53rd Grammy Awards predictions: Part 1 (General, Pop, Dance, R&B)   7 comments

Amidst all the Oscar talk this season, music’s biggest night is also nearing. As a matter of fact, nominations will be announced three days from now. Last year’s show provided as some of the biggest surprises ever (The Arcade Fire as Album of the Year, Esperanza Spalding as Best New Artist), and this year is surprisingly on its way to become very controversial on its own. It’s also the first year with the revamped categories in many Grammy categories. Anyway, here we go:


Katy Perry, “Firework”

Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”

Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

NEXT IN LINE: Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga, “Lady in the Tramp”; Bruno Mars, “Grenade”; Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”


Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Lady Gaga, “You & I”

NEXT IN LINE: Katy Perry, “Firework”; Taylor Swift, “Back to December”; Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”; Marsha Ambrosius, “Far Away”


Adele, “21”

Bruno Mars, “Doo Wops and Hooligans”

Tony Bennett, “Duets II”

Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”

Jay Z/Kanye West, “Watch the Throne”

NEXT IN LINE: Foster the People, “Torches”; Lady GaGa, “Born This Way”; Kanye West, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”; Bon Iver, “Bon Iver”; Rihanna, “Loud”


The Band Perry

Bon Iver

The Civil Wars

Foster the People

Christina Perri

NEXT IN LINE: Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Miguel, Tyler the Creator


Adele, “Someone Like You”

Lady Gaga, “You and I”

Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

Katy Perry, “Firework”

Pink, “Fuckin’ Perfect”

NEXT IN LINE: Christina Perri, “Jar of Hearts”; Beyonce, “Best Thing I Never Had”, Kelly Clarkson, “Mr. Know It All; Taylor Swift, “Back to December”


Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul”

Elton John/Leon Russell, “Move to Shiloh”

Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”

Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”

Adele/Darius Rucker, “Need You Now”

NEXT IN LINE: Coldplay, “Paradise”; Katy Perry/Kanye West, “ET (Remix)”; Jennifer Lopez/Pitbull, “On the Floor”; Pitbull/Ne-Yo/Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”; LMFAO/Lauren Bennett, “Party Rock Anthem”


Adele, “21”

Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Bruno Mars, “Doo Wops and Hooligans”

Cee-Lo Green, “The Lady Killer”

Rihanna, “Loud”

NEXT IN LINE: Britney Spears, “Femme Fetale”; Justin Bieber, “My World Acoustic”; Various Artists, “Glee the 3D Concert Experience”; The Script, “Science and Faith”


Duck Sauce, “Barbra Streisand”

Benny Benassi/Chris Brown, “Beautiful People”

Robyn, “Call Your Girlfriend”

LMFAO, “Champagne Showers”

Dev, “In the Dark”


Robyn, “Body Talk Part 3”

Benny Benassi, “ELectroman”

Ladytron, “Gravity the Seducer”

Groove Junkies, “In the Zone”

David Guetta, “Nothing bu the Beat”


Marsha Ambrosius, “Far Away”

Cee Lo Green, “Bright Lights, Bigger City”

Jennifer Hudson, “Where You At”

Ledisi, “Pieces of Me”

Miguel, “Sure Thing”

NEXT IN LINE: Beyonce, “Countdown”; Bruno Mars, “Our First Time”; Chris Brown, “She Ain’t You”; Jill Scott, “The Light”; Keri Hilson, “Pretty Girl Rock”


Beyonce, “1+1”

Jennifer Hudson, “Feeling Good”

Cee Lo Green/Melanie Fiona., “Fool For You”

Raphael Saadiq, “Good Man”

Jill Scott/Anthony Hamilton, “So In Love”

NEXT IN LINE: Faith Evans, “Change”; Ronald Isley, “What I Miss the Most”; R. Kelly, “Radio Message”; Kelly Price, “I’m Sorry”


Marsha Ambrosius, “Far Away”

Cee Lo Green/Melanie Fiona, “Fool for You”

Kelly Rowland/Lil Wayne, “Motivation”

Ledisi, “Pieces of Me”

Miguel, “Sure Thing”

NEXT IN LINE: Beyonce, “1+1”; R. Kelly, “Love Letter”; Jennifer Hudson, “Where You At”


Beyonce, “4”

Jennifer Hudson, “I Remember Me”

Marsha Ambrosius, “Late Night and Early Mornings”

Jill Scott, “The Light of the Sun”

Ledisi, Pieces of Me”

NEXT IN LINE: El DeBarge, “Second Chance”; Miguel, “All I want is You”‘ Chris Brown, “F.A.M.E”




Posted November 27, 2011 by Nicol Latayan in Awards, Music

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7 responses to “53rd Grammy Awards predictions: Part 1 (General, Pop, Dance, R&B)

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  1. Bakit 1+1 sinubmit ni Beyonce eh ang bobo ng lyrics nun haha sana Best Thing I Never Had.

    Nako-cornyhan talaga ako na kinombine ang male and female vocal performances 😦

  2. Lol. Casual-casualan lang ako pagdating sa music.

    Just rooting for Maroon 5, Adele and Foster the People. And Bruno Mars.

  3. Forg: Yes, nalulungkot din ako. Andaming female dominated. Country and rock lang talaga ang male dominated. Though sa bago eh napeprevent din ang fillers.

    Carl: If there’s a god, Adele will win AOTY, ROTY, and SOTY tas FTP sa BNA. 😀

  4. Nice list. I think it’s possible that some of the predictions here can make it to the nominations. I would still predict a female dominated group of artists and it will be in the pop, country and soul genres (which I wanted some balance with some male artists). Well, I have to somehow disagree on Arcade Fire as a shock because “The Suburbs” was really a critically-acclaimed album with MTV, Billboard, Pitchfork, BBC and stuff and not really a chart-powerhouse but yeah, I was shocked when they won! First indie act to won a major Grammy which made me so happy and proud. 🙂 Again, good list.

    • I guess my basis with Arcade Fire’s surprise win is that it was supposedly Eminem’s comeback, and it was only until halfway the show when he started to lose the other categories when it was clear that he won’t be winning that one. Then Antebellum starts to sweep awards left and right. As for Arcade Fire, they weren’t even able to win their genre category, and they seem to fit the bill of the rock band nominee (Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead,) but winning is somehow a long shot. Nevertheless, it’s a very deserving win. 😀

  5. Yay for including Christina Perri. I think she’s deserving of a nomination.

    I hope Pink’s Fuckin’ Perfect makes the SOTY/ROTY cut, but I’m not holding my breath for it.

  6. Wow, this article is good, my sister is analyzing such
    things, so I am going to inform her.

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