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2024 Grammy Nomination Snubs And Surprises: No K-Pop, Little Country And Regional Mexican Music

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(LOS ANGELES) – There’s much to discuss regarding the 2024 Grammy Award nominations, with new categories, SZA and “Barbie.” Who was left off the list? What were the most pleasant surprises? Let us investigate.

There’s a lot to appreciate about the 66th Grammy Awards nominees – and a lot to be perplexed about. Despite outstanding years, Reneé Rapp, Peso Pluma, and PinkPantheress have not been nominated for Best New Artist. Rapp’s “Snow Angel” was the year’s biggest debut solo album by a female performer.

Peso Pluma received only one nomination: best msica Mexicana album (including Tejano) for his third studio album, “Génesis.” Rapp and PinkPantheress were passed over, and Peso Pluma received only one nomination: best msica Mexicana album (including Tejano).

Indeed, in a year dominated by Mexican music, it is strange to see no nominations for Eslabon Armada or Grupo Frontera, particularly for their songs “Ella Baila Sola” with Peso Pluma and “Un x100to” with Bad Bunny. Natanael Cano and Fuerza Regida are also conspicuously missing.

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2024 Grammy Nomination Snubs And Surprises: No K-Pop, Little Country And Regional Mexican Music

Because the category got fewer than 40 entries this year, there are only three nominees for best music Urbana album this year, which accounts for Karol G’s lone nomination for her historic 2023 album “Maana Será Bonito.”

Without a doubt, country music has had a significant 2023. For the first time in July, country acts occupied the top three positions on the Hot 100: controversy propelled Jason Aldean’s “Try That In a Small Town” to No. 1, followed by Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” and Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

Also this summer, country singer Oliver Anthony Music became the first artist to debut at the top of the Hot 100 with the viral “Rich Men North of Richmond.” The reign of Aldean and Anthony was brief — although Combs did receive a Grammy nod for best country solo performance in 2024 — but Wallen stands out as a glaring omission.

While Wallen’s song “Last Night” is nominated for Best Country Song, a Songwriter’s award, he is not. His newest album, “One Thing at a Time,” had lasted 16 weeks at the top as of October 14, meaning he’d maintained the top spot for nearly 40% of the year… yet his record was released in March.

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2024 Grammy Nomination Snubs And Surprises: No K-Pop, Little Country And Regional Mexican Music

Wallen has skipped nominations before. After a video of him using a racial slur surfaced in 2021, he was disqualified or limited from various award events, and he received no Grammy nominations for his best-selling “Dangerous: The Double Album.”

The eligibility period went from October 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023, which means that several K-pop giants, including TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Stray Kids, and the Y2K-loving girl group NewJeans, might have been nominated. They weren’t, however.

TXT’s “The Name Chapter: Temptation” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February, followed by Stray Kids’ “Maxident” and NewJeans’ “Get Up.”

Some critics predicted that NewJeans would be nominated for Best New Artist, making them the first K-pop girl group to receive a Grammy nomination. It could have been them, or it could have been the K-pop girl trio Fifty Fifty, whose bubblegum pop hit “Cupid” was unavoidable on TikTok this summer — they got so popular that they even appeared on the “Barbie” film soundtrack.

2024 Grammy Nomination Snubs And Surprises: No K-Pop, Little Country And Regional Mexican Music

Despite this, BTS remains the only K-pop group to receive a Grammy nomination. Despite five nominations, they have yet to win a Grammy.

Fans of Michelle Williams’ reading of Britney Spears’ biography “The Woman in Me” may be disappointed to learn that the actor will not be eligible in this cycle’s best audiobook, narration, and storytelling recording category. That might happen around 2025.

The omission of Prince Harry, whose biography “Spare” sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide in only one week, is arguably the most startling. The British royal narrated the audiobook but was not nominated. Meryl Streep, William Shatner, Rick Rubin, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Michelle Obama, on the other hand, did.

Using charts as the most direct measure of popularity: There has been a noticeable need for dominant hip-hop releases. The Luminate 2022 Year-End report indicated that R&B/hip-hop is America’s most popular genre, accounting for the most on-demand song streams in the United States and the biggest share of total album consumption. No rapper had ever topped the Billboard 200 before Travis Scott’s “Utopia” in August. Scott received only one nomination this time around: Best Rap Album.

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2024 Grammy Nomination Snubs And Surprises: No K-Pop, Little Country And Regional Mexican Music

Gunna, whose 2023 album “A Gift & a Curse” was massive, is oddly absent from the list. Some of the genre’s biggest songs were pushed to rap-specific categories (think Lil Durk ft. J. Cole’s “All My Life” or Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock.”)

If there’s anything to celebrate, it’s Victoria Monét’s seven nominations. The R&B singer-songwriter has already received Grammy nominations for a different skill set. Monét was nominated for album of the year at the 2020 Grammys as a producer for her work on Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next.” She is best known now for her work with Ariana Grande and Chloe x Halle, but she’s always been a solo artist to watch.

She is the only leading nominee nominated for Best New Artist this year. Monét has also been nominated for record of the year and best R&B song for her shiny, brassy “On My Mama,” as well as best R&B performance and traditional R&B performance. “Jaguar ll,” her 2023 release, is nominated for best R&B and best-engineered, non-classical album.

Of course, the best story of the 2024 Grammy nominees is how many women are represented in the key categories.

The majority of the leading nominations are female, with names like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Rodrigo among them. Jon Batiste is the only man in the record and album of the year categories.

SOURCE – (AP)

Kiara Grace is a staff writer at VORNews, a reputable online publication. Her writing focuses on technology trends, particularly in the realm of consumer electronics and software. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for breaking down complex topics, Kiara delivers insightful analyses that resonate with tech enthusiasts and casual readers alike. Her articles strike a balance between in-depth coverage and accessibility, making them a go-to resource for anyone seeking to stay informed about the latest innovations shaping our digital world.

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Taylor Swift Stuns London Crowd By Bringing Travis Kelce On Stage During Eras Tour Concert

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Taylor Swift feels that being “Instagram official” with Travis Kelce isn’t enough.

Swift went one step further on Sunday, according to social media videos from the event, bringing Kelce on stage with her during her Eras Tour concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.

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Taylor Swift Stuns London Crowd By Bringing Travis Kelce On Stage During Eras Tour Concert

The football star’s big moment occurred amid a shift in Swift’s “Tortured Poets Department” setlist. He was greeted with boisterous yells and acclaim when he initially emerged on stage, dressed in a top hat and a black tailcoat and holding Swift in his arms.

Kelce fanned himself with a hand fan, twirled around, and grinned at Swift while her dancers assisted her with an onstage outfit change.

Swift looked to blow Kelce a kiss before walking away to sing “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart.”

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Taylor Swift Stuns London Crowd By Bringing Travis Kelce On Stage During Eras Tour Concert

Swift introduced the skit into her act in May after she altered her Eras Tour setlist to include some songs from her most recent album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” which was released in April.

Swift uploaded a photo on Saturday of herself and Kelce posing for a selfie with Prince William and his two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who came to her concert to honor the Prince of Wales’ 42nd birthday.

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Taylor Swift Stuns London Crowd By Bringing Travis Kelce On Stage During Eras Tour Concert

The snapshot is the first Kelce Swift uploaded on her regular Instagram profile, marking their “Instagram official” post.

Swift and the three-time Super Bowl champion first became romantically involved in September.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

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Los Angeles — Taylor Wily, a former sumo wrestler best known for his role as confidential informant Kamekona Tupuola on “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I,” died on Friday, according to a friend and a “Hawaii Five-0” producer. He was 56.

“Hawaii Five-0” executive producer Peter M. Lenkov announced his death to The Associated Press and posted numerous condolences to the actor on Instagram, adding, “I am devastated. “Heartbroken” was the caption for a photo of the two.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

KITV 4 in Honolulu was the first to report Taylor’s death on Thursday. Additional data concerning the cause are unknown. Lina Girl Langi, a TV and radio personality, said on the show “Island Life Live” that she broke the news “with a heavy heart,” because Wily was a friend.

Taylor’s longtime friend and partner, Lenkov, uploaded a second post later on Thursday with a video montage of images and clips with him. He commented, “You charmed me into making you a regular on the show and my life.” You were a family member. I’ll miss you every day, brother.”

In an extra statement to the AP, Lenkov said it was difficult to characterize Wily’s “special” qualities and praised the actor’s abilities.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

“Even though a lot of his ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Magnum’ scenes featured his comedy skills, he was also an incredible dramatic actor,” Lenvok pointed out. “I wrote a script for him a few years ago and hoped to cast him in my next production. I wanted to keep him near, both as a friend and as an artist. I’m devastated that I won’t get the opportunity.

Taylor played Kamekona on “Hawaii Five-0” from 2010 to 2020 and became a fan favorite. He reprised his role in the reboot of “Magnum P.I.” and had a noteworthy performance as a hotel worker in the 2008 comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Fan Favorite And Former UFC Fighter Taylor Wily Dies At 56

Before becoming an actor, Taylor, born Teila Tuli, was a well-known sumo wrestler and UFC 1 competitor. In 1993, he became the first knockout victim in UFC history after opponent Gerard Gordeau’s kick knocked a tooth out of Wily’s mouth, ending the bout in 26 seconds.

Wily is survived by his wife, Halona, and two children.

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Jeff Bezos Is Under Fire At The Washington Post As Patience Wears Thin Among Staffers

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When will Jeff Bezos confront the crisis in his newsroom?

The Washington Post’s owner and Amazon millionaire has yet to take any meaningful action to address concerns at his newspaper, which continues in disarray while explosive reports are published on a daily basis, calling the outlet’s new publisher, Will Lewis, into severe question.

Staffers at The Post are losing patience with Bezos, whose only response to the Lewis disaster so far has been to send a 138-word, single-paragraph memo from his Mediterranean yachting vacation to a few leaders at The Post, assuring them that he wants standards to remain “very high.” That is the root of the problem, according to The Post staff. They, too, want standards to stay “very high” and are concerned that Lewis constitutes an active threat to that common goal.

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Jeff Bezos Is Under Fire At The Washington Post As Patience Wears Thin Among Staffers

More drama occurred Friday when Lewis said that Robert Winnett, whom he had identified as the paper’s incoming editor, would not be coming to manage the Post. This comes after The Post published a 3,000-word front-page exposé this week, revealing that Winnett had previously utilized documents from a self-described “thief” for reporting.

Frustrations and concerns are so severe at the outlet that two of the institution’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists have chosen to come out publicly, pushing for a change in leadership, an unprecedented move at the venerable newspaper. David Maraniss, an associate editor at The Post for nearly 50 years, said he doesn’t “know a single person at the Post who thinks the current situation with the publisher and the supposed new editor can stand.” Scott Higham, who has been with The Post for over two decades, concurred and urged for Lewis’ dismissal.

“Will Lewis needs to step down for the good of The Post and the public,” Higham posted on Facebook. “He has lost the newsroom and will never win it back.”

To summarise, Maraniss and Higham express what many in the newsroom believe. In meetings with more than a dozen people inside and close to The Post this week, it became evident that Lewis, in his brief six months on the job, has completely alienated personnel and now confronts insurmountable odds in regaining the employee base he hopes to lead. Whether or not he has strong business ideas is irrelevant. He has lost the respect of his staff. And any successful leader will tell you that without the credibility to lead, it is impossible to accomplish anything, let alone perform a Herculean company revolution.

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Jeff Bezos Is Under Fire At The Washington Post As Patience Wears Thin Among Staffers

Bezos’ spokeswoman did not reply to demands for comment on Thursday. But certainly, the millionaire realizes the grave predicament that has gripped The Post. And it’s hard to imagine he truly feels his brief memo to The Post’s leadership was sufficient to quell the worries that have sparked the extraordinary outrage at the newspaper. In fact, it’s worth noting that Bezos has not expressed support for Lewis recently, providing him options as he assesses the deteriorating situation and decides how to stop the bleeding.

Staff at The Post are eagerly awaiting Bezos’ action. Since Lewis’s fury flared earlier this month, CNN employees have repeatedly warned the outlet that the ongoing turmoil has diverted attention away from the newsroom’s essential job. With a high-stakes election just months away, it is far from ideal to have the attention of one of the country’s leading news organizations diverted by internal strife.

It’s “a massive distraction,” one Postie told me Thursday, adding that The Guardian’s eye-catching story accusing Lewis of allegedly advising then-U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “clean up” his phone amid the so-called “Partygate” controversies is “the talk of the newsroom.” (Both Lewis and Johnson refuted the story.)

“I don’t think the mood will change until something else changes,” the employee explained.

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Jeff Bezos Is Under Fire At The Washington Post As Patience Wears Thin Among Staffers

In Bezos’ absence, reports questioning Lewis’ ethical integrity continue to emerge. According to the Financial Times, Lewis “retains links” to a public relations agency that advises powerful corporate and political figures on negotiating difficult circumstances. While the FT reported that Lewis had sold his ownership part in the company, it also stated that the firm had “continued to distribute regular emails from Lewis,” producing “confusion among people in contact with the agency.”

While the FT’s Thursday story lacked the weight of other news outlets’ recent reports, it did raise new questions about Lewis’ past and entanglements.

Meanwhile, as The Post and other sources, including The New York Times, continue to investigate Lewis’ past, many more concerns will arise. And as the inquiries continue, those at The Post will undoubtedly have one in particular for Bezos: What are your plans for restoring your newspaper’s reputation and status?

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