Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga make up just some of the previous nominees who could be in for another Song of the Year nomination in 2018. There are a lot of potential tracks here, but I attempt to break down the chances of each, while throwing in a few curve-balls who could sneak in when nominations are announced in November.
All 5 albums nominated are deserving in different ways and while some I hadn’t listened to before today I think the 2016 nominees is one of the strongest lists we have seen in a long time. There’s one or two big favourites in there, but it really could go anywhere this year.
I pick my Top 25 Albums of 2015 including Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Adele.
I take a look at the 40 best songs of 2015. Florence and the Machine, Little Mix and The Weeknd appear alongside some surprising choices.
First off we have the biggest early favourite, of course Taylor Swift’s 1989. It’s crazy to think back to 2 years ago when I was saying the exact same thing about her Red album, which looked like the obvious choice for this award in 2014.
surprise iTunes release from Rap’s most recent superstar, the follow up to an infamously Grammy snubbed album and one of the years true ‘event albums’. I’d say Best Rap Album is the toughest category to call here, with Drake, Kendrick and Dr Dre all more than deserving of the prize.
An interesting mix of songs for the main two categories this year and some omissions in my choices that may seem surprising. My picks lean heavily towards the Pop/RnB side of things, with one obvious outlier.
Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest Probably the biggest WTF moment of the Grammy Nominations Telecast the inclusion of Sara Bareilles here caught pretty much everyone off guard. I could have seen her accidental hit Brave making a sneaky appearance in the Record or Song categories, but having not heard very much chatter on the …
Continuing on with my nomination predictions we have Rap and R&B. There are some big names here, but also some surprises that could see a win on the night. (As always Red is my prediction, Blue is my personal pick.) Rap Best Rap Performance ASAP Rocky – ****in Problems (Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) …
10) Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox Plagued by a December release, I doubt Bruno Mars’ second album will appear on many critic’s end of year lists. It deserves to though, refining the elements of his debut and perfecting his throwback style. Gorilla is a massive worldwide hit waiting to happen, possibly even more dramatic than …