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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are tomorrow and this year’s nominations have definitely caused a discussion here at The DM. Some of the nominations have raised questions, concerns, and maybe even left a bitter taste in our mouths, but who will actually take home the coveted music award? Here are our Grammy predictions:
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
The 22 year old British singer and songwriter is like the male version of Adele. With his soulful voice and songs of unrequited love, he has proven he is an artist whose fame won’t last for just 15 minutes.
Song of the Year: Sia or Taylor Swift
Both pop stars are nominated for Song and Record of the Year, Sia for “Chandelier” and Taylor Swift for “Shake it Off”. It is possible that someone could take both awards.
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Eminem and Rihanna
“Monster” was a real monster hit. Making this Rihanna’s 13th number one hit and Eminem’s 14th top 10 single, “Monster” was played on radio stations and TVs everywhere. The duo even performed the song at Lollapalooza and went on a three-city tour perfectly titled “The Monster Tour”.
Best Pop Performance and Pop Duo/Group Performance: Ariana Grande
Between the vocals and the flirty attitude, Ariana Grande has a good chance of being the Pop darling of the night . With the praise of her album “My Everything” and her song “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, Ariana might leave the awards with the both Grammys she is nominated for. I also believe she will have the best performance of the night! Sorry flopdonna Madonna
Album of the Year: Pharrell
Pharrell will go home “Happy”. G I R L is a pop culture album that crossed genres and subcultures. Don’t believe me? Numerous gospel choirs (including one I was in during my last semester of college) sang “Happy”. Now, Pharrell has had some backlash with his recent comments about Ferguson, but his talents and this album are undeniably successful.
Other Grammy predictions:
Beyonce is nominated for multiple awards, but she might leave empty handed. Queen Bey dropped a surprised album, but the only single that has really been successful is “Drunk In Love”. Her tour was great, but didn’t receive the same response as her Mrs. Carter World Tour. I guess this one we just have to wait and see.
Iggy Azalea will definitely leave empty handed. Finding meaning in Iggy Azalea’s music is like finding meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. Yes, I totally just quoted Clueless to express my feeling towards the Australian rapper. I’m not doubting her success, but with the controversy surrounding her and her use of culture appropriation and her less-than-impressionable album sales, I don’t think anyone will be on her side when it comes time to voting.
If Iggy Azalea does win a Grammy, especially for Best Rap Album, there will be an uproar. No, seriously. If Iggy wins a Grammy I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hip Hop community bands together and marches down to the Recording Academy offices to protest like it’s Ferguson. You saw the backlash Miley Cyrus got from her 2013 VMA performance, right? Imagine that–times 10.