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Was there even a legit contender?
Thanks to you I have now a new song to like
fuck that music video was tight
I knew this would win but I was really pulling for Janelle Monae, because I love everything she does
That woman puts in a lot of effort in her work.
I saw her live last year and she completely killed it. She played an early afternoon set at a festival and was by fAr the best entertainer their. She’s like what Lauren hill would be if she wasn’t an asshole.
As close as anyone, at least
I went to Lauren’s current tour fully expecting to be bummed I went because she’s an asshole. And she wasn’t ! It was lovely. She didn’t hate or spew anything!
That's the perfect comparison. I hope to hear Janelle's The Miseducation Of one day
Look up her shows through the years, she's been killing it onstage for over a decade
Lauren Hill more had a breakdown than is just generally dickish
I'll never forget seeing her live in 2014 at Governor's Ball in NYC and at the time I hadn't heard of her. I was absolutely blown away by both her amazing voice and also her ability to perform. I can't wait to see her again live.
Thank you for mentioning her name. I 'm not watching the Grammies and I don't listen to a lot of new music. I am now a fan of her.
Her performance at the Grammys was awesome and worth watching.
Janelle is amazing, the video for TIA was next level though, that’s a piece of history
That video is going to be studied in film classes for decades.
Dirty Computer by Janelle is absolutely amazing if anyone wants a link to the full emotion picture here you go https://youtu.be/jdH2Sy-BlNE Stunning videos to accomplish a beautifully written album. I also saw her live, and she was brilliant!
Agreed. Easily my favourite album of 2018, she’s such an incredible artist
Edit: I meant 2018 but typed 2028 because this album is so good time loses meaning!
Omg she is so amazing!!! All her videos are top fucking notch.
She's incredibly talented and creative, I don't know why she isn't talked about more.
Strongly recommend Tierra Whack's video. She released an amazing album this year, with each song only being 1 minute. She released an album-length video to accompany it.
You'll be hearing about her soon, she's young, insanely talented, bizarre and funny to boot. On the come up for sure, so happy to see her got a nomination.
That whole album is near perfect. Oddly, with each song just a minute in length, I listen to the whole thing all the time.
Same. A couple of those songs I’d LOVE to hear 3/4 min versions of.
Whack World is a work of art.
So fucking good. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a 15 minute album as much as Whack World. Insanely creative and well produced visuals with some really, really good music with some fantastic range. It's kind of crazy how well developed all these songs sound even though they're all one minute long. And the fact that she did the whole thing independent is also amazing to me. She really has a bright future, I'm so excited to see what she does going forward.
I’m so happy I saw this. I decided to watch all of the videos since it was only 15 minutes and this is easily one of the more unique projects I’ve seen in a while. I got a lot of Tyler the Creator vibes from her. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out moving forward.
Glad you liked it!
KDA by League of Legends
Man that video/song combo was insane. Just checked and the video has more views than some comparable K-pop groups. Riot would be crazy not to release more songs under the name, even if it was just initially to promote the skin pack
I don't care about League. Never played it, never will. But omg that video! The friggin' glow mask holy shit.
I've never played League of Legends, but I watch all their music videos because they are pretty fucking dope.
Get Jinxed will always be my favorite original video game song. Makes me super nostalgic too.
The very first one I ever saw was Rise. So I have to say that's my favorite one. Like I said, I know nothing about League, but it made me super hyped for something I know nothing about.
My second favourite is the heavy metal one.
For anyone who might be having trouble, I think the official title is Pop Stars and it’s by K/DA, a “fake” kpop group put together for League of Legends purposes. The group features two bona fide kpop stars and two western singers, to form a supergroup.
Yes. That song and music video is amazing.
Seriously. This song is a contender. I know it's from League but whatever. The video and the song are fucking sick. Riot does so well with their music production it's silly.
"I'm not racist" was definitely a very moving video as well. I think either could've won honestly.
I'm not racist but I always have to look twice at any sentence that begins with "I'm not racist".
Forgot to put it in quotations lol. I went ahead and fixed it.
Nah joyner fucked himself by saying Chris Brown did nothing wrong
Plus...that centrist view is really not helping
Joyner Lucas can rap. And his I’m Not Racist video was moving, but he has lost all respect from me. First by saying that Chris Brown did nothing wrong, then going on to claim that his I’m Not Racist video gave Childish Gambino the courage to make his This is America video (when it had been in the works for 5 years). And since when has Gambino EVER been afraid to release something because of how people will react? And also getting all butthurt that Logics 1-800 did better than his suicide prevention song. Not to mention that some of his biggest hits are on other artists beats. I understand having one or two, but Joyner has considerably more than that.
There isn’t even one video I’ve ever had to watch a few times a day for a week, other than this. Stellar. Very much deserved.
Even listening to this song felt wrong if I wasn't also watching the music video
John Mayer's "New Light" surely deserves a mention.
And I'll always know him as Donglover
Well on his way to EGOT
He has an Emmy too for those who don't know. From Atlanta back in 2016.
Still needs an Oscar and a Tony.
He has an Emmy from like 2008 or 2009 from writing on 30 Rock
Oscar seems inevitable with him and Beyonce doing music for The Lion King
Is there an Oscar for performance of a song in a film? I figured a best song award would go the writer, and even then I think there’s only “best original song”
There’s going to be original music in the Lion King that him and Bey are writing
it might be hard for him to win best original music when the main attraction to that movie is gonna be old music.
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is undeniably Elton John's song and was a huge hit for him at the time. Maybe Beyoncé and Gambino will be putting their own spin on that?
I mean, maybe. but it'd have to be a major down year for music a remix wins song of the year.
I guess part of the issue is that there are already 3 incredibly iconic songs for the lion king. With Can you feel the love tonight and circle of life being mega hits.
Once he does, he will have to find something else to do to keep himself motivated. I suggest video game development.
With voice actors making sensual robotic sex noises.
“Mmmm. Touch my knee!”
Can I Google myself in your office?
Yep. And you can use my computer because how else are you gonna do it?
Touch my knee’s butt! Touch my feet with your knees!
I want him to write a goddamn book. I don't think I've ever said that about a celebrity. Thank goodness he's not into starting cults, because I'd sign the fuck up.
Honestly, I could see him writing a damn good storyline for a sci-fi game.
Why sci-fi? Has he written sci-fi before?
He had his hand in writing on Community and there were a ton of sci-fi concepts in that show.
I'm pretty sure he wrote a mockup for a deadpool show too that he released a script for.
My understanding was it was going to be an actual show but it's in limbo because Disney want to acquire 21st Century Fox thus reacquiring the X-Men related Marvel license for TV and movies.
The man can do anything
Up there with Tracy Jordan
He needs an EGOT chain for motivation.
Really happy for Sherrie Silver , the British & Rwandan choreographer who “masterminded the dance choreography” on this video & played a leading role in it.
I feel like he took a risk employing her to do; it looked so different from so much else in the mainstream currently, I really liked it & I’m glad it has done well.
Is the dance in there?
It is Blocboy JB's shoot dance. Fortnite took that dance along with some other dances originating in rap/hip-hop and then profited by including them in their game.
It only now became a problem when these dances were selling more than their albums. Dances like this have been added to NBA 2K and more, for years.
I was under the impression that it’s the fact that you have to pay for the dance specifically that makes it a problem. They’re profiting off the dance itself, not just having it in the game.
It only became a problem worth fighting for now. Doesn't mean that other use are correct.
Well deserved in my opinion, it's one of those view music videos worth watching several times.
That and Shia Labeouf in that SIA song.
Elastic Heart. Fantastic.
That video actually hurts me in ways I don't even begin to understand. It's watching heartbreak.
I didn't really understand it. I mostly felt lost while watching.
It's about Sia and her father and alcoholism
I lost my own father to a lifetime of alcoholism. I can never finish watching that music video without crying. It's masterfully done.
I had no idea. That changes everything.
Plus, her own struggles with mental illness.
Yeah, but you can see that in every song of hers.
Which Shia connected too as well. His movie that he wrote about him, his father and his fathers addiction is heartbreaking. You really see where Shia pulled from to make the Sia video.
Watch it again.
Fuck it hurts to watch that as the child of an alcoholic. The betrayal and desperation and willing them to just escape their cage but feeling pulled back into it just so you don’t lose them forever...
“You did not break me. I’m still fighting for peace.”
The video for Chandelier is incredible too.
Saw gambino live last year (seeing him again this year too). When he performed this America as the last song. He basically replicated the video on stage with the filming on the big screens. It was honestly magical and I've never felt so awestruck before.
I saw Sia in concert a couple of years ago. It was amazing.
Makes sense. Even if you don't like the song that video had a clear cultural impact.
Well Ludwig Göransson knows America.
I put in work, ask Ludwig
Put my soul on the track like shoes did.
Played this for my cousin, now he can't even think straight.
Black and white music now n**** that's a mix tape
I miss those days.
I think this is why 'This Is America' won TBH.
That bullet was really well timed honestly. Kind of impressive.
It was synced up on purpose. This video cuts out the first several seconds of the original This is America.
No lie, I saw this before I saw the real video, I had no idea it was a real song until after the 5th or 6th time playing it again.
HE WON SONG OF THE YEAR
Won 2 Grammys and didn't even show up lol
“You think i give a damn about a Grammy?”
Half of you critics can't even stomach me, let alone stand me
23 Grammys and didn't even show up lol
Fixed that for you.
Remember when he used to suck dick for a Memento parody? He went far.
It wasn't a mouth-based video game.
I remember thinking it was wild that a guy from Derrick Comedy was on Community. Dude doesn't know the meaning of "enough".
Dont forget bro rape!
I can't even think of another from the last five years. This gripped my old ass self the first moments I saw it. Couldn't have been anything else. There could be a masterclass taught for that video.
It's cool to me that the video is so important to the understanding of the song. Like the song doesn't exist without the video! Rad
Humble had the same kind of thing for me. Some of the shots in that video left me in such awe the first time I saw it.
Not sure if anyone is still reading this, but I have an honest question about the Grammys. How is it that 'This is America' was nominated for, and won, Best Song, but wasn't even nominated for Best Rap Song? Is this song not a rap song?
It's like when an animated movie is nominated for a best picture Oscar and miss the best animated one
Saw gambino live last year (seeing him again this year too). When he performed this America as the last song. He basically replicated the video on stage with the filming on the big screens. It was honestly magical and I've never felt so awestruck before
I saw him in DC last year. Amazing show. "Riot" was not my favorite song on the album, but when he performed that live I literally said what the fuck in awe of what I was witnessing. I've been listening to him since camp and was glad I finally got to see him live. Happy for people finally catching on to this magician.
Something I've never understood about the grammys, why does the music video award go to the music artist, instead of the person that actually created and directed the music video?
Did DG express why he wasn’t attending and turned down a performance?
First rap song to win song of the year. Pretty incredible. Congrats to Donald.
Sucks how A$AP Rocky is always snubbed from this award
Every person I’ve shown A$AP Forever to (hip-hop fan or not) had their mind completely blown and most wanted to rewatch it immediately. I have no idea how they even made that video or how long it took. He bats nearly 1.000 with video and visuals. Has he ever been nominated?
L$D was nominated for Best Music Video a few years back
Who would have guessed
Grammys make good doorstops.
...but did “This is America so Call Me Maybe” get any recognition?
It won a Grammy in our hearts.
As he rightfully should. The video was impactful, insightful, and chilling. It was something that made people rewatch several times.
It's strangely enchanting. I originally wondered what Gambino was smoking but after the third or so time I was like "This is rad"