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Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Best New Artist
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Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Best New Artist

Of the four General field categories at the Grammy Awards, Best New Artist is arguably the most unpredictable when it comes to selecting potential nominees. Eligibility criteria is so much more complicated in one of just a few ‘Individual’ awards that the show gives out (the other obvious one being Producer of the Year) and … Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Pop
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Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Pop

I’m kicking off this year’s Grammy Award Nomination predictions a little later than usual given how inaccurate I have been in previous years. This time I waited for confirmation of the submissions for most of the big categories, namely Best New Artist where some shock omissions from the list would have made my eventual predictions … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson – 2004 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Apple Music The original American Idol I’m not sure there’s any pop singer of the last few decades as instantly likable as Kelly Clarkson. She has an infectious personality, why America and eventually the rest of the world fell in love with her so quickly, but … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: American Idiot – Green Day
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The World’s Greatest Hits: American Idiot – Green Day

American Idiot – Green Day– 2004 Claimed Sales: 16m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Apple Music Released over a decade after their breakthrough album Dookie, American Idiot marked a somewhat return to worldwide success for Green Day. Much like Dookie, a lot of the songs here are quick sharp bursts and punk rock energy, She’s A Rebel a clear … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Fallen – Evanescence
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Fallen – Evanescence

Fallen – Evanescence– 2003 Claimed Sales: 17m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Apple Music It’s strange to imagine the time where the worldwide general public became obsessed with a Nu Metal, gothic, operatic rock band from Arkansas, but one listen to lead single Bring Me To Life and I’m taken right back to 2003. It’s a spectacular rock song, … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Let Go – Avril Lavigne
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Let Go – Avril Lavigne

Let Go – Avril Lavigne – 2003 Claimed Sales: 16m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Apple Music If there’s one song that sums up the ‘Skater’ era of popular music the best it’s surely the aptly named Sk8er Boi. ‘He was a boy, she was a girl can I make it anymore obvious?’ is such a brilliantly simple opening lyric … Continue reading