Posted in GRAMMY Awards

Is the GRAMMY.com poll giving us a hint?

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Earlier this week, GRAMMY.com launched a poll asking us who will be nominated for the 57th GRAMMY Awards this coming Friday, December 5th. You can cast your vote here.

The poll features six former GRAMMY winners: Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift, and Jack White. Are they giving us a hint on who will get the most nominations? For now, let’s take a look at the odds for these artists:

Justin Timberlake: Two of his singles have been submitted for Record of the Year: “Not A Bad Thing” and “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Michael Jackson. Neither of them seem to have big chances in the general field. Continue reading “Is the GRAMMY.com poll giving us a hint?”

Posted in Country Field, GRAMMY Awards, Uncategorized

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Country field

The country field usually features traditional country music versus the current alternative/country pop trend. And this year there is no exception as big name, middle-of-the-road, and breakthrough artists are all in contention. And, here are the predictions:

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Miranda Lambert — Automatic
  • Carrie Underwood — Something in the Water
  • Eric Church — Give Me Back My Hometown
  • Hunter Hayes — Invisible
  • Cole Swindell — Chillin’ It


Two women can be considered the strongest bets in this category: Former winner, Miranda Lambert who’s been on the GRAMMYs radar for the last four years, should have no problem with “Automatic”, the 2014 CMA winner for Single of the Year. Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Country field”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Rap Field

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field

The rap field is rather weak this year; mostly due to the fact that some of the main contenders (Beyonce/Jay-Z, Iggy Azalea, Chris Brown) were relegated to either the Pop or R&B fields. And this move make the predictions even harder. There are, however, some major competitors still in the running. And, here are the predictions:

Best Rap Performance

  • Eminem — Rap God
  • Wiz Khalifa — We Dem Boyz
  • Lil Wayne ft. Drake — Believe Me
  • Childish Gambino — 3005
  • Nicki Minaj — Anaconda

13-time GRAMMY winner, Eminem is the top contender in this category for his mind-blowing tune “Rap God”as he has virtually no competition. Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, R&B Field

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field

After the submissions the R&B field became more competitive now that several ‘hip-hop’ records ended up in this field. This year we might also have a lot of big names in competition. It is also a field hard to predict as sometimes the Academy voters go for authentic R&B artists, but we’ve also had new ‘urban contemporary’ acts in the running.

Here are the predictions:

Best R&B Performance

  • Beyoncé & Jay-Z — Drunk In Love
  • Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & French Montana — Loyal (East Coast Version)
  • Jhené Aiko — The Worst
  • Ledisi — Like This
  • Robert Glasper ft. Emeli Sandé — Somebody Else

Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field”

Posted in Dance/Electronica Field, GRAMMY Awards

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Dance/Electronic Field

This year’s race for the Dance/Electronic field doesn’t seem to be highly competitive. The question is whether Academy voters will decide for the usual big names of the EDM world or for the breakthrough artists. This field usually comes up with surprises, whatsoever. And, here are the predictions:

Best Dance Recording

  • Zedd ft. Hayley Williams — Stay the Night
  • Calvin Harris — Summer
  • Kiesza — Hideaway
  • Disclosure ft. Mary J Blige — F For You
  • Skrillex ft. Kill the Noise, Fatman Scoop & Michael Angelakos — Recess

Last year’s winner, German-based house DJ Zedd is back with his second most famous song, “Stay the Night” featuring vocals by Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams.  Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Dance/Electronic Field”

Posted in Alternative Field, GRAMMY Awards

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Alternative Field

It is still unclear what the Academy considers “Alternative Music”. It is clearly not considered a separate genre from Pop or Rock neither a form of “independent music” (that could also explain why there’s a sole category in this field).

Many artists considered “indie” or “alternative” were switched to mainstream categories and viceversa. However, thanks to our forum friends from GoldDerby, we could get a list of submissions. And here are the predictions:

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Jack White — Lazaretto
  • Arcade Fire — Reflektor
  • St. Vincent — St. Vincent
  • The War On Drugs — Lost in the Dream
  • Broken Bells — After the Disco

Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Alternative Field”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Rock Field

57th GRAMMYs: PREDICTIONS FOR THE ROCK FIELD

The Rock field at the GRAMMYs is always difficult to predict. Last year, veterans dominated the field. But this year, we don’t seem to have that many. Consequently, ‘alternative’ rock acts are regarded as the main competitors. Yet, Academy voters usually have mixed feelings toward alternative artists.

I could have everything wrong here. Anyway, here are the predictions:

Best Rock Performance

  • Jack White — Lazaretto
  • The Black Keys — Fever
  • Arctic Monkeys — Do I Wanna Know?
  • Imagine Dragons ft. Kendrick Lamar — Radioactive (Live)
  • Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes

The front-runner here is definitely Jack White for his Americana-influenced tune “Lazaretto”. Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: PREDICTIONS FOR THE ROCK FIELD”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Pop Field

57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field

2014 was a great year for pop music; thus making this field highly competitive with crossover hits, breakthrough artists, and new critically-acclaimed records from former nominees.

These are the predictions for the pop field:

Best Pop Solo Performance 

  • Pharrell Williams — Happy (Live)
  • Sam Smith — Stay with Me
  • Beyoncé — Pretty Hurts
  • Sia — Chandelier
  • John Legend — All of Me (Live)

Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field”