6 BOLD 2012 Grammy Predictions
So the Grammy’s are a good seven months away, but I’m going to make some bold predictions about some of the things that will happen on when the show airs in February!
#1 The Grammy’s WILL capitalize on this infamous moment
Kanye West and Taylor Swift will both be nominated for at least two of the top awards for the night against each other. That will definitely draw some attention for the show, and provide for several awkward moments during the show, oh yeah and expect to see that clip on repeat all over TV. If one of them wins it’s over, because you know they will instantly zoom in on the other person the second the winner is announced.
#2 Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” will win Album of the Year
I have not listened to that many albums over the past year but like I said previously I fell as though Kanye and Taylor Swift will both be nominated for Album of the Year. Following this years Grammy Awards a music executive by the name of, Steve Stoute, called out Steve Portnow, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS), and the Grammy’s themselves for continually ignoring the cultural impact of artists, specifically naming Eminem, Kanye West, and Justin Beiber. He said the Grammy’s used them to generate interest and viewership for the show, but then snub those same artists when the awards are handed out. I think the show will take note of this and Kanye will benefit from it and win the biggest award of the night, which he’s been nominated for three times, but never won.
#3. Either Frank Ocean or Tyler the Creator will get nominated for Best New Artist
I don’t think either one of them will win, because of who they will be up against, but for whichever one of them it will be a pleasure to be nominated LOL.
#4 Bruno Mars will win Best New Artist
The nominees will be Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, one of the two artists I mentioned in #3, I’m leaning more towards Tyler since he is less known now that “Novacane,” is getting a lot of radio airplay at the moment. Generally the nominees include one to two well-known artists and the rest of the field is made up of unknown artists so I won’t try to guess what the rest of the field will be. I honestly believe this will be a “two-person race” between Bruno and Nicki, with Bruno pulling out the victory.
#5 Kanye West will be nominated For Best Rap Album twice
Once for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and once for Watch the Throne, I think Twisted Fantasy, will win considering I have it scheduled to win Album of the Year, but I believe Mr. West will be nominated against himself multiple times in the various Rap categories.
6. The nominees for Album of the Year
Now I know that we still have a couple months of albums before the nominees are announced, but I feel as though the field is for the most part set with another one possibly two being added to round out the list.
- Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
- Lady Gaga – Born This Way
- Adele – 21
- Taylor Swift – Speak Now
We’ve already talked about Kanye, but Lady Gaga apparently can do no wrong, even though I don’t think her new music is as good as her first album, she has reached the point where she can pretty much do whatever she wants and it will be praised. Taylor Swift is always a Grammy favorite, as I like to call them, there are certain artists who will always me nominated, and generally win a lot of Grammy’s she is one of them. Adele’s 21, album is currently the top selling album of the year in the United States, and has gotten great reviews. I’m not so sure about the final nominee or two, but these albums are a shoe in for the nights top prize.
What did you think about my Grammy Predictions and what are some of yours? Hit the comments and let me know!
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Posted on August 8, 2011, in Blogs, Music, News and tagged Adele, Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean, Grammy's, Jay Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Taytlor Swift, Tyler the Creator. Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.