Now that the Golden Globes are behind us, we’ve formally kicked off the 2019 award season. This will embody further movie award reveals just like the SAGs and the Oscars within the subsequent month or two, however it additionally means we’re inching nearer and nearer to the Grammys, which can happen on February 10th. Looking again at, roughly, the final yr in music, the present will acknowledge a few of the most proficient and thrilling artists of the present technology. And judging by some forecasts and expectations, there are going to be some R&B highlights all through the night time.
Here are some artists to look at for on this regard.
Janelle Monae is nearly unattainable to outline, in the very best of the way. She’s an artist in each sense of the phrase, and in reality was a presence on the aforementioned Golden Globes due to her involvement with movie as effectively. But her most important work of the yr was the album “Dirty Computer,” which goes to be within the working for Album Of The Year on the Grammys. It’s not a shoe-in, however you may browse and evaluate the listings of odds for occasions just like the Grammys at bookmaking websites on-line, and most in all places “Dirty Computer” is within the working. Now, it’s not a simple R&B album by any means. But this is among the genres Monae works into her eclectic fashion, and if she triumphs on the Grammys will probably be a terrific factor for contemporary R&B.
It can be extra noteworthy for Drake to not be concerned on the Grammys than for him to be within the working for a serious award at this level. He’s arguably the most well liked musical artist on the planet proper now, and like Monae he blends genres, incorporating greater than a bit R&B. We can most likely all plan on seeing a very good little bit of the Canadian artist merely through the broadcast, the identical manner the Oscars cameras will all the time discover individuals like Meryl Streep or Leonardo DiCaprio. Drake is synonymous with trendy music, so he’ll be proven. He could win Song Of The Year as effectively nevertheless, for his trap-rap-pop monitor “God’s Plan,” which doesn’t fairly showcase Drake’s R&B facet, however is an fascinating monitor nonetheless.
Here now we have one other artist who was just lately related on the Golden Globes, and who needs to be once more on the Grammys. SZA and Kendrick Lamar have been nominated for a Golden Globe for his or her monitor “All The Stars,” which has grow to be the defining musical quantity on the Black Panther soundtrack. Unfortunately it was doomed on the Globes as a result of Bradley Cooper’s and Lady Gaga’s track “Shallow” is a juggernaut. But “All The Stars” could have a greater probability of recognition on the Grammys, and with SZA representing a few of the most innovative R&B in music, this could be an ideal factor for the style.
Ella Mai is a bit bit extra of an extended shot for precise recognition on the Grammys, however she may have the truest R&B track within the combine, or no less than the one most akin to the style’s heyday. The younger artist’s “Boo’d Up” is a darkish horse Song Of The Year candidate, and admittedly a win for her would signify a enjoyable change of tempo for the award present. In reality, she may simply get our vote if we had one to present.