Whitney, Mariah: Grammy Deadline Looms

Whitney Houston’s new CD, her big comeback effort, is said to “near ready,” “almost done,” or “just about finished.”

I’d heard last week that Clive Davis was putting a September release date on it. But really, here’s the thing: the Grammy deadline is August 31st. That’s a month earlier than usual because the Grammy Awards are a week earlier this year, on January 31, 2010.

Yes, that’s right: a week, a month. It makes no sense, but that’s what they did at Grammy HQ. At the end of January 2010 they’re going to give out awards for music released between October 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.

And Whitney’s comeback may not make that deadline. Of course, it’s possible a single could be released by then. But that’s always a tricky story. J Records tried that with Alicia Keys a couple of years ago, with “No One” making the cut. A year later, her very good album, “As I Am,” seemed old.

At the same time, Mariah Carey is buzzing away in the studio for her new CD, called “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.” She’s been working with The-Dream and other producers putting together another collection of catchy pop songs. But will she be ready by August 31st? It doesn’t seem possible. But don’t count her out. Mariah tells me, “I feel it’s a special album and I want it to have a shot.”

Maybe the Grammys will have so few choices that they’ll have to acknowledge artists who usually get shunted aside. Elvis Costello’s new CD, “Secret, Profane and Sugarcane,” would be a good choice. The theme of the next Grammys could be albums that didn’t chart, weren’t promoted, or played on the radio.

So far 2009 hasn’t been that great. The big releases have come from U2, Bob Dylan, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem, and Kanye West. None of it is really superior quality stuff, though, compared even to those artists’ previous work. New albums by Rob Thomas and Black Eyed Peas should help. Of course, Adam Lambert might make the deadline with his release. We have that to look forward to.

But the idea of a Grammy show overwhelmed by Lady Gaga is enough to make you want to get out Daniel Faraday’s notebook from “Lost’ and travel back fast to 1972.

P.S. As I told you during the early days of this new column, Mariah is also working with Jermaine Dupri on a theme song for Lee Daniels’ great movie, “Precious.” It’s set to be called “100 Percent.” At least Mariah will make the Oscar deadline!

Source:Showbiz411.com


報導裡提到,惠媽的專輯已經接近完成。Clive老爹將專輯發行日訂在今年9月。

據傳,發福蝶也將在今年9月發行新專輯。

而2010年的葛萊美獎報名資格,必須是在2008/10/01-2009/08/31中間發行的專輯,所以惠媽與發福蝶的全新專輯,將無法報名2010年的葛萊美獎。
2010年葛萊美獎訂於2010/1/31舉行,較往年提早了近一個星期。

U2,Bob Dylan,Kelly Clarkson,Eminem,Kanye West等人的專輯,則可能是2010年葛萊美獎主要被提名的專輯。美國偶像的亞軍Adam Lambert,則極可能在今年8月底之前發行個人首張專輯,目標瞄準2010年的葛萊美獎。


題外話:發福蝶的新專輯名稱『Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel』,經由Google翻譯所得到的結果是----藝伎回憶錄的不完善天使,這翻譯會不會太好笑了啊!

哈哈大笑






Comments

  1. 你放那一張國外惠妮粉絲做的專輯方面才好笑吧....
    而且這次的名稱比Emancipation還怪!很好奇它的中文翻譯
    看來今年可以一次享受兩位天后的專輯囉~
    比起咪咪,我更期待惠妮的專輯!單曲可以先推了...

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  2. To a-farn:
    會放那張圖,是為了呼應咪咪的新專輯名稱啊!

    沒有官方的消息出來或是單曲正式推出,所有關於惠妮新專輯的新聞,真的只能聽聽就好~~

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