Voting is now open for the 3rd Annual Gold Derby Music Awards nominations. Log in to your Gold Derby account or register for a free one, then support your favorite artists, albums and songs across 23 categories (Illustrated instructions are below) Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday, November 18.
Our awards follow the same eligibility period as the Grammy Awards (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022). In our top five general field categories (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist), you select your top five favorite candidates in order of preference. Your first choice gets five points, your second gets four points, your third gets three points, your fourth gets two points and your fifth gets one point. The top 10 point-getters in each of these categories will be nominated.
In every other category, you will vote for your top three choices in order of preference. Your first choice gets three points, your second gets two points, and your third gets one point. The top five point scorers in that race will be the official nominees. You can vote in as many or as few categories as you like and edit your ballot as often as you like. No vote is final until polls close on November 18.
Some genre-bending artists, albums, and songs are entered for consideration in multiple fields (for example, you can find Beyonce in both the pop and R&B categories). You can vote for them in the category you think best represents their style of music, or you can vote for them where they appear. If a candidate has enough votes to be nominated in more than one genre, they will only be nominated in the category in which they received the most votes.
The number of nominations artists can receive in a category is also limited: only one nomination per category per committed artist. For example, if Taylor Swift Received enough votes to be nominated in one category for “All to Well” and “Carolina”, she would only receive a nomination for the song that received more votes. The exception to that rule is if different combinations of artists are deposited together. So if Swift had enough votes to be nominated for “All To Well” (for which she was credited as a single) and “I Bet You Think About Me” (for which she was credited as featured artist) Chris Stapleton), he will be nominated for both these achievements.
Swift might be a particularly apt example as his army of Swifties powered him to a whopping 11 wins in the first two years of the GDMA. He is the two-time defending champion for Artist of the Year, Record of the Year and Song, and he won Album of the Year in 2021 for “Folklore”. This year she qualifies in all those categories again with her album “Red (Taylor’s Edition)” and her aforementioned singles “All Too Well,” “I Bet You Think About Me,” and “Why the Crowded Sing” original song “Carolina.” “
But this is the first time Beyoncé and Adele There have been new albums since GDMA launched two years ago. Like other artists with large fan bases Harry Styles, bad rabbitAnd Lizo There is also running. But no one can be nominated unless they are fans. Ask Lana Del Rey, who upset last year’s Album of the Year win for “Chemtrails Over the Country Club.” So make sure you get voting!
1) Click “Make Your Prediction!” Top right of the Gold Derby page.
2) Click on the green box next to “Gold Derby Music Awards 2022 Nominations”.
3) Select a category, add your favorite candidates from the left column to the right column and save your top picks