Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Rap Field

58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field

2015 was a big year for hip-hop as some of the heavyweights in rap music released both commercially and critically successful albums. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Nicki Minaj are expected to dominate this year’s rap field. The question is who will be competing against them? Let’s see the odds:

Best Rap Performance

  1. Kendrick Lamar — Alright
  2. Drake — Energy
  3. Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne — Truffle Butter
  4. Fetty Wap — Trap Queen
  5. J. Cole — Apparently

As I mentioned above. Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Nicki Minaj could be present in all of the four categories of the rap field. Lamar’s “Alright”, Drake’s “Energy” and Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rap field”

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58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field

The R&B field could see a combination of veterans, newcommers, mainstream hip-hop collaborations, and long-time GRAMMY darlings. The Soul Train Music Awards, happening next week (Sunday, Nov. 29) could give us a glimpse on what to expect for this field. Here are the odds:

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

  1. The Weeknd — Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  2. Beyoncé — 7/11
  3. Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko — Post to Be
  4. Drake & PartyNextDoor — Wednesday Night Interlude
  5. Miguel — Coffee

The Weeknd was one of the top-selling artists of the year, maybe the best in the urban music scene. “Earned It” was both a commercial and critic success. Some Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the R&B field”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Alternative Field, Rock Field

58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rock & Alternative fields

It is time to look at the contenders for the Rock & Alternative fields. The Rock field is as usual very hard to predict. Two years ago the Academy went veteran. But last year the winners and nominees were a bit mainstream and we saw several quasi-rock songs. Therefore, this year I am going to try to predict both and see if I get a better outcome. As for the Alternative field, it is not highly competitive. Let’s take a look:

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

  1. Foo Fighters — Something From Nothing
  2. Alabama Shakes — Don’t Wanna Fight
  3. Mumford & Sons — Believe
  4. Ryan Adams — Bad Blood
  5. AC/DC — Rock Or Bust

Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Rock & Alternative fields”

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58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field

We are less than a month away from knowing who are the nominees for the 58th GRAMMYs. As I mentioned on my previous post, I’d be predicting the mainstream fields and this is the turn for the field that everybody hates and loves: Pop. And this year’s pop field could simply be an extension of the general field contenders. Let’s take a look:

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  1. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  2. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  3. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  4. Pharrell Williams — Freedom
  5. Ellie Goulding — Love Me Like You Do

The three main contenders here (Swift, The Weeknd, Sheeran) Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field”

Posted in Album of the Year, Best New Artist, GRAMMY Awards, Record of the Year, Song of the Year

58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field

The submissions are in and the date for the nominations have been set (December 7), hence it is time to start rounding out the final predictions for the 58th GRAMMY Awards. And today we will be looking at the major contenders for the general field. In the following weeks, I’ll be posting predictions for the mainstream fields.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

  1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
  2. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  3. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  4. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  5. Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney — FourFiveSeconds

The Record of the Year line-up hasn’t change much (or hardly at all) since the Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field”