Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Beyonce Accused of Gaming Grammy System?


Industry insider reveals behind the scenes backlash over Beyonce's multiple Grammy submissions....

From The NY Times
When Beyoncé’s label, Columbia Records, submitted her for best rock performance, an academy staff person flagged it for discussion.
In September, about 70 members of the Rock Sorting Committee met to discuss, among other topics, whether “Don’t Hurt Yourself” is a rock song. Beyoncé wrote, produced and recorded the song with Jack White, and they used a Led Zeppelin sample. “We played it for the group,” Mr. Freimuth said. “There wasn’t all that much discussion. Everybody said, ‘That’s a rock song.’”
According to a senior music executive who attended the meeting, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the internal deliberations, there was a “very spirited debate that took maybe five minutes” and included several voters’ suspicions that by recording a rock song and a country song (“Daddy Lessons”) on her album “Lemonade,” Beyoncé was trying to “run the table” on nominations in a diverse group of categories.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for her!
Play the game to WIN.

Anonymous said...

OOOOO weeeeee this Bitch!

Allihave2say said...

Sooo, Beyond say gives sampling credit to the white folks on her album but not Messy Mya and Big Freeda?

Beyonce can submit to any category she's interested in, its up to the Committee to decide if she's eligible. This story is a none factor.

Anonymous said...

But did she win? were the songs even nominated?

Anonymous said...

That's probably 100% true, but I'm willing to believe Bey did it to prove she had the talent to pull off those songs not just to get trophies.

Anonymous said...

She is CONSISTENT. I'll give her THAT .

Anonymous said...

Smart move, if true!

Anonymous said...

This bitch is so damn greedy and insufferable. She is a spoiled brat cunt that thinks she should win all the awards including everybody else's. The only reason Adele kissed her ass during HER award speech was to avoid the backlash Beck got from the Fleahive when he won AOTY.

Anonymous said...

I just hate that trifling looking Jezebel, with a the side of Mother Teresa accompanied by Virgin Mary looking wannabe tacky that.

Anonymous said...

TYPO Tacky Thot

Anonymous said...

Tackyonce is a mess. Poor troubled soul. Why will you want to make music just for the sole purpose of garnering awards.? You are supposed to sing because you are passionate about it not just so you can one-up others.

This seems like a counter-article against all the others that have been coming out lately. The Academy didn't come to play.lol

Anonymous said...

The academy did the right thing; QUIT sampling other people's music, stealing other people's choreography and calling it creative and pay some of those millions you are making to create your OWN music; then submit it!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is this even new? Whitney did "Queen of Night", En Vogue had "Free Your Mind", Janet did "Black Cat" etc etc

Anonymous said...

This was a chess move for all black artist. Now they know the standard for nominations. Rappers and song writers won't be afraid to diversify their music. Why should they only aim for one category when so many are available for their art. Take over like every sport. Don't let anyone box you in excel. Oh and big free was paid as she said in a interview and got recognition. It is her time to market and utilize the exposure. To busy collecting food stamps and getting hit for fraud. Opportunity strikes once it is up to the person to fly or die. I see the lane created expound.

Anonymous said...

Janet, Whitney and En Vouge did it as well and now Beyonce. She stole your puzzy I guess.. Lol hahaha

Anonymous said...

You all must worship the goddess Beyonce. She told you that during her performance. Give 10% of your earnings to her. You know you want too.

Anonymous said...

So now it's okay to get over in many ways, steal, cheat, lie, copy, sell-out, shun legends, do-overs, culture appropriate, mock, fake lyrics, fake emotions, calculate, compete, attack, revenge songs, insult peoples' intelligence, have 100 writers, steal dead artist ideas EX:(Gang Star Guru), no true inspirations, no self-reflection songs, have multiple personalities, just entertain not SANG, no love songs that sound boring, no true contact with fans unless it's benefited, no constructive criticisms allowed, surprise privilege songs for street cred, fake friends for street cred songs, optimize more than talent, market to make popularity, never do interviews, never have a past, never contact crazed fans in media, never ever talk to black folks unless it's benefited, never show class, never show true self, act white sometimes, act black when the time comes, don't act because you're already an act. Got it!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All this noise meanwhile I was just waiting to hear from somebody who could confirm to me what I already suspected.
Adele's team deserves christmas bonuses right now. Don't even wait for the end of the year. Let me fill you in.
When Adeles team found out that she was going to haul this years grammys, they already knew how Bey's team was going to react. Y'all think it's the hive that comes out with the all the negative shit talking about racism etc etc. It actually starts with Bey's team. She has an e-army that goes online as whatever they need them to be. Then the actual fans follow their lead unknowingly.

So Adele's team knew this in advance and wanted to make sure Adele still came out on top. So all that "Bey-worship" was a deliberate move, becoz now Bey's team couldn't go as hard without making Bey look bad.
Adele comes out looking like a saint and Bey has to be gracious about it. Adele came out on top due to careful planning by her team. and the longer the beyhive whine about it, the worse they make Bey look.

But the truth is Bey hates Adele. Adele is not bothered by Bey because she knows how unvaluable she is in comparison.
Let me 'splain it.
Adele's production budget is 10% of Beyonces. Adele brings in 150% more than Beyonce, at least.
So who gets the best of everything? Adele.

I'm not talking about the yachts and the cribs the label loans out, I'm talking bout what really counts.
Marketing schemes, producers, studio time, release schedules, down time, appearances, magazine covers.

Everything in hollywood has an ebb and flow. there are perfect times to release album and disastrous times to release. good times to be on magazine cosand bad times. so on and so on. So Adele gets first dibs on everything.
Another thing is that Adele writes her own songs. Bey does not. So Bey can't bite Adele's styles like she does with other artists, usually by stealing their producer. Even if Bey could get her hands on Adele's producers, the magic is mostly with Adele not them.
Adele is a bigger threat to Beyonce than people realise. It's not the fans who make you, it's the label that makes you.
Right now it's like Adele is Cinderella and Beyonce is the step sister, and the shoe has just fit Adele's foot.

Chrissy Snow said...

Great analysis 1:15, it sounds plausible too.
Solange's shout out to Frank Ocean after Adele won was also an attempt by the Knowles/Carters to incite her fans. Forget about race, I say good for Adele.

Anonymous said...

@1:15 So the "interruption" of Adele's Michael tribute was intentional? Maybe that's why Beyonce & Rihanna were throwing each other kisses. Sounds visible. Adele's talent is just overwhelming for Beyonce, etc..

Adele came out on top "all night long".

The Real Fedup said...

@1:15 I co sign with you on this Adele's team prepared. if she was going to beat Beyoncé, they planned tactics to counterattack before that fleahive was going to scratch and claw their way in . Truth= Adele's album quadrupled in sales. Bottom line Grammy looks at sales. Lemonade did NOT rank in sales no matter how many special effects, fake poetry of showing Beyoncé was deep, insinuating Jay the camel cheating, blue or twin pregnancy was going to impact the sales. Beyoncé is losing fans not gaining.
Adele deserves the win cause at the end of the day she won on her voice her talent to capture an audience. Beyoncé relies on stunts to sell albums. She lost her fan base for mainstream. It's only the fleahive base she has left.

Anonymous said...

No worse than what they do to, and how they treat, black artists.

Those hoes (GRAMMYS) need to have several seats....

Anonymous said...

At least whitney, Janet and en vogue didnt make shitty music. They made music because they were passionate and not just for awards. Unlike hoeyonce 'look at me I have 15 Grammys' knowles.

Anonymous said...

At least Janet, Whitney & En Vogue just did a rock song on their own with no ulterior motives. They did not rely heavily on samples or an artist already established in the genre to ride their coat tails into that lane *cough dixie chicks cough*

Anonymous said...

Honestly I never even understood the comparison Adele vs Bey??

One makes music the other copies it
One sings the other phones in
One dances the other doesn't
One uses good music to sales albums the other uses stunts to sell albums

I just don't understand how people compare organs and apples.

Anonymous said...

This shouldn't be an issue, but white folk just wanna keep blacks in urban categories like R&B and Rap and then don't even REALLY wanna give it to them for those. Hell, if this is the case, don't let Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Iggy and other white folk get nominated for or win in R&B or Rap categories!

Anonymous said...

1:15 you've done your research!

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