And the Grammy goes too..

So, this basically become something that you haven’t been able to escape this week, here are my predictions for who I think is going to go home with a Grammy. These are necessarily who I would want to win, but it’s who I think will win.

Best Album of the Year
» The Black Keys – El Camino
» Fun. – Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons – Babel
» Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
» Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
» The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
(You know how much I love T-Swift, but “Somebody” was a a smash!)

Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Fun.
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean
(I love all of these artists so much. This has been the deepest BNA field in several years. Personally I’d like to see Hunter Hayes go home with it, but I think he’s probably a non-factor in this race.)

Best Pop Vocal Album
» Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
» Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
» Fun. – Some Nights
» Maroon 5 – Overexposed
» Pink – The Truth About Love
(I’m not sure that Fun. is going to go home with Album of the Year, because the Academy loves Mumford & Sons, but I think this might be a consolation prize for them.)

Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”
» Miguel – “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. – “We Are Young”
(Man, I really, really, really want Ed Sheeran to win this one. Because he is the bomb. But I can’t see how there was a bigger some than “Call Me Maybe.” Carly Rae deserves to win this category. However, The Academy doesn’t always appreciate straight pop music. They usually go with alternative/indie stuff.)

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”
» Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
» Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
» Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
(Will anyone ever beat Adele out for a Grammy?)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”
» Fun. – “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
» Maroon 5 – “Payphone”
(If LMFAO wins this award I will be ashamed of the Grammys. It will be a very low point for them. And the other artists I don’t even really consider “pop.”)

Best Rock Album
» The Black Keys, El Camino
» Muse, The 2nd Law
» Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
» Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
» Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album
» Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
» Bjork, Biophilia
» Gotye, Making Mirrors
» M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
» Tom Waits, Bad As Me

Best Rap Album
» Drake, Take Care
» Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
» The Roots, Undun
» Nas, Life Is Good
» Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
» 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story
(It’s time for Drake to get some Grammy love. If he can make me like rap music he’s gotta be something special.)

Best Country Song
» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
» Ronnie Dunn -“Cost of Livin’ ”
» Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
» Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
» Eric Church – “Springsteen”
(I’m hoping that he wins this one, so that Carrie can win the next one.)

Best Country Solo Performance
» Dierks Bentley – “Home”
» Eric Church – “Springsteen”
» Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’ ”
» Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
» Blake Shelton – “Over”
» Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
(I love me some Hunter Hayes, but should anyone ever beat Carrie Underwood in a performance category? The answer is no.)

Best Americana Album
» The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
» John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
» The Lumineers, The Lumineers
» Mumford & Sons, Babel
» Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

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  1. I didn’t know you have a blog, Misty! I missed the Grammys–like completely forgot they were on until I checked Twitter, and by that time, it was too late to bother. Thanks for the recap! The only issue I take with the winners is that The Lumineers didn’t pick up anything.

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