2012 Grammy Picks

2012 Grammy Picks

The 54th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday 2/12 at 8pm on CBS. Announced performers include Adele (in her first performance since vocal cord surgery last year), Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay and Rihanna, The Beach Boys with Foster the People and Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift. With a lineup like that, this year’s ceremony is sure to be one to remember. Kanye West leads the nominations with 7, and following with 6 are Adele, Bruno Mars, and Foo Fighters. I predict that Kanye and Adele will both go home with most of the awards they are nominated for, and one might even sweep and win everything they’re up for. They go head-to-head in one category, Song of the Year, preventing sweeps by both of them. Who will prove victorious? I have my suspicions, but we’ll have to wait until Sunday to know for sure.

Here are my personal picks for some of the biggest categories:

Album of the Year
» Adele - 21
» Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
» Lady Gaga - Born This Way
» Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
» Rihanna - Loud

I pick: Adele

Record of the Year
» Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
» Bon Iver – “Holocene”
» Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
» Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
» Katy Perry – “Firework”

I pick: Adele

Best New Artist
» The Band Perry
» Bon Iver
» J. Cole
» Nicki Minaj
» Skrillex

I pick: The Band Perry

Song of the Year
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie – “All of the Lights” 

»Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
» Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
» Bon Iver – “Holocene”
» Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”

I pick: Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele – “Someone Like You”
» Lady Gaga – “Yoü and I”
» Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
» Katy Perry – “Firework”
» Pink – “F***in’ Perfect”

I pick: Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – “Body and Soul”
» The Black Keys – “Dearest”
» Coldplay – “Paradise”
» Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
» Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”

I pick: Foster the People

Best Rock Performance
» Coldplay – “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
» The Decemberists – “Down By the Water”
» Foo Fighters – “Walk”
» Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
» Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”

I pick: Coldplay

Best Rock Album
» Jeff Beck - Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
» Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
» Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown
» Red Hot Chili Peppers - I’m With You
» Wilco - The Whole Love

I pick: Foo Fighters

Best Rap Album
» Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
» Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
» Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
» Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
» Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I pick: Jay-Z and Kanye West or Kanye West

*image via Adele’s official website

 

 

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