Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/01/2017)


Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (02/01/2017)


In this week's episode, I present the 1st Annual TOTB Hip-Hop & R&B Awards. I also deliver my predictions for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. It's a jam packed episode! Tune into the episode on iTunes or Soundcloud!


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The 1st Annual TOTB Hip-Hop & R&B Awards
(winners denoted in bold)

Best Experimental Song

  • “Redbone”- Childish Gambino
  • “Fade”- Kanye West
  • “Guidance”- Travis Scott
  • “Daddy Lessons”- Beyoncé

Best Ad Libs

  • “Panda”- Desiigner
  • “X (feat. Future)”- 21 Savage
  • “Bad & Boujee”- Migos
  • “All My Children”- Gucci Mane
  • “Good Drank (feat. Quavo & Gucci Mane)”- 2 Chainz

Concept Album of the Year

  • Lemonade- Beyoncé
  • 4 Your Eyez Only- J. Cole
  • “Awaken, My Love!”- Childish Gambino
  • HEAVN- Jamila Woods

Biggest Disappointment

  • Views- Drake
  • Starboy- The Weeknd
  • Woptober- Gucci Mane
  • New English- Desiigner

Biggest Surprise

  • 24K Magic- Bruno Mars
  • Endless- Frank Ocean
  • 4 Your Eyez Only- J. Cole
  • “Awaken, My Love!”- Childish Gambino

Best Feature

  • Chance The Rapper on “Ultralight Beam”
  • Nas on  “Nas Album Done”
  • Kendrick Lamar on “Goosebumps”
  • Andre 3000 on “the ends”
  • Erykah Badu on “WiFi”

Best New Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Young M.A.
  • 21 Savage
  • Aminé
  • Noname

Best Music Video

Best R&B Album

  • Endless- Frank Ocean
  • Blonde- Frank Ocean
  • Sept 5th- dvsn
  • Anti- Rihanna
  • A Seat At The Table- Solange

Best Trap&B Album

  • Free 6lack- 6lack

Best R&B Song

  • “Cranes in the Sky”- Solange
  • “Rushes To”- Frank Ocean
  • “Close To You (feat. T-Pain)”- Dreezy
  • “True Colors”- The Weeknd
  • “Needed Me”- Rihanna

Best Trap/Club Banger

  • “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1”- Kanye West
  • “Bad & Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)”- Migos
  • “Panda”- Desiigner
  • “I Got the Keys (feat. Jay Z & Future)”- DJ Khaled
  • “Wicked”- Future
  • “New Level (feat. Future)”- A$AP Ferg

Best Lyricist

  • J. Cole
  • Chance the Rapper
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Run The Jewels

Best Rap Song

  • “Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price & Kirk Franklin)”- Kanye West
  • “No Problem (feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)”- Chance the Rapper
  • “4 Your Eyez Only”- J. Cole
  • “goosebumps (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”- Travis Scott
  • “Caroline”- Aminé

Best Rap Album

  • Coloring Book- Chance The Rapper
  • The Life of Pablo- Kanye West
  • Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight- Travis Scott
  • 4 Your Eyez Only- J. Cole

Song of the Year

  • “Formation”- Beyonce
  • “Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance The Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price & Kirk Franklin)”- Kanye West
  • “Cranes In The Sky”- Solange
  • “Work (feat. Drake)”- Rihanna
  • “No Problem (feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)”- Chance the Rapper

Record of the Year

  • “Work (feat. Drake)”- Rihanna
  • “Finesse”- Bruno Mars
  • “One Dance”- Drake
  • “Sorry”- Beyonce
  • “Formation”- Beyonce

Album of the Year

  • Coloring Book- Chance The Rapper
  • Lemonade- Beyoncé
  • Blonde- Frank Ocean
  • Anti- Rihanna
  • Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight- Travis Scott

 

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Predictions
(predictions denoted in bold)
See the full list of nominees here

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

  • 25 — Adele
  • Lemonade — Beyoncé
  • Purpose — Justin Bieber
  • Views — Drake
  • A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:

  • "Hello" — Adele
  • "Formation" — Beyoncé
  • "7 Years" — Lukas Graham
  • "Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • "Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:

  • "Formation" — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • "Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
  • "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
  • "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
  • "7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance:

  • "Turnin' Me Up" — BJ The Chicago Kid
  • "Permission" — Ro James
  • "I Do" — Musiq Soulchild
  • "Needed Me" — Rihanna
  • "Cranes in the Sky" — Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

  • "The Three Of Me" — William Bell
  • "Woman's World" — BJ The Chicago Kid
  • "Sleeping With The One I Love" — Fantasia
  • "Angel" — Lalah Hathaway
  • "Can't Wait" — Jill Scott

Best R&B Song:

  • "Come and See Me" — J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)
  • "Exchange" — Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)
  • "Kiss It Better" — Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)
  • "Lake By the Ocean" — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
  • "Luv" — Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

  • Lemonade — Beyoncé
  • Ology — Gallant
  • We Are King — KING
  • Malibu — Anderson .Paak
  • Anti — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:

  • In My Mind — BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway
  • Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin
  • Healing Season — Mint Condition
  • Smoove Jones — Mya

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance:

  • "No Problem" — Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
  • "Panda" —Desiigner
  • "Pop Style" — Drake Featuring The Throne
  • "All The Way Up" — Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
  • "That Part" — ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

  • "Freedom" — Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • "Hotline Bling" — Drake
  • "Broccoli" — D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
  • "Ultralight Beam" — Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
  • "Famous" — Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song:

  • "All The Way Up" — Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)
  • "Famous" — Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)
  • "Hotline Bling" — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
  • "No Problem" — Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
  • "Ultralight Beam" — Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico "Donnie Trumpet" Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)

Best Rap Album:

  • Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
  • And the Anonymous Nobody — De La Soul
  • Major Key — DJ Khaled
  • Views — Drake
  • Blank Face LP — ScHoolboy Q
  • The Life of Pablo — Kanye West

See you all next week!

-AO