We are a little over halfway through the year now, and I don’t really see much changing as far as noms go. There aren’t too many highly-anticipated releases coming up, but there’s always surprises I suppose.
25 – Adele – Self-explanatory. With the buzz surrounding this album, it’s pretty much a lock.
Blackstar – David Bowie – Pretty great album, and after Bowie’s death I could very well see it getting in there. Voters may just forget about him by the end of the year, however.
Lemonade – Beyoncé – I can very easily see this getting an AOTY nomination, but I can’t see it winning. Beyoncé is just not liked by AOTY voters for some reason. Probably deserves the win, imo.
Art Angels – Grimes – God I hope this wins. One of the best albums I’ve listened to in years. It was released quite a while ago though, and I could see it losing buzz as the year continues. Still, I predict a nomination.
Puberty 2 – Mitski – This is kind of an odd situation…this album received very little buzz, but is honestly one of the best things I’ve heard this year. It’s a wild card really, but just wanted to put it on here FYC.
Views – Drake – Personally, I don’t think an AOTY nomination is very possible for Drake. I still thought the album was good and it has a shot.
Next Thing – Frankie Cosmos – Another album that received very little buzz. But I can’t stress how good this album is. I doubt it will be recognized, but it damn well should be. Frankie Cosmos is fantastic, and I’m hoping for a Best New Artist nomination at the least.
These are my favorites for the 2017 Grammys. I think the only locks at this point are 25 and Lemonade.
My predictions for this category so far are:
Blackstar: David Bowie
A Moon Shaped Pool: Radiohead
Purpose: Justin Bieber
Storyteller: Carrie Underwood
This is Acting: Sia