55th Grammy Awards Winners Predictions   Leave a comment

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Music’s biggest night, also known as the Grammys, will once again bestow who the top honors are for the past year in music. This year, which marks its 55th year of celebration, is quite difficult than before in terms of predicting because there are no certain frontrunners in most categories unlike last year when we figured out that Adele will steamroll her way with her domination. Nevertheless, the Grammys still remains as the most difficult to predict since you really have no idea on how the flow of the votes will go through. Sometimes they rely on buzz, while other times, they go with the critically acclaimed. And there are also times where they’ll just screw the hell out of prognosticators and choose something from the left field. With that said, here are my predictions for this year’s Grammy recipients (and an alternate for each category):

GENERAL FIELD

Record of the Year
PREDICTION: The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
ALTERNATE: Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I USed to Know”

Album of the Year
PREDICTION: Mumford & Sons, “Babel”
ALTERNATE: Jack White, “Blunderbuss”

Song of the Year
PREDICTION: “We Are Young” (fun.)
ALTERNATE: “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Best New Artist
PREDICTION: Frank Ocean
ALTERNATE: The Lumineers

POP FIELD

Best Pop Solo Performance
PREDICTION: Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live)
ALTERNATE: Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Best Pop Vocal Album
PREDICTION: Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger”
ALTERNATE: fun., “Some Nights”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
PREDICTION: fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
ALTERNATE: Gotye feat Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
PREDICTION: Michael Buble, “Christmas”
ALTERNATE: Paul McCartney, “Kisses From The Bottom”

DANCE FIELD

Best Dance Recording
PREDICTION: Skrillex, “Bangarang”
ALTERNATE: Avicii, “Levels”

Best Dance/Electronica Album
PREDICTION: Skrillex, “Bangarang”
ALTERNATE: Deadmau5, “Album Title Goes Here”

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance
PREDICTION: The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
ALTERNATE: Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”

Best Rock Album
PREDICTION: Jack White, “Blunderbuss”
ALTERNATE: The Black Keys, “El Camino”

Best Rock Song
PREDICTION: “Lonely Boy” (The Black Keys)
ALTERNATE: “I Will Wait” (Mumford & Sons)

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album
PREDICTION: Fiona Apple, “The Idler Wheel Is Wise….”
ALTERNATE: Gotye, “Making Mirrors”

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance
PREDICTION: Miguel, “Adorn”
ALTERNATE: Usher, “Climax”

Best R&B Album
PREDICTION: Robert Glasper Experiment, “Black Radio”
ALTERNATE: R. Kelly, “Write Me Back”

Best R&B Song
PREDICTION: “Adorn” (Miguel)
ALTERNATE: “Beautiful Surprise” (Tamia)

Best Traditional R&B Performance
PREDICTION: Beyonce, “Love on Top”
ALTERNATE: Anita Baker, “Lately”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
PREDICTION: Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange”
ALTERNATE: Miguel, “Kaleidoscope Dream”

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance
PREDICTION: Jay-Z & Kanye West, “N****s in Paris”
ALTERNATE: Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Rap Album
PREDICTION: Nas, Life Is Good
ALTERNATE: Drake, “Take Care”

Best Rap Song
PREDICTION: “N****s in Paris” (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
ALTERNATE: “The Motto” (Drake, Lil’ Wayne)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
PREDICTION: Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream, “No Church in the Wild”
ALTERNATE: Nas & Amy Winehouse, “Cherry Wine”

COUNTRY FIELD

Best Country Solo Performance
PREDICTION: Eric Church, “Springsteen”
ALTERNATE: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
PREDICTION: Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
ALTERNATE: The Time Jumpers, “On the Outskirts of the Town”

Best Country Album
PREDICTION: Miranda Lambert, “Four The Record”
ALTERNATE: Hunter Hayes, “Hunter Hayes”

Best Country Song: “Springsteen” (Eric Church)
ALTERNATE: “Blown Away” (Carrie Underwood)

AMERICAN ROOTS

Best Americana Album
PREDICTION: Mumford & Sons, “Babel”
ALTERNATE: The Lumineers, “The Lumineers”

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
PREDICTION: The Muppets
ALTERNATE: Rock of Ages

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
PREDICTION: The Artist
ALTERNATE: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Song Written for Visual Media
PREDICTION: “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games
ALTERNATE:” Abraham’s Daughter” from The Hunger Games

MUSIC VIDEO

Short Form Music Video
PREDICTION: Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
ALTERNATE: MIA, “Bad Girls”

What are your predictions? Do you think the Black Keys will sweep? Will Beyonce win her 17th Grammy? And who will win the coveted Album of the Year award?

Do not forget to catch the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Monday here in the Philippines, 9AM on Star World)!

As always, you can follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

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