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Grammy Nominations ’10: Fearless Predictions

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This year’s Grammy Nominations are out. You can tell by how I posted this bright and early in the morning that I realllllly care about the Grammys.

Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry (obligatory photo below) and Lady Antebellum were among the big winners last night. Eminem led the pack with 10 nominees for what many people are lauding as a great comeback album. In reality, it was decent, but certainly not the huge album of the year.

Here’s a pretty good analysis of what the Grammys got right and wrong from Entertainment Weekly. I’ll tack on that it’s pretty amusing that Cee-Lo’ Green’s “F**k You” made it into both of the major song categories. Mainly, because Cee-Lo finally told the Grammys how I feel about them.

Below I’ve picked a few big categories and highlighted my fearless picks. These are knee-jerk picks, so I reserve the right to change my mind before February … or whenever the hell the Grammys are. Feel free to add your own predictions/thoughts in the comments.

Please note: When unsure, I think “What would Grammy voters do?” and usually just pick something lame.


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Album Of The Year
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Recovery — Eminem
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

Record Of The Year
“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem Featuring Rihanna
“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green
“Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year
“Beg Steal Or Borrow” — Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
“The House That Built Me” –Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
“Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Pop Vocal Album
“My World 2.0″ — Justin Bieber
“I Dreamed A Dream” — Susan Boyle
“The Fame Monster” — Lady Gaga
“Battle Studies” — John Mayer
“Teenage Dream” — Katy Perry

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
“King Of Anything” — Sara Bareilles
“Halo (Live)” — Beyoncé
“Chasing Pirates” — Norah Jones
“Bad Romance” — Lady Gaga
“Teenage Dream” — Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
“Haven’t Met You Yet” — Michael Bublé
“This Is It” — Michael Jackson
“Whataya Want From Me” — Adam Lambert
“Just The Way You Are” — Bruno Mars
“Half Of My Heart — John Mayer

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” — “Glee” Cast
“Misery” — Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” — Paramore
“Babyfather” — Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” — Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Rock Album
Emotion & Commotion — Jeff Beck
“The Resistance” — Muse
“Backspacer” — Pearl Jam
“Mojo” — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
“Le Noise” — Neil Young

Best Alternative Music Album
The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses
Brothers — The Black Keys
Broken Bells — Broken Bells
Contra — Vampire Weekend

Best Rap Album
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray — B.o.B
Thank Me Later — Drake
Recovery — Eminem
The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z
How I Got Over — The Roots

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Graffiti — Chris Brown
Untitled — R. Kelly
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher

Best Country Album
Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Revolution — Miranda Lambert

Responses to "Grammy Nominations ’10: Fearless Predictions"

George B. Feist (DUKE) says:

What is this “music” world coming to, let alone the LAME ASS Grammies to nominate a song that says FUCK YOU… I say that to the organization took years to give a grammy to the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green??????????????

Mike Oz says:

I’m curious, George, if you’ve heard the song?

George B. Feist (DUKE) says:

On you tube…whats your point… what has this world come to when F YOU is a hit song let alone up for an award…geezus.

Mike Oz says:

Since I know you’re also a movie buff, do you feel the same way about films? Should foul language make a movie not worthy of an Oscar?

George B. Feist (DUKE) says:

If it pertains to the script fine. Since movies are rated R they should not allow young people to see or hear those movies… kids can buy or download this crap… and the title alone should be banned.

Hell the Kingsmen had Louie, Louie banned and there was nothing wrong with that….this is way beyond that era for sure.