Best Urban Contemporary Album: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'? | The Tylt
Beyoncé and Rihanna are going head-to-head for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys. Bey slayed us all again with another #1 groundbreaking visual album—"Lemonade." Rihanna successfully developed another alternative R&B album, mixing many sounds and styles with "Anti." Which chart-topper will win Best Urban Contemporary Album? 🎤
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."
Urban Contemporary is Bey's award!
Remember—the BeyHive doesn't play!
Oh and Beyoncé BETTER win Best urban contemporary album! That shit they pulled with BEYONCÉ and gave it to Pharrell? Unacceptable!— Ray (@_BluRay__) January 19, 2017
But not if the Rihanna Navy has anything to say about it.
The Navy is confident that RiRi will win.
Listen to "Lemonade" via Tidal.
Listen to "Anti" below.