Billboard Music Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Billboard Music Awards are a set of awards which annually honours music artists and their work; the awards are handed out by Billboard – a media brand which is recognised for its music charts. This year, the Billboard Music Awards will be held on 1 May 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, United States; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Top Artist: Ariana Grande
Top New Artist: Dua Lipa
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Dua Lipa
Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Latin Artist: J Balvin
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Top Soundtrack: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons – Origins
Top Latin Album: Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta – 7
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
Top Streaming Song (Video): Drake – In My Feelings
Top Radio Song: Maroon 5 (Feat. Cardi B) – Girls Like You
Top Collaboration: Marshmello & Bastille – Happier
Top R&B Song: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Top Rap Song: Drake – In My Feelings
Top Country Song: Bebe Rexha & Florida George Line – Meant to Be
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons – Natural
Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee – Dura
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

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BRITs (2019) Forecasts

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The BRIT Awards are a set of awards which annually primarily honors great feats in British music. The first set of awards were given out in 1977; currently, artists such as Robbie Williams and Adele have to their credit the achievements of winning the most number of BRITs. This year, the BRIT Awards will happen at the O2 in London, England; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

British Male Solo Artist: Sam Smith
British Female Solo Artist: Jess Glynne
British Group: Little Mix
Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
British Single: Jess Glynne – ‘I’ll Be There’
International Male Solo Artist: Shawn Mendes
International Female Solo Artist: Ariana Grande
International Group: The Carters

Grammy Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Grammy Awards are a very important set of awards which primarily honors great feats in music. Currently, artists such as Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, U2 and Beyonce have to their credits the achievements of winning the most number of Grammys. The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on 10 February 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Record Of The Year: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Album Of The Year: Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
Song Of The Year: In My Blood
Best New Artist: Bebe Rexha

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ariana Grande – God is a Woman
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Best Pop Vocal Album: P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

Best R&B Song: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – King’s Dead
Best Rap/Sung Performance: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – King’s Dead

Best Dance Recording: Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson – Electricity
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter – Faith – A Journey For All

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Various Artists – Deadpool 2
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Coco

American Music Awards (2018) Forecasts

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The songs and (the stars) that should win this year

The winners of the American Music Awards (AMAs) this year are set to be revealed later on today. The AMAs is more than forty years old with previous winners including Shania Twain, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Drake is one of the music artists who has earned the most number of nominations this year. I think the Canadian star securing so many nominations demonstrates the kind of music plus music artists which will probably win at the AMAs this year and that means songs which can’t really be deemed too melodious in spite of the fact that they are famous plus music artists who, more often than not, exhibit songs of that type as part of their latest album release or body of work.

In my outlook, the wins at the AMAs should reflect the total opposite – music artists who regularly sing songs which have a good dose of melody, for example as artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift do, plus songs of that type should win instead because those deserve to be applauded more. My picks:

Artist of the year: Ed Sheeran
New Artist of the year presented by Capital One: Dua Lipa
Collaboration of the year: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Tour of the year: Taylor Swift
Video of the year: Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – Havana
Favorite Social Artist: BTS

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift
Favorite Duo/Group – Pop/Rock: Maroon 5
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Ed Sheeran – Divide

Favorite Male Arist – Soul/R&B: Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Khalid – American Teen
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Artist – Latin: Daddy Yankee
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): The Chainsmokers

Beyoncé

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Beyoncé is an American music artist. Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles and she was born in Texas on September 4, 1981. Beyoncé is the winner of eight American Music Awards, twenty-two Grammy Awards and twenty-four MTV Video Music Awards.

Knowles’ first claim to fame was, arguably, as part of the all-girl music group: Destiny’s Child which during the early days was called Girl’s Tyme. Initially, other members of Destiny’s Child were Kelly Rowland, La Tavia Robertson and LeToya Luckett. However, later that changed to only include Rowland plus Knowles and a new singer called Michelle Williams. Their first album, which was also called Destiny’s Child, was released in 1997 and it had performed only satisfactorily. But their second album – The Writing’s on the Wall which was released in 1999, ended up as a big hit.

The Writing’s on the Wall, in my outlook, signaled the arrival of Destiny’s Child as an R&B group to be reckoned with. The music group only released two other studio albums before disbanding though and Beyoncé, who had embarked on a hit music career of her own whilst the band was still together, continued with her music efforts in that direction – in an individual capacity.

As a solo artist, Beyoncé has to her credit, hit albums such as Dangerously in Love and I Am…Sasha Fierce. Beyoncé has also starred in several films, such as Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls. Knowles tied the knot with Jay-Z (an American rapper) in 2008 in a marriage ceremony in New York. Beyoncé and Jay-Z had actually worked together on several tracks before getting married to each other; the two also have a daughter together who is called Blue Ivy Carter.

Top 5 Male Music Artists (2018)

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Which male artist rules music this year?

In my outlook, what makes a great male artist is when the artist avoids too much experimentation with different musical genres; I think the songs on their latest album release should be in the type of sound which had previously worked for them well. My picks of the top male music artists of the year:

  1. Justin Timberlake
  2. Charlie Puth
  3. Snow Patrol
  4. Shawn Mendes
  5. 5 Seconds of Summer

Top 5 Female Music Artists (2018)

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Which female music artist rules music this year?

In my outlook, what makes a great female music artist are the songs which she sings – they must be good; I think the music artist’s latest album release should contain good tracks – something like that is a demonstration of the fact that she is the type of person who can generally be associated with quality songs too. Also, it really helps if these artists can perform well and have interesting dispositions. My picks of the top female music artists of the year:

  1. Anne-Marie
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Bebe Rexha
  4. Hayley Kiyoko
  5. Nicki Minaj