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The Rob tells you what to expect from this year’s Grammy Awards!

 

While I think that the Grammies are really the SECOND biggest night in music, (they’ve actually become less relevant than MTV’s Video Music Awards if you ask me) I still always look forward to the show.  I am always full of opinions when it comes to music.  I’ll also say I really thought the nominees this year are only so-so at best.  There were better choices in pretty much every category that I find important.  Even still, I have categorized my preferences and predictions for some key categories:

 

Record Of The Year

  • Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young – Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

While I think that these are not a good representation of the best records of the year (I’m still organizing my thoughts as to the biggest records this year for a future blog), I would LIKE to see fun. win, but EXPECT to see Gotye win.  I actually am predicting a big night for Gotye.

 

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino -The Black Keys
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Babel – Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss – Jack White

I actually feel bad commenting on this category because with the exception of the big singles, I haven’t heard any of the full-length albums mentioned above.  I would be happy if Frank Ocean won here, but expect The Black Keys to do walk away with it

 

Song Of The Year

  • The A Team
  • Adorn
  • Call Me Maybe
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  • We Are Young

I think that “Call Me Maybe” probably DESERVES to win this, but I don’t think it will.  I think that it’s too low-brow for those pulling the strings here.  I would LIKE to see Miguel’s hit “Adorn” win, I would definitely put my money on “We Are Young.”

 

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes

  • Fun.

  • Hunter Hayes

  • The Lumineers

  • Frank Ocean

This one is actually tough to call.  fun. has been getting too much love in other categories to ignore here.  And honestly, they’re not a bad choice for Best New Artist.

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Set Fire To The Rain [Live] – Adele
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  • Where Have You Been – Rihanna.

This one IS easy…  It’s all Adele, I’d bet the farm.  (I don’t actually own a farm, but if I did…)

 

Best Rap Performance

  • HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) – Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
  • N****s In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Daughters – Nas
  • Mercy – Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • I Do – Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

I think the easy answer here is “Paris,” or maybe even “Mercy” (my personal preference in “Paris”), I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nasty Nas clean up here due to the track’s positive message combined with lyrical talent.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
  • No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had)  John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine – Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Five words: No.  Church.  In.  The.  Wild.

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