#53rd Annual #GRAMMY Award #Winner #Predictions

Well guys…the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are finally upon us!  Below, I have listed my predictions for winners in fifty-five different categories ranging from genres such as Pop, R&B and country.  More so, I have made runner-up positions for those nominees that could as easily beat the given frontrunners for the prize.  So, without further ado, here they are:

Record of the Year

Winner: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Runner-up: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

Album of the Year

Winner: Eminem, Recovery

Runner-up: Arcade Fire, The Suburbs


Song of the Year

Winner: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Runner-up: “Love the Way You Lie,” Alexander Grant, Holly Hafermann & Marshall Mathers (Eminem & Rihanna)

Best New Artist

Winner: Drake

Runner-up: Justin Bieber

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Winner: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Runner-up: Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Winner: Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

Runner-up: Michael Jackson, “This Is It”

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocals

Winner: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”

Runner-up: Sade, “Babyfather”

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Winner: Elton John & Leon Russell, “If It Wasn’t for Bad”

Runner-up: Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, “Imagine”

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Winner: Jeff Beck, “Nessun Dorma”

Runner-up: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, “Sleepwalk”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Winner: Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Runner-up: Katy Perry, Teenage Dream


Best Dance Recording

Winner: Lady Gaga, “Dance in the Dark”

Runner-up: Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Winner: The Chemical Brothers, Further

Runner-up: La Roux, La Roux


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Winner: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love

Runner-up: Barbra Streisand, Love Is the Answer


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Winner: Neil Young, “Angry World”

Runner-up: John Mayer, “Crossroads”

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Winner: The Black Keys, “Tighten Up”

Runner-up: Arcade Fire, “Ready to Start”

Best Hard Rock Performance

Winner: Them Crooked Vultures, “New Fang”

Runner-up: Ozzy Osbourne, “Let Me Hear You Scream”

Best Metal Performance

Winner: Korn, “Let the Guilt Go”

Runner-up: Slayer, “World Painted Blood”

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Winner: Jeff Beck, “Hammerhead”

Runner-up: The Black Keys, “Black Mud”

Best Rock Song

Winner: “Tighten Up,” Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)

Runner-up: “Resistance,” Matthew Bellamy (Muse)

Best Rock Album

Winner: Muse, The Resistance

Runner-up: Neil Young, Le Noise


Best Alternative Music Album

Winner: Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Runner-up: The Black Keys, Brothers


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Winner: Fantasia, “Bittersweet”

Runner-up: Monica, “Everything to Me”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Winner: Usher, “There Goes My Baby”

Runner-up: El DeBarge, “Second Chance”

Best R&B Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals

Winner: Sade, “Soldier of Love”

Runner-up: John Legend & the Roots, “Shine”

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Winner: John Legend & the Roots, “Hang on in There”

Runner-up: R. Kelly, “When a Woman Loves”

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Winner: Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You”

Runner-up: Janelle Monáe & Big Boi, “Tightrope”

Best R&B Song

Winner: “Shine,” John Stephens (John Legend & the Roots)

Runner-up: “Bittersweet,” Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly (Fantasia)

Best R&B Album

Winner: John Legend & the Roots, Wake Up!

Runner-up: Fantasia, Back to Me

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Winner: Usher, Raymond v. Raymond

Runner-up: Janelle Monáe, The ArchAndroid


Best Rap Solo Performance

Winner: Eminem, “Not Afraid”

Runner-up: Drake, “Over”

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

Winner: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, “On to the Next One”

Runner-up: Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz, “Fancy”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Winner: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

Runner-up: Eminem & Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”

Best Rap Song

Winner: “Love the Way You Lie,” Alexander Grant, Holly Hafermann & Marshall Mathers (Eminem & Rihanna)

Runner-up: “Empire State of Mind,” Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Sylvia Robinson, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)

Best Rap Album

Winner: Eminem, Recovery

Runner-up: Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3


Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Winner: Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”

Runner-up: Carrie Underwood, “Temporary Home”

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Winner: Keith Urban, “‘Til Summer Comes Around”

Runner-up: Jamey Johnson, “Macon”

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Winner: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Runner-up: Zac Brown Band, “Free”

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Winner: Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson, “As She’s Walking Away”

Runner-up: Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson, “Bad Angel”

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Winner: Marty Stuart, “Hummingbyrd”

Runner-up: The Punch Brothers, New Chance Blues”

Best Country Song

Winner: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Runner-up: “The House That Built Me,” Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Album

Winner: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Runner-up: Miranda Lambert, Revolution


Best Gospel Performance

Winner: Israel Houghton, “You Hold My World”

Runner-up: BeBe & CeCe Winans, “Grace”

Best Gospel Song

Winner: “Our God,” Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves & Chris Tomlin (Chris Tomlin)

Runner-up: “Better Than a Hallelujah,” Sarah Hart & Chapin Hartford (Amy Grant)

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

Winner: David Crowder Band, Church Music

Runner-up: Gungor, Beautiful Things

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Winner: Israel Houghton, Love God. Love People.

Runner-up: tobyMac, Tonight

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Winner: Marvin Sapp, Here I Am

Runner-up: Karen Clark-Sheard, All in One

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Winner: BeBe & CeCe Winans, Still

Runner-up: Fred Hammond, Love Unstoppable


Best Musical Show Album

Winner: Billie Joe Armstrong (producer), American Idiot (featuring Green Day)

Runner-up: David Caddick & David Lai (producers), Promises, Promises

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Winner: Glee Cast, Glee: The Music, Volume 1

Runner-up: Various Artists, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Winner: Randy Newman, Toy Story 3

Runner-up: James Horner, Avatar

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Winner: “The Weary Kind (from Crazy Heart),” Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett (Ryan Bingham)

Runner-up: “I See You (from Avatar),” Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell & James Horner (Leona Lewis)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Winner: The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence & Ari Levine)

Runner-up: Danger Mouse

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Winner: David Guetta, remixer (Madonna), “Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)”

Runner-up: Mike Rizzo, remixer (Sergio Mendes), “Orpheus (Quiet Carnival) (Funk Generation Mix)”

Best Short Form Music Video

Winner: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Runner-up: (Johnny Cash), “Ain’t No Grave/The Johnny Cash Project”

Best Long Form Music Video

Winner: (The Doors), When You’re Strange

Runner-up: (Arif Mardin), The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story

Be sure to tune into the live broadcast of the 53rd Annual Grammys Awards on CBS @ 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT!!!

Posted by Brian Buchana
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