2013 Grammy Awards Predictions

grammys-2013The Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Album of the Year:
– “El Camino,” The Black Keys
– “Some Nights,” fun.
– “Babel,” Mumford & Sons
– “channel ORANGE,” Frank Ocean
– “Blunderbuss,” Jack White

This is a really solid group of albums, but I’m wondering if all of the alternative/rock albums are going to cancel each other out. Frank Ocean sticks out of the group as an R&B artist that the critics truly love. But I feel this is going to come down between “El Camino” and “Some Nights.” While I personally like The Black Keys a lot more, you can’t deny that this was a fantastic year for fun.

Prediction: “Some Nights,” fun.

Record of the Year:
– “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
– “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
– “We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monae
– “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
– “Thinkin Bout You,” Frank Ocean
– “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift

It’s really hard for me to pick against Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” but while it was a huge song of the past year, I don’t think it’s going to win. I’m going to be predicting a fun. sweep of the top three awards, though I really wouldn’t be surprised if it loses a category or two. This isn’t a year like when Adele swept the ceremony because let’s face it, fun. is no where close to Adele. But these are my predictions nonetheless.

Prediction: “We Are Young,” fun.

Song of the Year:
– “The A Team,” Ed Sheeran
– “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel
– “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay
– “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Jorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi
– “We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess

The songwriters get this award and while “Call Me Maybe” got stuck in everyone’s head for far too long the past year, how does fun. lose this award to a forgettable pop song?

Prediction: “We Are Young,” fun.

New Artist of the Year:
– Alabama Shakes
– fun.
– Hunter Hayes
– The Lumineers
– Frank Ocean

We have fun. vs. Frank Ocean in this category and since I already predicted fun. to win the top awards, Frank Ocean definitely deserves an award or two this year. Meanwhile, the other three nominees are just happy to be invited to the dance.

Prediction: Frank Ocean

Pop Solo Performance:
– “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
– “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
– “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
– “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry
– “Where Have You Been,” Rihanna

Can any of these gals really beat out Adele? Even if it is a live version of a song from last year? Of course she can!

Prediction: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele

Pop Vocal Album:
– “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
– “Ceremonials,” Florence & the Machine
– “Some Nights,” fun.
– “Overexposed,” Maroon 5
– “The Truth About Love,” Pink

It just feels right to keep riding the fun. train.

Prediction: “Some Nights,” fun.

Rock Performance:
– “Hold On,” Alabama Shakes
– “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
– “Charlie Brown,” Coldplay
– “I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons
– “We Take Care of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen

The Black Keys will walk away with at least one Grammy on Sunday, and this should be one of them.

Prediction: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

Rock Album:
– “El Camino,” The Black Keys
– “Mylo Xyloto,” Coldplay
– “The 2nd Law,” Muse
– “Wrecking Ball,” Bruce Springsteen
– “Blunderbuss,” Jack White

While I really liked “Blunderbuss” and “Wrecking Ball,” The Black Keys will be awarded with the best rock album of the year.

Prediction: “El Camino,” The Black Keys

Country Solo Performance:
– “Home,” Dierks Bentley
– “Springsteen,” Eric Church
– “Cost of Livin’,” Ronnie Dunn
– “Wanted,” Hunter Hayes
– “Over,” Blake Shelton
– “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

This award will hopefully go to my favorite Country song of 2012.

Prediction: “Springsteen,” Eric Church

Country Album:
– “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band
– “Hunter Hayes,” Hunter Hayes
– “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran,” Jamey Johnson
– “Four the Record,” Miranda Lambert
– “The Time Jumpers,” Time Jumpers

I see this coming down to Miranda Lambert vs. Zac Brown Band. Both had excellent records, but I’ll have to go with “Uncaged.”

Prediction: “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band

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3 Responses to 2013 Grammy Awards Predictions

  1. Chantal M. says:

    Interesting predictions. I think that this years grammys brought many surprises, but I enjoyed watching them thanks to the performances. Justin Timberlake was great, I’m glad he’s back. Think he’s the next years big winner.

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