Album of the Year
Should Win: Lady Gaga "The Fame"
Will Win: Dave Matthews Band "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King"
Commentary: Everyone is predicting Taylor Swift, and they will probably be right. I'm also hearing a lot of love for Lady Gaga, but when was the last time the Grammys awarded the biggest or hippest album. Black Eyed Peas shouldn't have even been nominated. Then that leaves Beyonce who scored the most nominations. I think they will go with the more "due" artist or as I put it, the oldest and least hip one.
Record of the Year
Should Win/Will Win: Kings of Leon "Use Somebody"
Commentary: This type of soaring rock ballad has consistently won this category, and while the others are bigger and more pop, I think that the Kings will rule.
Song of the Year
Should Win: Kings of Leon "Use Somebody"
Will Win: Taylor Swift "You Belong With Me"
Commentary: Everyone talks about Taylor's songwriting abilities, and since I think this is her best chance to take home a general award.
Best New Artist
Should Win: Keri Hilson
Will Win: Zac Brown Band
Commentary: I think Keri really has a shot, but country singers have done notoriously well in this category and have sold more records.