Grammys nominations predictions: Album of the Year

Our four pundits — Gold Derby forum moderators Darrin Dortch, Rob Licuria and David Schnelwar — and Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan agree on just two of the five nominees for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys: “Recovery” (Eminem) and “The Suburbs” (Arcade Fire). Three of the four think that “The Fame Monster” (Lady Gaga) will contend while while different trios believe “Live at the Troubadour” (James Taylor & Carole King), “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum) and “Soldier of Love” (Sade) will make the final cut. 

Nominations will be announced during a CBS prime-time special on Wednesday. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles with the top awards, including this one, handed out during the CBS portion of the event. This Grammy — one of just four in the General Field along with Record, Song and New Artist — goes to the performer, producer, engineer and/or mixer, and mastering engineer of the disc. Last year’s winner was “Fearless” from Taylor Swift, produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift, engineered and mixed by Chad Carlson, Chapman and Justin Neibank, with Hank Williams as the mastering engineer.

ALBUM Darrin Dortch Rob Licuria David Schnelwar Paul Sheehan

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