Thoughts On The 2015 AMA Winners


On Sunday evening, the American Music Awards occurred. Yes, those are the awards where it helps to be popular. That’s not shade (or at least not much), but judging by the winners, it’s obvious which fan bases vote for their favorite artists. While having a choice to vote for an award show is great, particularly…

Adele Could Rewrite Music History Commercially


  Everybody knew that the return of Adele would make the music biz goes wild. Indeed, said wildness has occurred as Adele’s third studio album 25 looks to break sales records. Basically, 25 is on pace to rewrite history and if it succeeds, that’s huge. Also huge is that the key word is pure sales…

25 Chart Takeaways: Chris Stapleton Rises To No. 1


Despite a quiet release week, the Billboard 200 turned out to be compelling nonetheless thanks to the rise of Chris Stapleton. Country dominated the top three – a clear departure as of late – while numerous other artists/albums are underperforming without question. Those takeaways and more to check out this week! 1) After winning three…

58th Annual Grammy Nomination Predictions – The Pop Categories!


The Grammy nominations will be unveiled before we know it. Before they are, here’s a look at who might snag nominations in the pop categories. Yes, that means Taylor Swift is a factor. Here we go! Best Pop Solo Performance  Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” (1989) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My…

Early 2016 Grammy Nomination Predictions – October Edition  


  The Grammy nominations don’t occur until December, but folks are already beginning putting their two cents into who will be nominated when the time arrives. Billboard has already dropped a list of potential nominees, and we did so at the end of August (big categories) and early September (specific categories). So here we go…

If the Grammys Were Held In September… [Part 2]


Pop, Rock, Urban & Country Categories  Let’s keep it short and sweet – if the Grammys were held in August, would these be the nominees. Here are some thoughts on specific categories, including pop, rock, R&B, rap, and country. Cheers! Pop Best Pop Solo Performance:  The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”…

If the Grammys Were Held In August… [Part 1]


  Let’s keep it short and sweet – if the Grammys were held in August, would these be the nominees. Here are some thoughts on the most coveted categories – Record, Album, and Song of the year, and Best New Artist!  Record of the Year Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” Taylor Swift, “Bad…

Best of Music 2015 (So Far) Roundup


Ah, its nearly August my friends and if you were wondering why the Best of 2015 (So Far) roundup articles have been so few and far between, that’s because there have been an assortment of them featured on starpulse.com. The only “best of” features that graced Brent Music Reviews were chart- and sales-oriented posts, which…