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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Beyonce and JAY-Z, and More Sidelined from 2019 Grammy's

By Trackwave · Published: 2 years ago ( 19:13:02 December 7, 2018 )

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Top selling artists including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West miss out on 2019 Grammy Awards.
At the 2019 Grammy's Taylor Swift takes a back seat, Ariana Grande can't up her chances of her first grammy, Beyonce and JAY-Z will miss out again, and Justin Timberlake is toast.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift won the Grammy Album of the Year twice but it's now set in stone that the "Reputation" album is not going give her her third. It did however get a nomination for best pop vocal album. The singles from the album were not as strong as in the past and couldn't propel the album to acclaim. One of her top singles from the album "Look What You Made Me Do" wasn't recognized at the 2018 Grammy's and the album won't be either at the 2019 Grammy's. It's a disappointing day for Taylor Swift and her fans.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande's August 2018 album Sweetener had rave reviews on Trackwave with 84% of over 60 critics liking it and many listeners favouring it. But it looks like the Grammy's aren't liking it as much with only two nominations in the best pop vocal album category and best pop solo performance on "God Is A Woman". She didn't make it into any of the major categories and despite her popular success she has not yet won a Grammy and her chances are not great for the 2019 group.

Beyonce and JAY-Z
Beyonce and JAY-Z's latest release Everything Is Love doesn't have many fans at the The Recording Academy. Their first album put out under their "The Carters" name made the waves with it's "Apeshit" video filmed in the Louvre in France but it disappeared as quick as it came. Although the album got a warm reception with 79% of critics liking it on Trackwave it failed to bring them a nomination in the main categories.

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake made it to the 2018 SuperBowl Half Time Show but he might not be making it to the 2019 Grammy's. His recent album "Man of the Woods" that came out in January of 2018 failed to wow with not much power from the singles except for "Say Something" with Chris Stapleton that earned him a nomination for best pop duo/group performance.

Kanye West
Kanye West is not going to win his first major grammy this year with his album Ye. The album was critically panned on Trackwave with 19% of 32 critics liking it and most listeners having a negative reaction. However he has worked on albums put out through his label for Pusha T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor not to mention his collaboration album with Kid Cudi. Pusha T's "Daytona" was nominated for best rap album. So he's got something.

Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton's "From A Room: Volume 2" didn't make the major categories even though it got him two nominations in the country fields.

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera's first album in six years Liberation came out in June 2018 and failed to generate much staying power. Although tracks "Fall in Line" featuring Demi Lovato and "Like I Do" featuring Goldlink secured nominations for best pop duo/group performance and best rap/sung performance. The album was destroyed on Trackwave with 29% of 18 critics liking it and many listeners tuning out.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's much delayed Queen finally came out four years after her last one in August 2018 and it wasn't met well at Trackwave with 54% of critics liking it on over 60 reviews. Many critics and listeners thought it was an acceptable piece of work but disappointed that after so many years it wasn't an incredible album. In other words people were not satisfied. She hasn't won a Grammy and didn't get any nominations so it's looking like the disappointments now on her. If she's calling herself a queen then one things for sure. She's not the queen of the Grammy's.

Eminem has set a huge standard for himself and when 2017 album "Revival" failed him he came back on August 31, 2018 with a complete surprise album Kamikaze to rocket him towards a nomination for "Lucky You" featuring Joyner Lucas for best rap song. It didn't get him any major nominations though and that's now six years since he's had a major nomination with his feature on Rihanna's album "Loud" in 2012 for Album of the Year. Kamikaze was met with mixed reviews on Trackwave with 61% of over 50 critics liking it.

Travis Scott
Travis Scott had one of the years most hyped albums with Astroworld released in August 2018 and one of the years best selling with streams holding it at the top of the charts. In December 2018 it still took the No.1 album sales spot before Billboard had to recount the numbers and they found out they had made a small mistake as the numbers were very close. But that just shows how powerful this album with it's huge amount of streams has been. Travis Scott might just be the most disappointed of all as he surprisingly crafted this new album after his 2016 Grammy miss so that the Grammy's would have to accept it. But alas it didn't work out as planned. 80% of over 40 critics liked it on Trackwave.

The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman misses out despite reportedly selling over a million copies and being the top selling album of the year. It got stuck in the best compilation soundtrack category even though the Black Panther Soundtrack got nominated for Album of the Year and that one did not hold up well at all in the sales charts while The Greatest Showman still appears. The album was met slightly positively with 63% of over 60 critics liking it.

Drake got downgraded with only seven nominations as he missed out on categories such as rap album of the year and best rap/sung performance whereas Kendrick Lamar got seven nominations. Drake released his album Scorpion in June and it was met with slight negativity with 43% of over 50 critics liking it on Trackwave.

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V came out just in time to get into the Grammy's but maybe it was just in time to get denied for the Grammy's. The album was welcomed positively with 83% of over 40 critics liking it. A big disappointment though is that the long awaited album that at one point looked like it was never going to come out didn't get any nominations.

Juice Wrld
Juice Wrld doesn't exist according to the Grammy's. Even though he's made an album with Future and his hit "Lucid Dreams" was a top selling single in 2018 he didn't get nominated in any categories. His album Goodbye & Good Riddance released in May 2018 was met negatively on Trackwave with 0% of a few critics liking it and many deciding not to review it.

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