Grammy Submissions-2013

The road to the Grammys is long and winding. That is why we sometimes have albums/songs winning that make us go “Yeah…I think I remember that one”.

The eligibility period for the Grammys are from Oct 1, 2011 to Sept 30 2012. There are many cryptic rules that leave Grammy watchers scratching their heads (apparently, Goyte’s “Somebody I Used to Know” is not eligible for Song of the Year because it contains a sample but it is good to go for Record of the Year. The Best New Artist rules are particularly byzantine). To even have a chance at a Grammy, your label must submit you or your music in appropriate categories.

Then, a panel of experts (rumour has it, 150 of them) inspect the nominations and make sure that they are eligible. The resulting list is then circulated to members of the NARSA (who are on the hook for finding a way to listen to your music on their own. I recommend Youtube). They members may then vote in up to 20 categories and the 4 general ones (Album, Song, Record and Best New Artist). In some categories, a panel of experts will determine the final list of nominees.

Once the nominees are selected and announced (Dec 5th) the voting for the winners begin. Again, the NARSA members can only vote in 20 categories which they are supposed to know something about and the 4 general categories. The Awards are handed out Feb 10, 2013.

We are now in the post-submission, nominee voting stage and the list of submissions are starting to leak (usually, we get entire PDFs of the submissions). This gives us an idea of who the label is supporting and what strategy they are using (they may not nominate all singles an artist has released because they don’t want to split the vote).

Right now, we are seeing lists for particular artists leaking out. I cannot vouch for their veracity since anybody can be an insider on the internet. They seem reasonable, though, so I thought I would start the annual Grammy Submissions post with reality show related ones. That way we can start debating who should be nominated and which record labels are run by idiots. Please post nominations as you find them, especially those PDFs!

These are from Pulse and The Golden Derby forums. Please note that these are not full lists and if somebody is not listed, does not mean they have not been submitted.

Idols:
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Record of the Year: Blown Away
Song of the Year: Blown Away
Best Country Solo: Blown Away
Country Song: Blown Away
Short-Form Video: Blown Away
Record of the Year: Good Girl
Song of the Year: Good Girl
Best Country Solo: Good Girl
Country Song: Good Girl
Short-Form Video: Good Girl
Album of the Year
Country Album

CARLY RAE JEPSEN
Best New Artist
Song of the Year: Call Me Maybe
Record of the Year: Call Me Maybe
Best Pop Solo: Call Me Maybe
Song of the Year: Good Time (with Owl City)
Record of the Year: Good Time (with Owl City)
Best Pop Duo Group: Good Time (with Owl City)

KELLY CLARKSON
Album of the Year
Pop Album
Song of the Year: Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Record of the Year: Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Pop Solo: Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

ADAM LAMBERT
Album of the Year
Pop Album
Song of the Year: Better Than I Knew Myself
Record of the Year: Better Than I Knew Myself
Pop Solo: Better Than I Knew Myself

X-Factor
ONE DIRECTION
Album of the Year
Pop Album
Best New Artist
Song of the Year: What Makes You Beautiful
Record of the Year: What Makes You Beautiful
Pop Duo Group: What Makes You Beautiful

Judges

DEMI LOVATO
Best Pop Solo: Give Your Heart A Break

BLAKE SHELTON
Country Solo: Drink On It

MJ Blog Related:

ADELE
Song of the Year: Set Fire To The Rain (LIVE)
Record of the Year: Set Fire To The Rain (LIVE)
Best Pop Solo: Set Fire To The Rain (LIVE)

TAYLOR SWIFT
Song of the Year: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Record of the Year: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Best Pop Solo: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Country Solo: Ours
Country Song: Ours
Country Duo Group: Safe and Sound
Song for Visual Media: Safe and Sound

JUSTIN BIEBER
Album of the Year
Pop Album
Pop Solo: Boyfriend
Song of the Year: Boyfriend
Record of the Year: Boyfriend
Pop Duo Group: As Long As You Love Me (with Big Sean)
Song of the Year: As Long As You Love Me (with Big Sean)
Record of the Year: As Long As You Love Me (with Big Sean)
Pop Duo Group: Beauty and a Beat (with Nicki Minaj)

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