57th Annual #GRAMMYs (Nominee Predictions)

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GRAMMY noms are set to be announced all throughout the day tomorrow and I’m super excited to say the least.  This award in particular is always fun to predict due to the wide range of possibilities each year.  Just last cycle, many people (including myself) assumed Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience would show up in Album of the Year only to be snubbed in favor of Sara Bareilles’ (more under the radar) The Blessed Unrest.  Without further ado, here’s my take on what we can expect to see in the “big four” categories along with other genre fields (actual nominees in bold):

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Sam Smith, “Stay with Me”

Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy (Live)”

next in line Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence

Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Various Artists, Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

next in line Ed Sheeran, x

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)

“Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

“Say Something,” Ian Axel, Mike Campbell & Chad Vaccarino, songwriters (A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera)

“Stay with Me,” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)

“Take Me to Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

next in line “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)

BEST NEW ARTIST

Jhené Aiko

Disclosure

Iggy Azalea

Sam Smith

LiV Warfield

next in line MAGIC!

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

John Legend, “All of Me (Live)”

Sia, “Chandelier”

Sam Smith, “Stay with Me”

Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy (Live)”

next in line Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

MAGIC!, “Rude”

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

next in line – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence

Katy Perry, Prism

Ed Sheeran, x

Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear

Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

next in line – Ariana Grande, My Everything

BEST DANCE RECORDING

Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige, “F for You”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”

Skrillex & Kill the Noise feat. Fatman Scoop & Michael Angelakos, “Recess”

Zedd feat. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

next in line – Kiesza, “Hideaway”

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Aphex Twin, Syro

Clean Bandit, New Eyes

deadmau5, while(1<2)

Röyksopp & Robyn, Do It Again

Skrillex, Recess

next in line – Duck Sauce, Quack

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek

Annie Lennox, Nostalgia

Seth MacFarlane, Holiday for Swing

Barry Manilow, Night Songs

Barbra Streisand, Partners

next in line – Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”

The Black Keys, “Fever”

Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, “Forgotten Man”

Jack White, “Lazaretto”

next in line – KONGOS, “Come with Me Now”

BEST ROCK SONG

“Ain’t It Fun,” Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)

“Blue Moon,” Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)

“Come with Me Now,” John J. Kongos, songwriter (KONGOS)

“Do I Wanna Know?,” Alex Turner, songwriter (Arctic Monkeys)

“Lazaretto,” Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)

next in line – “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone),” Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen, Jr., songwriters (U2)

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Beck, Morning Phase

The Black Keys, Turn Blue

Paul McCartney, New

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye

Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

next in line – Robert Plant, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

Arcade Fire, Reflektor

Broken Bells, After the Disco

FKA twigs, LP1

St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Jack White, Lazaretto

next in line – The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Jhené Aiko, “The Worst”

Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love”

Toni Braxton & Babyface – Where Did We Go Wrong?

Daley, “Love + Affection”

Calvin Richardson, “We Gon’ Love Tonite”

next in line – Chuck Brown feat. Faith Evans & Raheem DeVaughn, “Best In Me”

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Aloe Blacc, “The Man”

AverySunshine, “Call My Name”

Mary J. Blige, “Therapy”

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “Stranger to My Happiness”

LiV Warfield, “Stay – Soul Lifted”

next in line – Smokey Robinson feat. John Legend, “Quiet Storm”

BEST R&B SONG

“Beautiful,” Arden Altino, Jerry Duplessis & Kortney Pollard, songwriters (Mali Music)

“New Flame,” Eric Bellinger, Chris Brown, Justin Chambers, Malissa Hunter, Justin Booth Johnson, Mark Pitts, Usher Raymond IV, William Roberts, Verse Simmonds & Keith Thomas, songwriters (Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross)

“Therapy,” Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith & Eg White, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)

“Where Did We Go Wrong?,” Toni Braxton & Kenneth Edmonds, songwriters (Toni Braxton & Babyface)

“The Worst,” Jhené Chilombo, songwriter (Jhené Aiko)

next in line – “We Gon’ Love Tonite,” Eric Benét, Demonté Posey & Calvin Richardson, songwriters (Calvin Richardson)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Jhené Aiko, Sail Out

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Luke James, Luke James

Mali Music, Mali is…

Pharrell Williams, G I R L

next in line – LiV Warfield, The Unexpected

BEST R&B ALBUM

Aloe Blacc, Lift Your Spirit

Toni Braxton & Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce

Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio 2

Kem, Promise to Love

Calvin Richardson, I Am Calvin

next in line – AverySunshine, The Sun Room

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

Eminem, “Rap God”

Lil Wayne feat. Drake, “Believe Me”

Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”

ScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Collard Greens”

Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”

next in line – YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan, “My Nigga”

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

Angel Haze feat. Sia, “Battle Cry”

Common feat. Jhené Aiko, “Blak Majik”

Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster”

ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid, “Studio”

Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”

next in line – Wiz Khalifa feat. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign, “You and Your Friends”

BEST RAP SONG

“Believe Me,” Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez & Matthew Samuels, songwriters (Lil Wayne feat. Drake)

“Bound 2,” Mike Dean, Malik Jones, Che Pope, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, John Stephens, Kanye West, Charlie Wilson & Cydel Young, songwriters (Robert Dukes, Bob Massey, Ronnie Self & Norman Whiteside, songwriters) (Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson)

“My Nigga,” Mikely Adam, Keenon Jackson, Jay Jenkins, Dequantes Lamar, Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Calvin Broadus, Awood Johnson, Craig Lawson & Corey Miller, songwriters) (YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)

“Rap God,” Stephen Hacker, Matthew Delgiorno, Marshall Mathers, Bigram Zayas, songwriters (Dania Birks, Juana Burns, Douglas Davis, Juanita Lee, Kim Nazel, Fatima Shaheed & Richard Walters, songwriters) (Eminem)

“Studio,” Quincy Henley, Bryan Sledge & Steve Thornton, songwriters (ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)

next in line – “Move That Dope,” Pierre Slaughter, Terrence Thornton, Nayvadius Wilburn, Michael Williams & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

BEST RAP ALBUM

Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron

Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood

YG, My Krazy Life

next in line – Future, Honest

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”

Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”

Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”

Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”

Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”

next in line – Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Zac Brown Band, “All Alright”

Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”

Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”

Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

Trisha Yearwood feat. Kelly Clarkson, “Prizefighter”

next in line – Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“Automatic,” Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church & Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church)

“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson & Rob Hatch, songwriters (Lee Brice)

“Invisible,” Bonnie Baker, Katrina Elam & Hunter Hayes, songwriters (Hunter Hayes)

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill)

next in line – “Drink a Beer,” Jim Beavers & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Luke Bryan)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Dierks Bentley, Riser

Eric Church, The Outsiders

Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Tim McGraw, Sundown Heaven Town

Blake Shelton, BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE

next in line – Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The Fault in Our Stars

Frozen

Get on Up: The James Brown Story

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

The Walking Dead: Vol. 2

next in line – The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Vol. 2

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“Everything Is AWESOME!!! [from The LEGO Movie],” Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Korma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island)

“I See Fire [from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug],” Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)

“Let It Go [from Frozen],” Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

“The Moon Song [from Her],” Spike Jonze & Karen Orzolek, songwriters (Karen O & Ezra Koenig)

“Ordinary Love [from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom],” Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen, Jr., songwriters (U2)

next in line – “Yellow Flicker Light [from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1],” Joel Little & Ella Yelich-O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

Dan Auerbach

Greg Kurstin

Max Martin

Jack White

Pharrell Williams

next in line – Ryan Tedder

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Beyoncé, “Pretty Hurts” (Melina Matsoukas, director)

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What” (DANIELS, directors)

Fitz & the Tantrums, “The Walker” (Warren Kommers, director)

OK Go, “The Writing’s on the Wall” (Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, Jr. & Bob Partington, directors)

Sia, “Chandelier” (Daniel Askill & Sia, directors)

next in line – Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (We Are from L.A., directors)

BEST MUSIC FILM

Gregg Allman, All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman

Beyoncé & Jay-Z, On the Run Tour

Lana Del Rey, Tropico

Morrissey, 25: Live

P!nk, The Truth About Love: Live from Melbourne

next in line – Imagine Dragons, The Making of Night Visions / Live at Red Rocks

Posted by Brian Buchana (@dynasty86)
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