Friday, September 12, 2014

2015 Grammy Contenders: Album of the Year

The eligibility period for the Grammy Awards as always been weird to me, and I think most people agree. It stretches from October 1st to September 30th. Meaning all the big winter releases are not eligible until the 2016 ceremony. Yes its ridiculous, but it is the way that it is. We still have a few weeks left in the period, and September could bring us a slew of big contenders including Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Jennifer Hudson, Train, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, and Meghan Trainor. So naturally I have included them in this extensive list of fifty Album of the Year Contenders, if they turn out to be flops, then we still have a massive list of possibilities. They are in no particular order (mostly by release date), but we do see an incredible amount of top-notch contenders, from hot new artists to music legends. For now I will do a list of contenders, and then work my way to doing some actual predictions soon!

2015 Contenders
Miley Cyrus "Bangerz"
Paul McCartney "New"
Willie Nelson "To All the Girls..."
Katy Perry "Prism"
Arcade Fire "Reflektor"
Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
Lady Gaga "ARTPOP"
Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Joes "Foreverly"
Beyonce "Beyonce"
Bastille "All This Bad Blood"
Bruce Springsteen "High Hopes"
Toni Braxton and Babyface "Love, Marriage, & Divorce"
Eric Church "The Outsiders"
Beck "Morning Phase"
Pharrell Williams "G.I.R.L"
Rick Ross "Mastermind"
Aloe Blacc "Lift Your Spirit"
Ingrid Michaelson "Lights Out"
Iggy Azalea "The New Classic"
Santana "Corazon"
Various Artists "Frozen Soundtrack"
The Black Keys "Turn Blue"
Dolly Parton "Blue Smoke"
Coldplay "Ghost Stories"
Michael Jackson "Xscape"
Mariah Carey "Me. I Am Mariah...The Exclusive Chanteuse"
Miranda Lambert "Platinum"
Jack White "Lazaretto"
Lana Del Rey "Ultraviolence"
Sam Smith "In the Lonely Hour"
Ed Sheeran "X"
MAGIC "Don't Kill the Magic"
Jason Mraz "Yes!"
Common "Nobody Smiling"
Ariana Grande "My Everything"
Brad Paisley "Moonshine in the Truck"
Maroon 5 "V"
Meghan Trainor "Title"
Chris Brown "X"
Tim McGraw "Sundown Heaven Town"
Kenny Chesney "The Big Revival"
Jennifer Hudson "JHUD"
Boyz II Men "Collide"
Lenny Kravitz "Strut"
Train "Bulletproof Picasso"
Lady Antebellum "747"
Blake Shelton "Bring Back the Sunshine"
Sia "1000 Forms of Fear"
St. Vincent "St. Vincent"
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga "Cheek to Cheek"
U2 "Songs of Innocence"

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