Voting is now open for the 3rd annual Gold Derby Music Awards nominations. Log in to your Gold Derby account Where Register for freethen support your favorite artists, albums and songs right now in 23 categories (illustrated instructions are below). Closing of votes at the end of the day on Friday, November 18.
Our awards follow the same eligibility period as the Grammy Awards (October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022). In our five main general categories (Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist), you’ll select your five favorite nominees 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 points in each of these categories will be the nominees.
In all other categories, you will vote for your three favorites in order of preference. Your first choice gets three points, your second two points and your third one point. The top five points from these races will be the official nominees. You can vote in as many categories as you want and you can change your ballot as often as you want. No vote is final until voting closes on November 18.
Some artists, albums and songs that mix genres are entered for review in multiple fields (for example, you may find Beyonce in the pop and R&B categories). You can vote for them in the category that you think best represents their style of music, or you can vote for them in any genre they appear in. If a candidate has enough votes to be nominated in multiple genres, they will only receive the nomination in the category where they received the most votes.
Artists are also limited in the number of nominations they can receive in a category: there can only be one nomination in each category per credited artist. For example, if Taylor Swift receives enough votes to be nominated for “All Too Well” and “carolina“In a category, she will only receive the nomination for the song that got the most votes. The exception to this rule is if different combinations of artists are credited together. So if Swift received enough votes to be nominated for “All Too Well” (for which she is only credited) and “I Bet You Think About Me” (for which she is credited as featured artist Chris Stapleton), she would be nominated for both of these achievements.
Swift may be a particularly relevant example as her army of Swifties propelled her to 11 victories in the first two years of GDMA alone. She is the reigning double champion for Artist of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and she won album of the year in 2021 for “Folklore”. This year she is again eligible in all of those categories with her album “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and her aforementioned singles “All Too Well”, “I Bet You Think About Me” and the original song “Where the Crawdads Sing”. “Carolina.”
But this is the first time that Beyonce and Adele have had new albums since the GDMA launched two years ago. Other artists with large fanbases like Harry Styles, bad bunnyand Lizzo are also in the running. But no one can be nominated unless their fans show up. You just have to ask Lana Del Reywho upset about winning album of the year last year for “Chemtrails on the Country Club”. So be sure to vote!
1) Click on “Make your predictions!” at the top right of the Gold Derby page.
2) Click 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.