My Big Bold Grammy Nomination Predictions!

Tomorrow night CBS will air their live Grammy nomination concert featuring performances by former winners Lady Gaga, Sugarland, Rihanna, and Usher who are all likely to hear their names in this year’s list of contenders. Also performing are likely nominees Jason Aldean (who could wind up with 5 nominations alongside duet partner Kelly Clarkson), The Band Perry and Ludacris. But the one name you are likely to hear more than any other is Adele who should be the front-runner for all the big categories and could wind up with at least 7 nods (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Album, Pop Solo, Pop Collaboration, and Short form Music Video). Other acts who could wind up with multiple nominations include Tony Bennett (with the late Amy Winehouse) in the General and Pop Fields,  Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z in the rap categories, Beyonce v. former band mate Kelly Rowland in R&B, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars in Pop, Robyn in Dance and Aldean, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Brad Paisley in Country.
There are some interesting changes this year too that should impact the categories. They combined the Male and Female categories into one Solo category in each field along with combining the Group and Collaboration categories into one contest for Vocal Duo, Group or Collaboration. Because of these changes, I think there may be 6 acts in several of these categories. But enough of my babbling… Take a look at my predictions for the Big 4 categories and the Pop Field and check back tomorrow for the full list of nominees.

My Big Bold Grammy Nomination Predictions~

Album of the Year:
Adele- 21
Jason Aldean- My Kinda Party
Tony Bennett- Duets II
Lady Gaga- Born This Way
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy- Kanye West
~spoilers: The Union- Leon Russell & Elton John, Doo Wops & Hooligans- Bruno Mars, So Beautiful or So What- Paul Simon, Speak Now- Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Rolling in the Deep”- Adele
“Firework”- Katy Perry
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”- Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
“Grenade”- Bruno Mars
“Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People
~spoilers: “Fuckin’ Perfect”- P!nk, “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera, “Super Bass”- Nicki Minaj, “The Lady is a Tramp”- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Song of the Year:
“Rolling in the Deep”- Adele
“Firework”- Katy Perry
“Fuckin’ Perfect”- Pink
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”- Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
“Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People
~spoilers: “Back to December”- Taylor Swift, “Grenade”- Bruno Mars, , “Paradise”- Coldplay, “All of the Lights”- Kanye West, “You and I”- Lady Gaga

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
Foster the People
Jessie J
Nicki Minaj
~spoilers: The Civil Wars, Christina Perri, LMFAO

Pop Solo Performance:
“Someone Like You”- Adele
“Mr. Know It All”- Kelly Clarkson
“You and I”- Lady Gaga
“Grenade”- Bruno Mars
“Firework”- Katy Perry
“Fuckin’ Perfect”- Pink
~spoilers: “Best Thing I Never Had”- Beyonce, “So Beautiful or So What”- Paul Simon, “Jar of Hearts”- Christina Perri

Pop Performance Duo, Group or Collaboration:
“Need You Now”- Adele & Darius Rucker
“Body & Soul”- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Paradise”- Coldplay
“Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera
“Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People
~spoilers: “E.T.”- Katy Perry w/ Kanye West, “The Lady is a Tramp”- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, “For the First Time”- The Script, “Give You Everything Tonight”- Pitbull w/ Ne Yo, Nayer & Afrojack,

Pop Album:
21- Adele
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Doo Wops & Hooligans- Bruno Mars
The Union- Leon Russell & Elton John
So Beautiful or So What- Paul Simon
~spoilers: Femme Fatale- Britney Spears, Loud- Rihanna, The Ladykiller- CeeLo Green

* One interesting note~ Lady Gaga’s record company did NOT submit the single “Born This Way” for Record or Song of the Year or any single in the Dance categories. I think they screwed up big time. They did submit “Judas” and “You and I” in the Record and Song categories but those will have to fight hard to grab a nod…

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