The 56th Grammy Awards: Who Should Win & Who’ll Probably Win

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Here are my predictions on the Grammy Awards, and here’s to hoping that the worthy musicians actually win this year (this is not a complete list, as there are 82 categories and I am not familiar with all of the music that was nominated).

Record of the Year
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Royals – Lorde
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell

Who should win: Daft Punk or Bruno Mars
Who will probably win: Daft Punk

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red – Taylor Swift

Who should win: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Who will probably win: Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk Feat. Nate Ruess
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Roar – Katy Perry
Royals – Lorde
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Mary Lambert

Who should win: M*&RL or Bruno Mars
Who will probably win: Lorde

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Who should win: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Who will probably win: Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave – Sara Bareilles
Royals – Lorde
When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
Roar – Katy Perry
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Who should win: Bruno Mars
Who will probably win: Justin Timberlake
Snubs: Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell & Nigel Rodgers
Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk Feat. Nate Ruess
Stay – Rihanna Feat. Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines – Robin Thick Feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z

Who should win: Daft Punk, Pharrell & Nigel Rodgers
Who will probably win: Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise – Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine – Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

Who should win: Bruno Mars
Who will probably win: Justin Timberlake
Snubs: Demi – Demi Lovato; Yours Truly – Ariana Grande

Best Dance Recording
Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont Feat. A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch
Atmosphere – Kaskade
This Is What It Feels Like – Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
Clarity – Zedd Feat. Foxes

Who should win: Calvin Harris or Zedd
Who will probably win: Calvin Harris

Best Rock Song
Ain’t Messin ‘Round – Gary Clark Jr.
Cut Me Some Slack – Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
Doom and Gloom – The Rolling Stones
God Is Dead? – Black Sabbath
Panic Station – Muse

Who should win: Muse
Who will probably win: Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me – The National
Hesitation Marks – Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism – Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City – Vampire Weekend

Who should win: Vampire Weekend
Who will probably win: Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
Love And War – Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra – Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks? – Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something – Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Who should win: Snarky Puppy Feat. Lalah Hathaway
Who will probably win: Miguel Feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas – Faith Evans
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Love In The Future – John Legend
Better – Chrisette Michele
Three Kings – TGT

Who should win: John Legend
Who will probably win: Alicia Keys

Best Rap Song
F***in’ Problems – ASAP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Holy Grail – Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
New Slaves – Kanye West
Started From the Bottom – Drake
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Who should win: M&RL
Who will probably win: Jay Z

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus – Kanye West

Who should win: M&RL
Who will probably win: Jay Z

Any category that has “COUNTRY” in it
Who will probably win: Taylor Swift’s “Red,” even though it was primarily pop…

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