Grammy Predictions 2013: Who will (and should) win

7 Feb

With six artists vying for the most awards at six nominations each, and a couple of close contenders with four or five nods, it’s hard to say who, if anyone, will clean up at this year’s annual Grammy Awards. Keep reading for my predictions on who will, and who should, go home with Grammys this year in some of the more popular categories.

Record of the Year
“Lonely Boy” Black Keys
“Stronger What Doesn’t Kill You” Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” fun.
“Somebody that I Used to Know” Gotye ft. Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” Frank Ocean
“We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift

The Grammy goes to: “We Are Young”
Its upbeat sound and meaningful lyrics give it a necessary edge over Gotye’s popular single.
The Grammy should go to: “We Are Young” fun.
This infectious tune gets even better with Janelle Monae’s vocals.

Some Nights cover

Album of the Year
El Camino Black Keys
Some Night fun.
Babel Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange Frank Ocean
Blumberbuss Jack White

The Grammy goes to: Some Nights
Though Channel Orange comes dangerously close, the Grammys has never been too kind to “urban” music in these categories.

The Grammy should go to: Some Nights
When was the last time you played an album without hitting the skip button?

Song of the Year
“Adorn” Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” fun.

The Grammy goes to: “We Are Young”

The Grammy should go to: “We Are Young”
The quality of this track makes it the top contender for this category despite the catchiness of Carly Rae Jepsen’s single.

 

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

The Grammy goes to:  Hunter Hayes 
This category always seems to shock so he’ll likely beat out Frank Ocean, fun. and The Lumineers.

The Grammy should go to: Frank Ocean
Channel Orange is EXACTLY what the music industry needed, and his phenomenal work on Watch the Throne shows he’s more than a one-trick pony.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Shake It Out” Florence and the Machine
“We Are Young” fun. ft. Janelle Monae
“Somebody that I Used to Know” Gotye ft. Kimbra
“Sexy and I Know It” LMFAO
“Payphone” Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

The Grammy Goes to: “Sexy and I Know It”
LMFAO isn’t afraid to let loose and there is a lot of quality artistry to this single.

The Grammy should go to: “We Are Young”
Janelle Monae lending her vocals really is the icing on the cake for this single.

Best R&B Performance
“Thank You” Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright” Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Ledisi
“I Want You” Luke James
“Adorn” Miguel
“Climax” Usher

The Grammy goes to: “I Want You”
The Academy can probably appreciate the soul in this record that the greater masses seem to be ignoring.
The Grammy should go to: “Adorn”
Compared to the rest of this all-male contender list, really Miguel put his everything into this one.

MiguelFour-time Grammy nominee

Miguel
Four-time Grammy nominee

Best R&B Song
“Adorn” Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” Tamia
“Heart Attack” Trey Songz
“Pray For Me” Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” Elle Varner

The Grammy goes to: “Adorn”
If Frank Ocean weren’t here, Miguel would be taking over the R&B game.
The Grammy should go to: “Heart Attack”
This song is REAL. Just like the entire fun. album.

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Lately” Anita Baker
“Love on Top” Beyonce
“Wrong Side of a Love Song” Melanie Fiona
“Real Good Hands” Gregory Porter
“If Only You Knew” SWV

The Grammy goes to:”Love on Top”
There’s a reason it’s the official Year of Beyonce.
The Grammy should go to: “Love on Top”
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream Miguel
Channel Orange Frank Ocean

The Grammy goes to: “Channel Orange”
Chris Brown’s album is great but would they really give it to him?

The Grammy should go to: “Channel Orange”
This is another album that needs no skip button, even the interludes are dope.

With six nomination, Jay-Z is bound to take home at least one

With six nomination, Jay-Z is bound to take home at least one

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Wild Ones” Flo Rida ft. Sia
“No Church in the Wild” Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Frank Oceam and The Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” John Legend ft. Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” Nas ft. Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

The Grammy goes to: “Talk That Talk”
Three of Ri-Ri’s five Grammys are in this category. She’s got this.

The Grammy should go to: “No Church in the Wild”
Frank Ocean’s vocals gave this song life! Either way Jay will probably take it.

 

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  1. Grammys 2013: The Black Keys, Gotye, Skrillex and Watch the Throne big winners, Performances generally lackluster « Living Fiesta - February 11, 2013

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