Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grammy Predictions

The Grammy nominations are being announced tomorrow night. Here is my annual exercise in futility. Below, my 100% correct Grammy predictions:

Album of the Year
21, Adele
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West or My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
Doo-Wops and Hooligans - Bruno Mars
The King of Limbs, Radiohead 

Speak Now - Taylor Swift
Alternates:  Duets II - Tony Bennett; Born this Way - Lady Gaga; The Union - Elton John & Leon Russell

Record of the Year
Adele "Rolling in the Deep" 
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga "The Lady Is a Tramp"
Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks"
Nicki Minaj "Super Bass" 
Katy Perry "Firework"
Alternates: "Grenade" - Bruno Mars, "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Song of the Year
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford and Sons "The Cave"
Katy Perry “Firework”
Alternates: "Back to December" - Taylor Swift; "Grenade" - Bruno Mars 

New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
The Civil Wars
Foster the People
Nicki Minaj 
Alternates: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

Pop Solo Performance
Adele “Someone Like You”
BeyoncĂ© “Best Thing I Never Had”
Lady Gaga “You and I”
Bruno Mars “Grenade”
Katy Perry “Firework” 

Alternates: Paul Simon "So Beautiful or So What", Sting "Never Coming Home"

Pop Duo/Group
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse “Body and Soul”
Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks”
Elton John, Leon Russell & Neil Young “Gone to Shiloh”
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goonrock “Party Rock Anthem”
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” 

Alternates: OneRepublic "Good Life", Quincy Jones feat. Amy Winehouse, "It's My Party"

Actually, I don't feel good about these at all.