My Big Bold Grammy Winner Predictions

I think predicting who wins three of the big Grammy Awards this year is pretty much like taking candy from a baby. (Ooooh, I love candy… oops, sorry I got sidetracked)… You see Adele is nominated for 6 awards and 3 of them are the biggies: Record, Song and Album of the Year and she has them in the bag. And I’d say deservedly so. Her album, 21, is a colossal global smash not to mention critically acclaimed and her singles “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” are already classics. So, saying she is going to win this year is pretty darn obvious, but it’s true. The question is who else will be picking up some hardware at Sunday’s Grammy Awards on CBS. With that said, take a look at my predictions in the big 4 categories, the pop field and a few other select competitions. (Remember they combined several categories this year~ all female and male solo vocal competitions are now just “Solo” vocal, etc. So, it’s a pretty interesting race)…. And watch the show Sunday night with performances by nominees Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Rihanna, Coldplay, Katy Perry and more plus the return of Adele to the stage after her vocal surgery.

My Big Bold 2012 Grammy Winner Predictions~

Album of the Year:
21- Adele
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Doo Wops & Hooligans- Bruno Mars
Loud- Rihanna
Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
Will & Should win: Adele

Record of the Year (award to artist and producer):
“The Cave”- Mumford & Sons
“Firework”- Katy Perry
“Grenade”- Bruno Mars
“Holocene”- Bon Iver
“Rolling in the Deep”- Adele
Will & Should win- “Rolling in the Deep”- Adele

Song of the Year (award to songwriters)
“All of the Light”- Kanye West
“The Cave:- Mumford & Sons
“Grenade”- Bruno Mars
“Holocene”- Bon Iver
“Rolling in the Deep”- Adele
Will & Should win– “Rolling in the Deep”- Adele

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex
Will win: Bon Iver
Should win: Nicki Minaj
Spoiler: The Band Perry

Best Pop Album:
21- Adele
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Doo Wops and Hooligans- Bruno Mars
The Lady Killer- Cee Lo Green
Loud- Rihanna
Will & Should win: 21- Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Firework”- Katy Perry
“Fuckin’ Perfect”- Pink
“Grenade”- Bruno Mars
“Someone Like You”- Adele
“You and I”- Lady Gaga
Will & Should win: “Someone Like You”- Adele

Best Pop Performance Duo/Group or Collaboration:
“Body & Soul”- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest”- The Black Keys
“Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
“Paradise”- Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People
Will & Should win: “Body & Soul”- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
~spoiler: “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Album:
4X4=12 – Deadmau5
Body Talk- Robyn
Cut Copy- Zonoscope
Nothing but the Beat- David Guetta
Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites- Skrillex
Will win: Skrillex
Should win: Robyn
~spoiler: David Guetta

Best Dance Recording:
“Barbra Streisand”- Duck Sauce
“Call Your Girlfriend”- Robyn
“Raise Your Weapon”- Deadmau5
“Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites”- Skrillex
“Sunshine”- David Guetta
Will & Should win: Robyn
~spoiler: Skrillex

Best Rock Vocal Performance:
“The Cave”- Mumford & Sons
“Down by the Water”- The Decemberists
“Every Teardrop is a Water Fall”- Coldplay
“Lotus Flower”- Radiohead
“Walk”- Foo Fighters
Will win: Foo Fighters
Should win: Mumford & Sons
~Spoiler: Coldplay

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“All of the Lights”- Kanye West w/Nicki Minaj
“I Need a Doctor”- Eminem w/Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey
“I’m on One”- Drake w/various artists
“Motivation”- Kelly Rowland w/Lil Wayne
“Party”= Beyonce w/Andre 3000
“What’s My Name”- Rihanna & Drake
Will win: “All of the Lights”
Should win: “What’s My Name”
~spoiler: “Motivation”

Best Country Solo Vocal Performance:
“Dirt Road Anthem”- Jason Aldean
“Honey Bee”- Blake Shelton
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It”- Martina McBride
“Mama’s Song”- Carrie Underwood
“Mean”- Taylor Swift
Will win: Blake Shelton
Should win: Carrie Underwood
~spoiler: Martina McBride (she’s never won!)

Best Country Vocal Performance Duo/Group or Collaboration:
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”-Thompson Square
“Barton Hollow”- The Civil Wars
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”- Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
“You and Tequila”- Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter
Will & Should win: Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
~spoiler: The Civil Wars

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