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Dear Grammy voters: Here's how to get the nominations right

Dear Grammy voter,

It's been a while! Hope you're well.

I'm getting in touch, of course, because it's that time again: First-round voting for the 61st Grammy Awards - in which you and your colleagues in the Recording Academy are sorting out nominations for the music industry's most coveted prize - opened last week and will run through Oct. 31.

Which means I've got just a few days to help guide your picks with my unsolicited advice.

The most recent ceremony, as I'm sure you remember, was a doozy. After assembling a rather forward-looking set of nominations for the 60th Grammys (which took place in January), you guys reverted to type with a deeply

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