Grammy Predictions

December 7, 2011
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‘Tis the season. Awards season that is. The Grammys kick off the 2012 award season and it’s a guarantee that all of Hollywood’s A-Listers will be in attendance. So with the recent 2012 Grammy nominee announcement, DJ Tay James and I decided to have a little fun and share our predictions for the February 12, 2012 awards show.

Record of the Year: Rolling in the Deep-Adele, Holosene-Bon Iver, Grenade-Bruno Mars,  The Cave-Mumford & Sons, Firework-Katy Perry

Tay’s Pick : Rolling in the Deep-Adele

My Pick : Rolling in the Deep-Adele

Album of the Year: 21-Adele, Wasting Light-Foo Fighters, Born This Way-Lady Gaga,  Doo-Wops & Hooligans-Bruno Mars, Loud-Rhianna

Tay’s Pick: 21-Adele

My Pick: I’m torn on this one. But I’m going to agree with Tay and pick 21-Adele.

Song of the Year: All of the Lights-Kanye West, Rhianna, Kid Cudi, & Fergie, The  Cave-Mumford & Sons, Grenade-Bruno Mars, Holosene-Bon Iver, Rolling in the  Deep-Adele

Tay’s Pick: Rolling in the Deep-Adele

My Pick: Rolling in the Deep-Adele

Best New Artist: The Band Perry, Nicki Minjai, J. Cole, Bon Iver, Skrillex

Tay’s Pick: Nicki Minja

My Pick: I’m going against the odds and saying The Band Perry

Best Pop Solo Performance: Someone Like You-Adele, You and I-Lady Gaga, Grenade-Bruno Mars, Firework-Katy Perry, F***in Perfect-Pink

Tay’s Pick: Firework-Katy Perry

My Pick: You and I-Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Body & Soul-Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, Dearest-Black Keys, Paradise-Coldplay, Pumped Up Kicks-Foster The People, Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Tay’s Pick: Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

My Pick: Pumped Up Kicks-Foster The People

Best Pop Vocal Album: 21-Adele, The Lady Killer-Cee Lo Green, Born This Way-Lady Gaga, Doo-Wops & Hooligans-Bruno Mars, Loud-Rhianna

Tay’s Pick: The Lady Killer-Cee Lo Green

My Pick: 21-Adele

Best Rock Performance: Every Teardrop is a Waterfall-Coldplay, Down by the Water-The Decemberists, Walk-Foo Fighters, The Cave-Mumfor & Sons, Lotus Flower-Radiohead

Tay’s Pick: Every Teardrop is a Waterfall-Coldplay

My Pick: Walk-Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song-The Cave-Mumford & Sons, Down by the Water-The Decemberists, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall-Coldplay, Lotus Flower-Radiohead, Walk-Foo Fighters

Tay’s Pick: The Cave-Mumford & Sons

My Pick: Walk-Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album: Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul-Jeff Beck, Come Around Sundown-Kings of Leon, I’m With You-Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wasting Light-Foo Fighters, The Whole Love-Wilco

Tay’s Pick: Wasting Light-Foo Fighters

My Pick: Wasting Light-Foo Fighters

Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E-Chris Brown, Second Chance-El DeBarge, Love Letter-R. Kelly, Pieces of Me-Ledisi, Kelly-Kelly Price

Tay’s Pick: F.A.M.E-Chris Brown

My Pick: F.A.M.E.-Chris Brown

Best Rap Performance: Look At Me Now-Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Otis-Jay-Z & Kanye West, The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco, Moment 4 Life-Nicki Minaj & Drake, Black & Yellow-Wiz Khalifa

Tay’s Pick: Otis- Jay-Z & Kanye West

My Pick: Look At Me Now-Christ Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Party-Beyoncé & André 3000, I’m On One-DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, I Need A Doctor-Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey, What’s My Name-Rhianna & Drake, Motivation-Kelly Rowland & Lil  Wayne, All of the Lights-Kanye West, Rhianna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Tay’s Pick: I’m On One-DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

My Pick: I’m On One-DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Best Rap Song: All of the Lights-Kanye West, Rhianna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, Black & Yellow-Wiz Khalifa, I Need A Doctor-Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey, Look At Me Now-Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Otis-Jay-Z & Kanye West, The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco

Tay’s Pick: All of the Lights-Kanye West, Rhianna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

My Pick: Otis-Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Rap Album: Watch The Throne-Jay-Z & Kanye West, Tha Carter IV-Lil Wayne, Lasers-Lupe Fiasco, Pink Friday-Nicki Minaj, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-Kanye West

Tay’s Pick: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-Kanye West

My Pick: Tha Carter IV-Lil Wayne

Best Country Solo Performance: Dirt Road Anthem-Jason Aldean, I’m Gonna Love You Through It-Martina McBride, Honey Bee-Blake Shelton, Mean-Taylor Swift, Mama’s Song-Carrie Underwood

Tay’s Pick: Mean-Taylor Swift

My Pick: Dirt Road Anthem-Jason Aldean

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Don’t You Wanna Stay-Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, You And Tequila-Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter,Barton Hollow-The Civil Wars, Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not-Thompson Square

Tay’s Pick: You And Tequila-Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

My Pick: Don’t You Wanna Stay-Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

Best Country Album: My Kinda Party-Jason Aldean, Chief-Eric Church, Own The Night-Lady Antebellum, Red River Blue-Blake Shelton, Here For A Good Time-George Strait, Speak Now-Taylor Swift

Tay’s Pick: Speak Now-Taylor Swift

My Pick: Speak Now-Taylor Swift

Best Country Song: Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not-Thompson Square, God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton, Just Fishin’-Trace Adkins, Mean-Taylor Swift, Threaten Me With Heaven-Vince Gill, You And Tequila-Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Tay’s Pick: Mean-Taylor Swift

My Pick: God Gave Me You-Blake Shelton

 

I don’t mean to pull a Kanye, but can we take a minute to talk about who got snubbed this year? Speaking of Kanye, I think he got snubbed for Album of the Year as did Taylor Swift. And Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” is not up for Song of the Year? I’m shocked!

There were a few performers that missed the Grammy nominations this year, Justin Bieber (although his song “Born to be Somebody”, from his movie Never Say Never, is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media), LMFAO, Big Sean, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Usher.

While Tay clearly has amazing taste in music & music choice, I’m going with a few underdogs. Will Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, or Adele be the big winner of the night? Who knows? Not only am I looking forward to seeing who wins what award, I’m stoked to see the performances also.

Who do you think will be the big winner of the prestigious awards? Let us know in the comments below!

-Kellie C.

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