Best Urban Contemporary Album: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'? | The Tylt
Best Urban Contemporary Album: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?
It's Grammys season! And the Tylt is facing-off the best song performances, albums and artists in the top genre categories. The "Grammy face-offs" are chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately with our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category—before the Grammys air on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
"Lemonade" and "Anti" are two of the top-selling albums of 2016. While both albums are nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category—which album will win?
Bey's highly-praised "Lemonade" is her sixth consecutive #1 album. Bey's album is up for Album of the Year, and is going head-to-head with Adele. But many believe she has urban contemporary category on lock. "Lemonade" is the perfect blend of contemporary R&B, southern hip-hop and soul. How do you like those lemons?! 🍋🍋🍋
Here's what we wrote about "Lemonade" in the Adele vs. Bey debate:
Rolling Stone and Billboard both named "Lemonade" the top album of 2016. And many music critics and fans alike call "Lemonade" the album of the year.
Bey aired a mini-documentary on HBO—debuting the visual album. And it's her most personal yet. She opened up about highly-speculated tumultuous marriage with Jay-Z. Everyone knows the power couple loves each other, but we also heard a lot of rumored drama. And Bey used her visionary craft and gave us the tea—musically.
Rihanna scored her second #1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Anti." And she really outdid herself here.
"Anti" is exceptional—blending dance-pop, rock, adult contemporary, R&B, soul, hip-hop and dancehall. No other artist can make so many genres work under one album and blend it all perfectly like Rihanna.
"Work" is Rihanna's fourteenth #1 pop hit, and "Needed Me" is one of the top R&B songs of 2016. With "Anti," Rihanna kept making hits! This means RiRi is right on Bey's tracks, and "Anti" could upset "Lemonade."