category. I love all the artist, but IMHO, for at least 3 of em, I would say it’s not even their BEST album. If I had to choose, I’d chose Chrisette Michele, one cause I love CM, two cause IMHO, Girl On Fire is Alicia Key’s WEAKEST album to date and the only saving grace is the Maxwell collabo “Fire We Make” (and actually he could have done it without her). Faith Evans and John Legend both have had BETTER albums. Let’s not even talk about TGT. R&B “Supergroups” should have ended with LSG, I’m just sayin’. My pick: Chrisette Michele. My sister Robin’s pick…same.
Next up: BEST R&B PERFORMANCE (I think this one will be televised for sure, it has the R&B girl of the moment, and my pick for winner, Tamar Braxton. Tamar is nominated for “Love and War” The other big name in this category is Miguel for “How Many Drinks”. Miguel actually won last year and How Many Drinks is from the same album I believer. My money is on Tamar to take this one for sure.
So check out the other R&B categories here at the next link, and tell me what your picks are for Best in R&B from last year, even if it’s NOT on the official nomination list.