The Grammy Winners Are … (according to me)

MP900440985This Sunday, February 10th, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast, and I thought I would use my vast (more like nonexistent) predictive powers and go ahead and tell everyone who is going to win in the below categories (I was going to attempt all categories, but I realized there are infinite categories, so I had to narrow it down – it still took me longer than I anticipated).  What I thought I would do is, at the end of each category, announce who I think should win, and then who will probably will; and more than likely both will be wrong.  A little disclaimer before we get started:  Any difference between who I think should win, and who will probably win does not mean that I think one is necessarily better than the other; it is just my subjective feeling towards the artists in the category.  In most instances I think whoever wins is the “right” choice.  The fact that each of these artists are nominated for a Grammy means that each are worthy of winning a Grammy.

Without further ado the Grammy(s) goes to…

Record of the Year

I think the winner should be – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

The winner will probably be – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

Song of the Year

I think the winner should be – We are Young, by Fun.

The winner will probably be – Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen

Best New Artist

I think the winner should be – Alabama Shakes

The winner will probably be – Fun.

Album of the Year

I think the winner should be – El Camino, by The Black Keys

The winner will probably be  – El Camino, by The Black Keys

Best Pop Solo Performance

I think the winner should be – Set Fire to the Rain [Live], by Adele

The winner will probably be – Set Fire to the Rain [Live], by Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

I think the winner should be – Somebody that I Used to Know, by Gotye, Featuring Kimbra

The winner will probably be – We are Young, by Fun., Featuring Janelle Monae

Best Pop Vocal Album

I think the winner should be – Some Nights, by Fun.

The winner will probably be – The Truth About Love, by Pink

Best Dance Recording

I think the winner should be – Don’t Worry Child, by Swedish House Mafia, featuring John Martin

The winner will probably be – Bangarang, by Skrillex, featuring Sirah

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

 I think the winner should be – No Reflection, by Marilyn Manson

The winner will probably be – Love Bites (So Do I), by Halestorm

 Best Rock Performance

I think the winner should be – Hold On, by Alabama Shakes

The winner will probably be – Lonely Boy, by The Black Keys

Best Rock Song

I think the winner should be – Lonely Boy, by The Black Keys

The winner will probably be – Freedom at 21, by Jack White

Best Rock Album

I think the winner should be – El Camino, by The Black Keys

The winner will probably be – El Camino, by The Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album

    • • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple
    • • Biophilia – Björk
    • • Making Mirrors – Gotye
    • • Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. – M83
    • • Bad As Me – Tom Waits

I think the winner should be – Biophilia, by Bjork

I think the winner will be – Making Mirrors, by Gotye

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

I think the winner should be – No Church in the Wild, by Jay-Z & Kanye West, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

I think the winner will be – No Church in the Wild, by Jay-Z & Kanye West, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

Best Rap Song

I think the winner should be – Mercy, by Kanye West, featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz

The winner will probably be – N*****s in Paris, by Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Rap Album

    • • Take Care – Drake
    • • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
    • • Life Is Good – Nas
    • • Undun – The Roots
    • • God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
    • • Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

I think the winner should be – Undun, by The Roots

The winner will probably be – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, by Lupe Fiasco

Best R&B Performance

I think the winner should be – Adorn, by Miguel

The winner will probably be – Climax, by Usher

Best Country Solo Performance

I think the winner should be – Blown Away, by Carrie Underwood

The winner will probably be – Wanted, by Hunter Hayes

Best Country/Duo Group Performance

I think the winner should be – Pontoon, by Little Big Town

The winner will probably be – Safe & Sound, by Taylor Swift, featuring The Civil Wars

Best Country Song

I think the winner should be – Blown Away, by Carrie Underwood

The winner will probably be – Blown Away, by Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album

I think the winner should be – Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, by Jamey Johnson

The winner will probably be – Hunter Hayes, by Hunter Hayes