Could Beyonce Nab A Grammy For Her Coachella Homecoming Performance!?
As you may know by now, Beyonce has dropped a new project and the world is again changed for the better!
Yes, this past Wednesday, Beyonce released her new netflix documentary titled Homecoming, which chronicles her historic headlining performance at 2018's Coachella music festival. The doc not only serves as a concert film but in between each performance we get a BTS tid bits from Queen Bey herself.
The singer shows the trying process of perfecting the show, her admiration for HBCU's which inspired the performance, and the singer even opened up about her most recent pregnancy with twins Rumi and Sir and the challenges she faced with preeclampsia, toxemia and needing an emergency c-section.
But that's not all, along with candid documentary Yonce also dropped a surprise live album of all the songs recorded from the EPIC performance. So with this new LP could Bey be in the running for next years Grammys?! Well, it's Beyonce so... of course anything is possible!
In fact Billboard breaks it down in a new report pondering the possibility:
Homecoming: The Live Album is vying to become the first live album to be nominated for album of the year since 1994, when two of the five nominees were live albums: Tony Bennett's MTV Unplugged and The Three Tenors in Concert 1994 by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with Zubin Mehta. Bennett's album emerged victorious.
Live music albums used to be frequent Grammy contenders for album of the year, just as they used to be more frequent visitors to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. In addition to Bennett’s MTV Unplugged, three live albums have won in that marquee category: Judy Garland's Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961), George Harrison & Friends' The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) and Eric Clapton's Unplugged (1992).
Other live albums to have been nominated for album of the year include Harry Belafonte's Live at Carnegie Hall (1959) and Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall (1960), Johnny Cash's At San Quentin (1969) and Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive! (1976).
In the past 25 years, numerous live albums have won genre album awards. These include Kraftwerk's 3-D The Catalogue (best dance/electronic album, 2017), Lalah Hathaway's Lalah Hathaway Live (best R&B album, 2016). Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day (best rock album, 2013), Michael Bublé's Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden (best traditional pop vocal album, 2009), Daft Punk's Alive 2007 (best dance/electronic album, 2008), Patti Page's Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert (best traditional pop vocal album, 1998) and Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York (best alternative music album, 1995).
Could Homecoming right the wrong of Lemonade's previous AOTY snub?