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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Beyonce "If I Were a Boy" -Awesome Song Misses Grammy Eligibility by 8 Days.


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From FOX News | Z100 Radio
By Roger Friedman

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Grammy Wars: Alicia Keys Beats Beyonce

Oh, what a good Grammy fight there could have been for Best Song and Record: Alicia Keys’ “Superwoman," undoubtedly a nominee in both categories, almost had some real competition in many categories.

On Wednesday morning, our friends at Z100 in New York unveiled Beyonce’s new single. “If I Were a Boy.” And the news is: It’s Beyonce’s best record ever in her career, a total smash, an unexpected coup.

But "Boy" missed the Grammy deadline by eight days, and we can only wonder why. Certainly this single was ready to go on Sept. 30 in some form. It’s just Beyonce singing, very straightforward for once, no nonsense. It shows off her amazing vocal chops and establishes her as a singer.

The song is written and produced by Toby Gad, who accomplished a similar feat with Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” another smart ballad with a terrific melody.

Could the delay be thanks to Alicia and Beyonce being in the same record conglom? Quite possibly. Because of the Sony-BMG merger, both singers are now under the same umbrella, the new Sony Music Entertainment. And they’re not alone. Jennifer Hudson is there, too, with her new self-titled debut album. So, too, is Leona Lewis, who’s had a gigantic hit all year with her single, “Bleeding Love,” also a very likely contender in the same Grammy categories.

Not only that: All three of these women — Alicia, Jennifer, Leona — have albums vying for Best Album and Best R&B album, not to mention Best Female Pop (or R&B) Vocal Performance. And they’re all on Sony. Something’s gotta give. Of course, Keys' album, “As I Am,” is the most likely to make it all the way and could actually win the top honor next February.

All of that leaves Beyonce out in the cold at the Grammys, even though by February, “If I Were a Boy" will have been a huge hit for four months. But that’s the problem when mergers put several singers of the same ilk all together in one place.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i KNOW BEYONCE WILL MAKE THE THE NOMINATION, i HOPE SHE DO.