If you’ve listened to me for more than two days, you know I’m not a fan of award shows. They're usually train wrecks to watch. However, with all the new and up and coming artists, I’m kinda stoked for the 2013 Grammys! fun. are up for six awards and as you can see by my picks I hope they sweep all the major categories. (If you’re wondering why I’m big on fun., read my blog from Tuesday.) But award shows are not always based on talent or credibility, so I could see them winning just one award, or even none. Some categories are just that tight.
For a cool look back at past Grammy performances, check out posts from Hot Hitsand Global Grind. And remember it's VERY subjective...you may completely disagree with their thoughts.
Here are my picks for the major categories. Don't forget I pick based on who I want to win, and who I think deserves to win, all politics of the business aside. Which means I'm often wrong! (Rob's Picks in bold)
Record of the Year
"Lonely Boy," The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye Featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift.
Album of the Year
"El Camino," The Black Keys "Some Nights," fun.
"Babel," Mumford & Sons
"Channel Orange," Frank Ocean
"Blunderbuss," Jack White.
Song of the Year
"The A Team," Ed Sheeran, songwriter (performed by Ed Sheeran)
"Adorn," Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
"Call Me Maybe" Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Monáe).
Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes fun.
Best Country Song
Blown Away - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Cost Of Livin' - Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore - Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson) Springsteen - Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)