Adele is a lock to win in this category. Her song “Someone Like You” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for six weeks. If there is some shocking upset it will be Bruno Mars. He is the lone male artist nominated against four female nominees. Bruno Mars is also the only one nominated against Adele in Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. It is doubtful this will happen, but if there is an upset this will be the likely scenario.
The last time Tony Bennett won in this category, it was for a collaboration with Steve Wonder from his album “Duets: An American Classic” in 2006. Six years later he released “Duets II” and is nominated in the same category for his collaboration with the late five time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse. They are expected to win.
Christina Aguilera is previous winner in this category for her collaboration with Lil Kim, Pink & Mya for “Lady Marmalade.” She even beat Tony Bennett for his duet with Billy Joel on a cover of “New York State Of Mind” right after 9/11. This time she is collaborating with Maroon 5 on their current hit “Moves Like Jagger.” Both Aguilera and Maroon 5 are previous Best New Artist Winners. “Moves Like Jagger” was number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 for four weeks. Can lightning strike twice? Can a Christina Aguilera collaboration win over a Tony Bennett collaboration again?
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