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  1. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by shadesofblue in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    The way I’ve had this exact situation happen to me and you’re not wrong 
     
     I still can’t believe she lost to boygenius & paramore. Those were just slaps to the face and proved how they just hate her 
  2. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by mssainttropez in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    the way her bangs slowly started covering more of her face, lol
  3. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by IanadeIrey in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I’m not going to act like I ever know what she’s thinking but I feel intuitively that she knows she’s above it all. It still stings on some level, I’m sure - because when you’re good at what you do, of course you deserve critical respect and recognition. That’s probably why the relationship she has to critics has been a focal point of her career. The Grammys is an extension of that.
     
    It would be nice to be celebrated, but again, she’s won in the way that she doesn’t feel pressured to make stupid music for the sake of winning an award. I don’t want to bring down other artists (I will drag Boygenius though), but obviously the album that won was not in any particular way meaningful the way Ocean Blvd was. Why taint your legacy just to make a record like that. 
  4. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Trash Magic in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    At the end of the Day Lana's continued success, influence and noted inspiration from current artists means more than any award decided via internal politics.
     
    It's kinda more iconic at this point to be regarded as an artist who has been so unjustly shut out by such erroneous or conspiratory decisions because her impact and artistry cannot be denied than to be any old hack with 1 Grammy to their name.
    That video she posted years back about being behind a brick wall and talent comes to mind.
  5. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by DCooper in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I'm still shocked tbh. I would've bet my life savings that she would have won at least 1 award last night 
     
    This really is embarrassing for the Grammys and cements the fact that they are an out-of-touch popularity contest. They've hated her from day one, and they refuse to admit that they were wrong about her. They know that it's impossible to deny her artistic achievements, hence the multiple nominations, but they will not give her the satisfaction of a win. 
     
    I'm so happy she doesn't play their game, she will always be too good for the industry.
  6. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Terrence Loves Me in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Yeah, i definitely think Lana is hurt by not winning but fans trying to point it out and inspect her every move on stage probably isn't helping her or making her feel any better. If anything it's reflecting a bad image on her and painting her as a victim, when she is not. Far from it. The scammys is just some weird ceremonial initiation ritual in which i'm almost glad Lana isn't apart of. She can't lose what she never had and the Grammy's can't take what they never owned. Her art cannot be defined by a souless, all-too-perfect award.
  7. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    We should all also keep in mind that Rolling Stone magazine voted Joni Mitchell Old Lady of the Year in the mid-70s (because of her real or perceived romantic attachments with Graham Nash, Jackson Brown, David Crosby, James Taylor, John Guerin, and others) after which she refused to deal with them for 4 years, and they dumped all over the brilliant if eccentric The Hissing of Summer Lawns at the same time, her follow-up to Court & Spark. 
     
    No doubt she would always be remembered for her never-bettered series of albums from Songs to a Seagull through Mingus and/or Shadows & Light, but she tried to turn into a Pop artist in the 80s (after briefly retiring), which failed creatively on a grand scale and, to my mind, was a stain of her former creative record. The last thing people wanted was Joni Mitchell dueting with Billy Idol. It was an embarrassment. 
     
    It was only in the 90s, when her albums continued to tank and grow dark and ambiguous, that a movement was begun by several female artists (including Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart) to make Mitchell into the untouchable, irreproachable legend she is regarded as today. In the 90s, the worse Mitchell's albums got, the more other artists and critics praised them. 
     
    Mitchell wrote two songs specifically about all of this in the 70s, about the entire madness of the music industry and the praise/hate cycle, Lesson in Survival and Judgment of the Moon & Stars, both from For the Roses. 
     
    Lana, today, and for the last 12 years, has been living a similar cycle of madness, envy, and media abuse, of "I Insult You Because I Can,' the We Like You We Hate You, Your Daddy Bought You A Career, You're An Industry Puppet, Your Feminist Politics Are All Wrong, We Wish You Were Already Dead Too, You Can't Sing Live Your 'Talent' Is Just Studio Production, etc. 
     
    As Tori Amos sings, "It's a long, long climb." 
  8. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by honeyslow in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Ok I know it's nottt that serious but I'm on my lunch break running on two hours of sleep and I felt inspired to write a dramatic incoherent rant of my own to get some of my frustration out, read at your own peril:
     
    I feel like this was a "last exit before the bridge" type of situation; it's a shame the Grammy's missed it. Not for Lana, but for them. 
     
    As other on this forum have so eloquently pointed out, it's a sore spot for the music industry at large that the woman they ridiculed a decade ago turned into arguably the most influential artist of her generation, spawning many of today's establishment-darlings. It's no wonder they are scared of her, and scared to reward her, because it means admitting fault, and that's never an easy thing to do. 
     
    Yet, one might have thought, twelve years after Born To Die's release, on the back of a career-defining, genre-spanning ninth studio album, they could finally have found the grace and humility to say, hey, we were wrong. To finally give an artist as influential - and historically controversial - as Lana her flowers would have been a good look on the Grammys, one that's become rarer and rarer in years mired by public outcry at the choice of winners for the big awards. 
     
    I don't mean to understate Lana's ability to reinvent herself and redefine her artistry time and time again, I'm certain she can and will continue to challenge our expectations of her in the best way possible, but it’s still hard to imagine an opus rivaling Ocean Blvd arriving anytime soon. This album is such a layered, richly rewarding listen for anyone who has followed Lana's journey as an artist: her barest lyrics yet evoke impossible emotions, worlds of meaning are hidden within the structure of the tracklist, the album morphs into then transcends the metaphor of its eponymous track.
     
    Nominating such a body of work five times yet refusing to bestow any accolades upon it while awarding other, derivative, and frankly infinitely more simple albums and songs is a confounding choice on the Recording Academy's part, but it's not Lana Del Rey's loss. Though she keeps pushing ever forward, the culture at large has finally caught up to her—  at least enough to recognise her impact as a generational artist, even as her self-mythology remains impermeable to many. 
     
    Lana will move through this as she has moved through all the noise that has surrounded her for more than decade: without missing a step in her unrelenting quest to offer up her soul’s truth in her music. But when your first four-time AOTY winner in history has to take time out of her speech to praise, in her own words, that legend in her prime, who is standing behind her in the shadows, empty-handed—  you have to realise you've abjectly failed as a committee whose stated aim is to recognise "outstanding" achievements in music. 
     
    Lana will probably win a Grammy one day, but it will ring hollow when she does. The moment of redemption has passed.
  9. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by FredRed in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Well said. She may have been disappointed but you're right about how people (myself included) squint and project what she is thinking or feeling when we really have no idea. 
  10. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by BoardingSchool in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I think she knew after not winning earlier in the day; I don’t mean literal spoilers, but knew in her heart. I thought so the moment I saw her outfit… this is just speculation, but I don’t think that was her planned dress. It looked to me like she chose to dress, not like the spotlight winner (which she DID dress as for the gala the night before, when she still thought she might win), but like the mysterious eccentric genius, the artists’ artist, too cool for a mainstream award but there to support her basic bee friend. I really liked Taylor bringing her on stage; that was right. Lana IS the living legend. 
  11. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Crimson and Clover in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Im honestly more baffled that Flowers won the most awards? 
  12. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by fishtails in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Idk if anyone shared this yet but I just saw a picture of Lana's nails and they're so pretty! She was definitely going for a Black Swan/White Swan thing and it also makes me think of Swan Song 
     

     
    from @nails_by_yoko on Instagram
  13. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Barry in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    She probably was upset though, has she never won any and been nominated many times. To get nominated 5 times you'd think you will probably win 1 and be planning what you will say and stuff and then not to get any, especially right when they announce the last one and you didn't win again. She is just a normal person as well, a lot of people who have won she probably thinks they're terrible and should never have won so would feel snubbed and overlooked.
  14. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by rosemeadexclusivebbnewyorkcity in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Missing me one place search another,
    I stop somewhere waiting for you
    — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
     
    Lana doesn't have time to wait for everyone to appreciate her. In 50 years this will look ridiculous, but she's once again way ahead of her time.
  15. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by honeymoon is alive in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    tiktok is full of lana vids from yesterday, even when she loses she wins  
  16. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by ArtDecoVintageGirl in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Sis , i literally broke up with my bf last month and is not bothering me as much as this lol
  17. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by mcull13 in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    this has really annoyed me all day. the grammys have not snubbed her once but 2 times now. not to mention the voters are biased against her AND she would have one aoty if the rules weren’t changed it 2023. I wouldn’t be surprised if they changed them so Lana wouldn’t win. Soon enough they will realise her impact in modern music and give her a Grammy in like 5 years but we will remember how they treated her now. Will not be watching again. bit dramatic but it needs to be 
  18. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Embach in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    The more I'm thinking about it, the more my head starts aching  I got over LFL and NFR snubs pretty quickly but I don't know how am I going to get over that one, like 5 snubs. It's like a break-up. I just was very confident that she was going to win. What are the chances that she's going to be nomimated for American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards?
  19. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Black to Blue in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I really hope Lana uses this moment as fuel to further her dreams and goals this year. As she said in Dallas in 2023, "Never forget to let passion be your true North Star." Regardless of what has happened I hope this is at the forefront of her mind and I'm so excited to hear her new passion project Lasso among anything else she has planned for this year.
  20. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Olympia in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    This is so true. I'm kinda shocked still how much this award show proved that no one needs these awards. 
     
    I hope of they ever invite her again, she'll just reply "if you want some basic bitch, go to the Beverly center and find her." They just don't deserve her. 
     
    Anyone knows what important critics said about Taylor's Midnights? I got the vinyl back then because I loved Folklore and Evermore. However, I listened to Midnights three times and then I was done with it. It didn't strike me to be the same quality as Folklore, and surely not the same quality as Tunnel... I was and am still really shocked it won over Lana's masterpiece. 
     
    Well, maybe it's just like it was for Hitchcock, maybe never winning despite of nominations proves the highest quality...
  21. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by Topanga in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    They knew what they were doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if she stopped going to award shows for a minute after that stunt they pulled
  22. caribbean blue liked a post in a topic by gothphetamine in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Also I didn’t know Jon batiste was cool like that. he seems like such a genuinely lovely guy, he’s so charismatic and I really hope Lana continues to work with and be friends with him!  I feel like the style of candy necklace might be prominent on Lasso? But with a more southern gothic country sound rather than piano (think Ethel cain-ish). I really hope Jon has a collab or does some production with her on it. I love his sound and they both seem like very insightful souls 
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