Complaining about the Grammy Awards is always real fun and all, but the main problem (besides Neil Portnow’s sexism) is that we don’t get to vote ourselves. Introducing, the first inaugural RoseandbloGrammy Awards.

There will be a lot of similar categories, as well as some fresh new faces, and you, the reader, will be allowed to vote for every single one. What’s more, if you don’t like the nominees that I’ve presented for you, then just write in whatever song, album, or artist you think should win. If enough people agree, then I’m wrong and you’re right, and there’s nothing better than that. (note: only music released in the window of Oct. 1, 2017 to Sep. 30, 2018 is up for consideration).

Check out the categories and nominees below and VOTE HERE. I’ll announce the winners, and my personal picks as well, come February 10th (the same night as the Grammy Awards) right here.


  1. BEST POP SONG
    1. Ariana Grande – “no tears left to cry”
    2. Janelle Monae – “I Like That”
    3. BTS – “FAKE LOVE”
    4. Mahalia – “I Wish I Missed My Ex”
    5. Khalid – “Better”
  2. BEST POP ALBUM
    1. Ariana Grande – Sweetener
    2. Taylor Swift – Reputation
    3. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer 
    4. BTS – Love Yourself: Tear
    5. Camila Cabello – Camila
  3. BEST R&B SONG
    1. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
    2. Drake – “Don’t Matter to Me (feat. Michael Jackson)”
    3. Blood Orange – “Charcoal Baby”
    4. The Weeknd – “Call Out My Name”
    5. Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me”
  4. BEST R&B ALBUM
    1. Blood Orange – Charcoal Baby
    2. Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.
    3. The Oh My’s – Tomorrow
    4. Jeremih & Ty Dolla Sign – MihTy
    5. The Internet – Hive Mind
  5. BEST RAP SONG
    1. Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”
    2. Brockhampton – “Weight”
    3. Childish Gambino – “This is America”
    4. J.I.D. – “151 Rum”
    5. Saba – “LIFE”
  6. BEST RAP ALBUM
    1. Saba – Care For Me
    2. Noname – Room25
    3. Brockhampton – Saturation III
    4. Pusha T – Daytona
    5. Travis Scott – Astroworld
  7. BEST RAP VERSE OF THE YEAR
    1. Cardi B – “I Do” (2nd Verse) [best verse of April 2018]
    2. Royce da 5’9” – “Strong Friend” (2nd Verse) [best verse of May 2018]
    3. Black Thought – “9th vs. Thought” [best verse of June 2018]
    4. Busta Rhymes – “Bubblin’ (Remix)” by Anderson .Paak [best verse of July 2018]
    5. Noname – “Self” [best verse of September 2018]
  8. MAN OF THE BOUNCE 2018 (a category for the bounciest and most braggadocios song of the year, named after the ScHoolboy Q song, “Man of the Year.” For reference, Man of the Bounce 2017 went to Vince Staples for “Big Fish.” Even though the award is titled “Man of the Bounce,” the winner of course can represent any gender)
    1. Maliibu Miitch – “Give Her Some Money”
    2. Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes – “Bubblin’ (Remix)”
    3. Mac Miller – “What’s the Use?”
    4. Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”
    5. A$AP Rocky and Skepta – “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)”
  9. BEST SAD INDIE GIRL SONG (Grammys must acknowledge the sad indie girl as one of the best genres of music today)
    1. Mitski – “Old Friend”
    2. Snail Mail – “Pristine”
    3. Soccer Mommy – “Your Old Dog”
    4. Frankie Cosmos – “Being Alive”
    5. Julien Baker – “Appointments”
  10. BEST SAD INDIE GIRL ALBUM
    1. Mitski – Be the Cowboy
    2. Snail Mail – Lush
    3. Soccer Mommy – Clean
    4. Frankie Cosmos – Vessel
    5. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
  11. MOST DISILLUSIONED BLUESY BEARD GUY (like sad indie girl, the disillusioned bluesy beard guy was also a heavy category in 2018)
    1. Father John Misty
    2. Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
    3. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
    4. The Edge (U2)
    5. Colter Wall
  12. BEST ROCK ALBUM
    1. Ghost – Prequelle
    2. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
    3. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
    4. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
    5. St. Vincent – Masseducation
  13. BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
    1. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
  14. BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
    1. Rosalía – El mal querer
  15. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
    1. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
    2. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer (Emotion Picture)
    3. The Carters – “Apeshit”
    4. Tierra Whack – Whack World
    5. Rosalia – “Malamente”
  16. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
    1. Boi-1da
      1. Cardi B – “Be Careful”
      2. Drake – “God’s Plan,” “Mob Ties,” and “Diplomatic Immunity”
      3. The Carters – “Friends” and “Heard About Us”
    2. Kanye West
      1. Pusha T – Daytona
      2. Kanye West – ye
      3. Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts
      4. Nas – Nasir
      5. Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.
    3. Pharrell Williams
      1. The Carters – “Apeshit”
      2. Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods
      3. N.E.R.D. – No One Ever Really Dies
      4. Migos – “Stir Fry”
      5. Ariana Grande – Sweetener
    4. Ludwig Goransson
      1. Black Panther soundtrack score, “Opps”
      2. Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer,” “This is America,” and “Summertime Magic”
    5. Hit-Boy
      1. Tinashe – “Joyride”
      2. Ariana Grande – “Better Off”
      3. Jay Rock – “Wow freestyle (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
      4. Travis Scott – “Sicko Mode” and “Carousel”
  17. BEST NEW ARTIST
    1. Chloe x Halle
    2. Mahalia
    3. Soccer Mommy
    4. Ella Mai
    5. Tierra Whack
  18. RECORD OF THE YEAR (the recording/production)
    1. Childish Gambino – “This is America”
    2. Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman”
    3. Kids See Ghosts – “Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)”
    4. Travis Scott – “Stop Trying to be God (feat. Stevie Wonder and James Blake)”
    5. Blood Orange – “Hope (feat. Puff Daddy and Tei Shi)”
  19. SONG OF THE YEAR (the song/impact)
    1. Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars”
    2. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
    3. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
    4. Ariana Grande – “no tears left to cry”
    5. Drake – “Nice for What”
  20. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    1. Saba – Care for Me
    2. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
    3. Ariana Grande – Sweetener
    4. Various Artists – Black Panther soundtrack
    5. Teyana Taylor – K.T.S.E.

VOTE HERE or just sound off in the comments. you do you.