February 11, 2013 at 10:45 am #387519
Now that it’s over and the wealth was spread at the 2013 Grammy Awards, let’s discuss who could be at next year’s ceremony. At this point last year, we’d already heard ROTY winner ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, SOTY winner ‘We Are Young’, and AOTY nominees ‘El Camino’, Rap Album winner ‘Take Care’, Pop Album winner ‘Stronger’, and I could go on…
So just early-guessing, keep it fun.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake Random Access Memories – Daft Punk The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend Red – Taylor Swift RECORD OF THE YEAR Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars Mirrors – Justin Timberlake Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk ft. Nate Ruess Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift SONG OF THE YEAR Mirrors – Justin Timberlake Locked Out of Heaven/When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk ft. Nate Ruess Same Love/Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Stay – Mikky Ekko Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey BEST NEW ARTIST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kendrick Lamar Phillip Phillips A$AP Rocky BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE Mirrors – Justin Timberlake Locked Out of Heaven/When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars Try – P!nk Skyfall – Adele I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift People Like Us – Kelly Clarkson Brave – Sara Bareilles Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE Just Give Me a Reason – P!nk ft. Nate Ruess Stay – Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko Daylight/Love Somebody – Maroon 5 Scream & Shout – will.i.am ft. Britney Spears Still Into You – Paramore BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars Red – Taylor Swift Unapologetic – Rihanna BEST DANCE RECORDING Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch I Could Be the One – Avicci & Nicki Romero Play Hard – David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo & Akon As Your Friend – Afrojack ft. Chris Brown BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM Random Access Memories – Daft Punk 18 Months – Calvin Harris Clarity – Zedd BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM To Be Loved – Michael Bublé All That Echoes – Josh Groban Time – Rod Stewart The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareilles Passione – Andrea Bocelli BEST ROCK ALBUM 13 – Black Sabbath …Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age Wrote A Song for Everyone – John Fogerty Mechanic Bull – Kings of Leon Music From Another Dimension – Aerosmith Rebel Soul – Kid Rock What About Now – Bon Jovi Dos/Tre – Green Day BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE Diane Young – Vampire Weekend Demons – Imagine Dragons Entertainment – Phoenix The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie BEST ROCK SONG My God Is the Sun – Queens of the Stone Age Diane Young – Vampire Weekend Demons – Imagine Dragons BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE My God Is the Sun – Queens of the Stone Age BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend Hesitation Marks – Nine Inch Nails Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action – Franz Ferdinand The Next Day – David Bowie Atoms for Peace – Amok Bankrupt! – Phoenix Mosquito – Yeah Yeah Yeahs Trouble Will Find Me – The National BEST R&B PERFORMANCE #Beautiful – Mariah Carey & Miguel Fine China – Chris Brown Cold War – Marsha Ambrosius Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu Love & War – Tamar Braxton Lose to Win – Fantasia Kisses Down Low – Kelly Rowland BEST R&B SONG #Beautiful – Mariah Carey & Miguel Love & War – Tamar Braxton For the Rest of My Life – Robin Thicke Fire We Make (ft. Maxwell)/Tears Always Win – Alicia Keys Wicked Games – The Weeknd Lose to Win – Fantasia BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE Wicked Games – The Weeknd For the Rest of My Life – Robin Thicke Fire We Make (ft. Maxwell)/Tears Always Win – Alicia Keys BEST R&B ALBUM Mariah Carey Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys Side Effects of You – Fantasia BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Trilogy – The Weeknd R.E.D. – Ne-Yo X – Chris Brown BEST RAP PERFORMANCE Love Me – Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Future F**in’ Problems – A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar ft. JAY Z Started from the Bottom – Drake We Own It (Fast & Furious) – 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa Wit Me – T.I. ft. Lil Wayne BEST RAP SUNG/COLLABORATION Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake ft. JAY Z Can’t Hold Us (ft. Ray Dalton)/Same Love (ft. Mary Lambert)/Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Power Trip – J Cole ft. Miguel Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Bad (Remix) – Wale ft. Rihanna Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly Feds Watching – 2 Chainz ft. Pharrell Loveeeeeee Song – Rihanna ft. Future I Come Apart – A$AP Rocky ft. Florence Welch BEST RAP SONG Can’t Hold Us/Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar ft. JAY Z Power Trip – J Cole ft. Miguel Love Me – Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Future Started from the Bottom – Drake F**in’ Problems – A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz Bad – Wale BEST RAP ALBUM The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar Born Sinner – J. Cole Long Live A$AP – A$AP Rocky Nothing Was the Same – Drake Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head – T.I. Yeezus – Kanye West BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE Two Black Cadillacs/See You Again – Carrie Underwood Somebody’s Heartbreak – Hunter Hayes Sure Be Cool If You Did – Blake Shelton Crash My Party – Luke Bryan Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert Begin Again – Taylor Swift BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE The One That Got Away – The Civil Wars Boys Round Here – Blake Shelton ft. Pistol Annies & Friends Done – The Band Perry Downtown – Lady Antebellum The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean ft. Luke Bryan & Eric Church Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban Tornado – Little Big Town BEST COUNTRY SONG Done – The Band Perry The One That Got Away – The Civil Wars Boys Round Here – Blake Shelton ft. Pistol Annies & Friends Two Black Cadillacs/See You Again – Carrie Underwood Downtown – Lady Antebellum Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert Begin Again – Taylor Swift BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Based On A True Story – Blake Shelton Golden – Lady Antebellum Night Train – Jason Aldean The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars Two Lanes of Freedom – Tim McGraw Love Is Everything – George Strait Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves Annie Up – Pistol Annies BEST AMERICANA ALBUM The World from the Side of the Moon – Phillip Phillips BEST LATIN POP ALBUM La Música No se Toca – Alejandro Sanz Los Momentos – Julieta Venegas BEST COMPILATION SOUDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA The Great Gatsby – Various Artists Les Misérables (Highlights) – Various Artists Pitch Perfect (OMP Soundtrack) – Various Artists The Bling Ring – Various Artists BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA Life of Pi – Mychael Danna Skyfall – Thomas Newman Oblivion – M83 BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA Skyfall (from ‘Skyfall’) Young and Beautiful (from ‘The Great Gatsby’) Suddenly (from ‘Les Misérables’) Oblivion (from ‘Oblivion’) Almost Home (from ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’) BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton Mirrors/Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Try – P!nk Diane Young – Vampire Weekend The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO MDNA Tour Live – Madonna Loud Tour Live At the O2 – Rihanna PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Pharrel Williams Ryan Lewis JAY Z DiploFebruary 11, 2013 at 10:48 am #387521
Kanye West and Jay-Z in the Rap field
Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift in Pop Solo PerformanceFebruary 11, 2013 at 11:02 am #387522
Watch out for Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” for Country Song, Country Solo Performance, and maybe Song of the Year. It is the best written song from her since “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, which was able to get nominated for Song of the Year. I think if she can get nominated for “Before He Cheats”, she could get nominated for “Two Black Cadillacs”.
Also watch out for Bruno Mars in Song of the Year for “When I Was Your Man”, which IMO is better than “Grenade”.
Pink can win Best Short Form Video for “Try”. That is an amazing video.February 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm #387523
Eminem WAS nominated for consecutive albums. His first two nods came from Marshal Mathers LP and Eminem Show. But whatever, if it goes the way of Recovery, it could be nominated.
Justin Timberlake could easily join Bruno in Pop Solo and could also be close to leading the nominations considering that this time around his lead single and album are out way before the end of the elegibility period, so his usual nominations could come in a single year and not be split in different years like with Justified and FSLS. If the album is good and has a bunch of songs and collaborations he could end up in pop solo, pop collab, dance, rap/sung plus pop vocal album, video and general field. Exaggerating, of course, but you never know, he’s shown up in all of those before, except video.February 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm #387524
Early GF contenders:
Red– Taylor Swift (This album is almost too big to ignore at this point, but it could be overshadowed in the end)
good kid, m.A.A.d city– Kendrick Lamar (wishful thinking)
Unorthodox Jukebox– Bruno Mars (I hope this is forgotten by next year and it probably will unless he has more hit singles)
Justin Timberlake and Beyonce are in great postions to get into AOTY and even win if they have enough commercial/critical success. If ARTPOP is a major success for Gaga, she could possibly win too on her fourth consecutive nomination.
If the Black Keys come back hard this year, they could easily take this award.
MIA, Jay-Z and Lady Antebellum are also in good positions to be nominated if they deliver.
Unfortunately, I think Kanye’s days in AOTY are over (for his solo efforts at least) because of his attitude.
If deserved, I would love to see alternative acts like Arcade Fire and/or Thom Yorke to get in again or for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to break through finally.
“Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (again, I hope this is forgotten and regulated to the Pop field)
“Skyfall”- Adele (probably the best bet so far)
“Stay”- Rihanna (I could see this becoming Grammy bait if it is successful)
“Stubborn Love”- The Lumineers (see above ^)
“Try”- P!nk (probably wishful thinking)
Ryan Lewis & Macklemore
leftover alternative rock bands from this year?
-seems to me that there is a lot of potential from the Rap/R&B fields.
Alternative Album is going to be stacked with new releases from Thom Yorke (Atoms for Peace), the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, MGMT and the Strokes.
I hope Florence wins her first Grammy for her collaboration with Calvin Harris, “Sweet Nothing,” in Best Dance Recording!!February 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm #387525
If Bruno plays his cards right for the rest of the year (keeps releasing singles), then he’ll be a major contender for the general field next year. He’s poised to be a big Grammy favourite, and Unorthodox Jukebox is absolutely good enough to win AOTY.February 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm #387526
will.i.am & Britney’s “Scream & Shout” for Pop Duo/Collaboration.February 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm #387527
If Adele keeps putting out singles yearly, I really wouldn’t mind if she became the Kanye/Jay-Z of Pop Solo performance category. “Skyfall” should be another consecutive win for her next year.February 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm #387528
Skyfall for pop solo, reocrd of the year, song of the year. Bon Jovi for rock album and hopefully album of the year 🙂February 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm #387529
AOTY winner Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ is the best selling album of the elegibility period so far (and it may end up that way). Watch her be entered in the Pop Field for the first time, but her early release may hurt her chances in the General Field.
Unlike the Oscars, early release dates have never hurt an album’s chances at the Grammys, unless they dropped off in sales. If sales can remain steady well into the following calendar year, an early release date can actually help its chances. This gives it more time to sell more copies (has the benefit of sales from the Christmas season added onto its total), and more time to put out hit singles. Plus, if word of mouth is strong, that can’t hurt it either.
31% of album nominees in the last 21 years were released between the months of October and December of the previous year. Don’t forget, Taylor Swift’s Album of the Year-winning album Fearless was released in November.
Eminem’s latest studio album ‘Champion’. He’s a former 3-time AOTY nominee, but has never been nominated for consecutive albums.
He was nominated for consecutive albums with his second album The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album The Eminem Show.February 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm #387530
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” looks like it will be a serious contender for ROTY/SOTY. “Unapologetic” should receive a genre album nod as well.
I see Beyonce dominating in overall nominations again. Just gotta wait to hear what she releases.
It’s obvious Justin Timberlake will receive nods. Everyone was kissing his ass last night.
I think Lady Gaga will get snubbed but we gotta hear the new music first.
Taylor will make her usual appearance in ROTY for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and AOTY for “Red”.
Maybe Mariah Carey will garner some nominations with her new album.
Eminem should appear in the Rap field, General field depends on how the album and single performs
We will see a Best New Artist nominee end up in the General field.
Katy Perry is releasing this year as well. If that’s the case she’ll get a couple nominations.
Arcade Fire are loved by the critics. They could make a lot of noise in the general field nomination time
D’Angelo should get a lot of love in the R&B field.February 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm #387531
According to Rolling Stone magazine, here is a list of their 12 most anticipated albums for 2013, some of which could be serious contenders at next year’s Grammys:
Beyoncé, Title TBD (Date TBD)
David Bowie, The Next Day (March 12)
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (March 19)
Atoms for Peace, Amok (February 26)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito (April 16)
Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God (February 5)
Vampire Weekend, Title TBD (May 7)
Aaron Neville, My True Story (January 22)
The Joy Formidable, Wolf’s Law (January 22)
Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (January 29)
Paramore, Paramore (April 9)
Wavves, Afraid of Heights (March 26)
In addition to these (most notably Beyoncé, Timberlake, Bowie, and Vampire Weekend), I think we can expect that if new albums are released in time from Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, that they will perform well at the Grammys. Some artists set to release new albums that could surprise at the Grammys, depending on how well they’re received, commercially and/or critically, include Black Sabbath, Phoenix, Daft Punk, AC/DC, Mariah Carey, and Bon Jovi.February 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm #387532
I think we’ve already heard one of our ROTY frontrunners: Bruno Mars for “Locked Out of Heaven.” The Grammy audience went crazy for that song last night. Once Lady GaGa returns on the scene, watch out. New Kanye could be something to discuss, as well as Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. If “The 20/20 Experience” is any kind of critical/commercial force, voters are going to welcome back JT to the fold with open arms. And sadly, Taylor Swift’s going to be a force in the General Field next year with “Red” in AOTY and I guess “I Knew You Were Trouble” in ROTY (if the lesser “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” can make it in). It would be nice to see Pink make something land in the General Field. I’m hoping “Try” is the song to do that. Urban acts? Kendrick Lamar comes to mind first. I think I read something about Maxwell coming back with something new in 2013. We should be on the lookout for the next big country/folk representation in the field.February 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm #387533
– I can see Taylor Swift not getting into AOTY despite her strong sales and hit singles. After all, she didn’t manage to get in last year for Speak Now despite having similar sales and weaker competition, and other pop (since Taylor is more pop than country at this point) artists like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake may steal the pop slot away from her.
– Damn I hope Eminem waits till after the deadline to release, Kendrick’s GKMC is seriously a classic and deserves the Best Rap Album and AOTY, or at least a nomination.
– Thrift Shop is a huge hit right now, could it score a ROTY nomination?
– 2013 looks like an amazing year in music I’m actually salivating in excitement!
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