This time last year I was under the impression that my predictions for Album of The Year were pretty much right. I didn’t expect 2 of my 100% certain choices to miss out, replaced with the well deserved Kendrick Lamar and the huge surprise of Sara Bareilles for nominations. I was so certain that Justin and Bruno would make the cut, so I’m attempting to be more conservative with my nominations this year.
Best New Artist is a tricky award to decide this year, 2014 has seen plenty of relatively new acts make their mark worldwide, but few of them are eligible here. There have been some huge one off hits as usual, but none have really converted into much for the acts themselves, unlike the huge year long success of acts like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and fun. that have won this award.
A category that is much easier to find potential nominees for, narrowing down Record Of The Year to just 5 songs is much tougher. Last year saw Get Lucky and Blurred Lines miss out on Song Of The Year nominations, despite the former winning the award for Record; success in both categories is often not a sure thing. There have been quite a few big hits in the last 12 months, so a few of them may not even make the cut here.
You know what that header means. Grammy season is soon upon us. As the eligibility period ends lets take a look at my persona predictions for the 2015 awards. Kicking things off are the awards for Song of the Year.