Flavorwire has a good read about Beyoncé’s shocking Grammy loss

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Annie Lennox reaction to Kanye storming the stage at the 2015 Grammys

In case you have been hiding under a rock in the last couple of days, here’s a spoiler alert: Beyoncé lost Album of the Year at the Grammys to Beck.

The loss shocked Twitter…and everyone under the age of 30. Kanye is once again in hot water for being the biggest Beyoncé fanboy and for speaking his mind, while everyone chimes in on the hot topic of the week: Was Beyoncé robbed?

In my opinion, yes, she absolutely was. But to be honest, I haven’t listened to Beck’s album (and I have no intentions of doing so even after hearing one of his songs on YouTube).

But my opinion doesn’t really count, does it? Of all the op-eds I’ve read, however, Flavorwire does the best job of dissecting why Beyoncé lost—and why the Grammy for Album of the Year is flawed to begin with. Here are some highlights from the article:

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Who will/should win Best Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards?

Album of the Year - nominees for Grammys 2015

Well, here it is folks. You’ve seen my predictions for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, so it’s time to reveal my prediction for the big prize.

This year’s Album of the Year nominees are all familiar names. You won’t be scratching your head in astonishment when the winner is announced this Sunday, February 8.

Nominees:

  • Morning Phase – Beck
  • Beyoncé – Beyoncé
  • X – Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
  • Girl – Pharrell Williams

Who should win:

This is a two-person raise, in my opinion, but Sam Smith, in an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine, actually said it best: “[Beyoncé] deserves it way more than I do. I’d be embarrassed if I got it over her. If I got it, I’d give it to her.”

I totally agree with Smith. In The Lonely Hour was the breakthrough album of the year, but it doesn’t deserve this award. Beyoncé’s eponymous album was a game-changer: not just because of the surprising way it was delivered, but also because of the music and the videos. Beyoncé deserves to win Album of the Year.

Who will win:

I believe the Grammys will do the right thing and actually give this to Queen B. But who knows? Weirder things have happened in the past.

Who are you rooting for at the Grammys this year? 

Here’s the real story behind the hideous ‘Piece By Piece’ Kelly Clarkson album cover

We’re finally getting more info about Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson’s follow-up to Stronger. In the last two weeks, Clarkson has revealed a partial tracklisting with lyrics, the full tracklisting (including the person she recorded a duet with) and the “Heartbeat Song” video.

But the most surprising thing that Clarkson has shared so far about the album is her album cover photo. The artwork features the same 5 pictures of Clarkson looking directly at the camera.

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Who will win Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys?

Nominees for Record of the Year at Grammys 2015: Sia, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith

The nomination list for Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys is pretty much an enumeration of the biggest hits of the past 12 months. But there’s one glaring omission–and it’s a pretty significant snub.

Nominees:

  • “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • “Chandelier” – Sia
  • “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
  • “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

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Grammys 2015: Predictions for Song of the Year

Song of the Year nominees - Grammys 2015

Talk about a tight category.

“Song of the Year” is easily one of the most competitive categories at the Grammys this year as all the nominees are big hits and critically acclaimed.

Nominees:

  • “All About That Bass” – Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor
  • “Chandelier” – Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin
  • “Shake It Off” – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
  • “Stay With Me” – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith
  • “Take Me To Church” – Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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