It was always typical of the Grammy Awards that when considering the Record of the Year and Song of the Year contenders to draw similar conclusions between the near identical lists for the track categories. Every few years though we see two very different lists of songs in each category, ideally proving the difference between a big hit and a well written song. This year sees just one song appear in both categories, with two other artists submitted different tracks for Record than they did here. Only one can win on the night, will it be the same as I predicted for Record?
I made a promise to myself this year that I would finally return to an in depth look at the nominees of the big 4 categories, weighing up the chances that each nominee has and sharing more of my personal opinions on how deserving each would be of the trophy on the night. First up is Record of the Year which for the first time in nearly 4 decades sees no female act nominated.
Record of the Year is often the most obvious award to predict at the Grammys. The likes of Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are in contention for 2018, but are there outsiders who might sneak into this category?
The question in the Pop categories at the Grammy Awards is always one of eligibility. Which songs and albums will be submitted into genre specific categories when you have the likes of The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris edging the lines into the pop categories, a factor that’s even more prevalent in 2017 with a …
Album of the Year 25 – Adele Lemonade – Beyoncé Blackstar – David Bowie Views – Drake Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon Alternatives: Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper, Purpose – Justin Bieber, A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead Here we are, the final nominations predictions for the Grammy Awards 2017 and we have …
There are only 2 songs I’ve tipped for nominations in both Song and Record of the Year in 2017 both of which are the obvious favourites across either award; Hello and Formation are guaranteed nominations here.
Song of the Year Formation – Khalif Brown, Jordan Frost, Asheton Hogan, Michael Len Williams II, Beyoncé Knowles (Beyoncé) Hello – Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin (Adele) Love Yourself – Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin, Justin Bieber (Justin Bieber) Piece By Piece – Kelly Clarkson, Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson) 7 Years – Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, Morten Pilegaard (Lukas …
The genre I’m usually most confident with at this point in the year, the placement of songs here in 2016 is still difficult to decide. We saw last year that a huge hit, Major Lazer’s Lean On was submitted for the Pop field, leading it to miss out on the nomination/win that it was sure to receive in the dance category. Given that the lines between Dance/Pop/RnB/Rap are so blurred, this entire list may need a rethink once the submissions lists begin to be revealed.
Another year, another (hugely late) halftime report on next year’s Grammy Awards. There’s one very obvious contender for just about every possible award, but something tells me that it won’t be another clean sweep for the current reigning ‘Queen of the Grammys’ Adele. I take a very early look at some of the biggest contenders.
I pick my Top 25 Albums of 2015 including Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Adele.