Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Grammy Predictions

Album of the Year
The Suburbs  Arcade Fire
Recovery  Eminem
Need You Now  Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster  Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream  Katy Perry

Should Win: Eminem. Recovery was the album of 2010. It scored two of the ten highest selling songs of the year ("Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie") and was the highest selling album of the year.

Will Win: Eminem. After a career that has spanned over ten years of success, Em will finally get the AOTY that he deserves.

Record of the Year
"Nothin on You"  B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars
"Love the Way You Lie"  Eminem feat. Rihanna
"Fuck You"  Cee Lo Green
"Empire State of Mind"  Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
"Need You Now"  Lady Antebellum

Should Win: "Fuck You". The most original and controversial single of the year was an anthem of its own kind.

Will Win: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Is this song even from 2010? Either way, it is one of the all-time great male/female rap/R&B collaborations.

Best Rap Album
B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray  B.o.B.
Thank Me Later  Drake
Recovery  Eminem
The Blueprint 3  Jay-Z
How I Got Over  The Roots

Should Win: Eminem. Recovery is his best effort in ten years and was head and shoulders above all other rap albums in 2010.

Will Win: Eminem. He has never lost in this category.

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Should Win: Florence and the Machine. Lungs was an incredible debut. Florence Welch has already established herself as one of the best female vocalists in the industry.

Will Win: Drake. Unfortunately.

Best Alternative Album
The Suburbs  Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms  Band of Horses
Brothers  The Black Keys
Broken Bells  Broken Bells
Contra  Vampire Weekend

Should Win: The Black Keys. Brothers was the best album of 2010.

Will Win: Arcade Fire. The Suburbs is too impressive to ignore for a band who has a more developed fan base than TBK. 

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