Friday, December 2, 2011

First 2012 Grammy Predictions

Here are my initial knee-jerk predictions for the newly minted Grammy nominees. Obviously these will change as  I take a greater look at the list.

Album of the Year - Adele "21"
Record of the Year - Adele "Rolling in the Deep"
Song of the Year - Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth "Rolling in the Deep"
Best New Artist - Bon Iver
Best Pop Solo Performance - Adele "Someone Like You"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse "Body and Soul"
Best Pop Vocal Album - Adele "21"
Best Dance Recording - Skrillex "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
Best Dance/Electronica Album - Skrillex "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites"
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Tony Bennett "Duets II"
Best Rock Performance - Mumford & Sons "The Cave"
Best Rock Song - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, & Country Winston "The Cave"
Best Rock Album - Foo Fighters "Wasting Light"
Best Alternative Music Album - Bon Iver "Bon Iver"
Best R&B Performance - Ledisi "Pieces of Me"
Best Traditional R&B Performance - Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona "Fool For You"
Best R&B Song - Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young "Pieces of Me"
Best R&B Album - Ledisi "Pieces of Me"
Best Rap Performance - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake "Moment 4 Life"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Kanye West, Rihanna, & Kid Cudi "All of the Lights"
Best Rap Song - Jeff Bhasker, Fergie, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West "All of the Lights"
Best Rap Album - Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark and Twisted Fantasy"
Best Country Solo Performance - Taylor Swift "Mean"
Best Country Duo/Group Performance - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Best Country Song - Taylor Swift "Mean"
Best Country Album - Taylor Swift "Speak Now"
Best Bluegrass Album - Alison Krauss and Union Station "Paper Airplane"
Best Folk Album - The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow"
Best Spoken Word Album - Betty White "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)"
Best Comedy Album - Kathy Griffin "Kathy Griffin 50 & Not Pregnant"
Best Musical Theater Album - The Book of Mormon
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - Glee: The Music, Vol. 4
Best Score Sountrack for Visual Media - Alexandre Desplat "The King's Speech"
Best Song Written for Visual Media - Dianne Warren "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet"

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