For the past two years, foreign acts have dominated the four top Grammy categories. In 2011, British songbird Adele swept Album, Record and Song of the Year for the disc “21.” And last year, her fellow countrymen Mumford & Sons won Best Album for “Babel.”
Australians Gotye and Kimbra claimed Record of the Year in 2012 for “Somebody That I Used to Know,” while American indie pop group Fun. won Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
Who will take top honors at this year’s awards?
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mumford & Sons won this general field prize in 2012 for their sophomore album “Babel.” The year before a fellow Brit also prevailed for a breakthrough second disc: Adele for her blockbuster “21.” This year’s field is filled with past contenders in this category as well as hot newcomers.
Who will win this most coveted of Grammys?
RECORD OF THE YEAR & SONG OF THE YEAR
The Grammy races for Record and Song of the Year — which honor an overall recording and their songwriters, respectively — often go hand in hand, matching up four times in the last seven years.
Last year was one of those exceptions with Record being awarded to “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and Kimbra and Song going to “We Are Young” by Fun.; however, “Somebody” was not entered in the Song race.
Will both awards go to the same tune again this year?
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Indie pop trio Fun. won this general field prize last year and the year before it went to alternative act Bon Iver. Both groups bucked the trend which has seen this category favor solo female artists, including Esperanza Spalding (2010), Adele (2008), the late Amy Winehouse (2007) and Carrie Underwood (2006).
Will another solo female artist prevail this year?
Below, make your predictions for the Album of the Year lineup using our easy drag-and-drop menu.