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  • PoweR
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    We all know how predictable the Grammys can be, and that certain things like sales and acclaim may play a part in many wins, but there are some upsets that many people don’t see coming.

    Some examples include:

    Esperanza Spalding beating out Justin Bieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons and Florence + The Machine for Best New Artist

    Arcade Fire losing out Alternative Music Album to The Black Keys but taking Album of the Year

    Eminem winning only two Grammys out of ten nominations that same year

    Lady Antebellum beating out Taylor Swift in Country Album despite her sales and that category being their sole nomination

    Mariah getting shut-out in 1996

    Shelby Lynne winning Best New Artist with very small success but several albums (6 to be exact) under her belt

    The Roots taking down Dr. Dre, Puffy Daddy, Busta Rhymes and others in Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group

    and there are many others.

    What are some upsets you can see happening this Sunday?

     

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #387442

    Don’t forget Maroon 5 winning over Kanye West in 2005.

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    Gucci
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    – I wouldn’t be shocked if fun. lost Best Pop Vocal Album and/or goes home empty-handed.

    – Nas could defeat Drake in Best Rap Album.

    – I could see Miguel losing Best R&B Performance and only winning Best R&B Song.     

    – Adele winning Best Pop Solo Performance.   

         

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    Some possible upsets:

    Frank Ocean losing out to Miguel in Best Urban Contemporary Album

    Bruce Springsteen beating out The Black Keys and Jack White in Best Rock Album (or any category to be honest)

    Adele winning Pop Solo Performance

    Robert Glasper Experiment winning R&B Album

     

     

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    Fun could easily go home empty-handed.  If anyone besides them wins Pop Album, it will be considered an upset.

    I could see an upset in SOTY or ROTY since there is no clear “chosen one”

    Adele winning pop solo will not be an upset, she’s widely predcited to win there.

     

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    PoweR
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    Adele winning would be an “upset” because it’s not only her sole nomination, but it’s a live recording and it’s going up against two general field nominees. Of course people are predicting her because she’s Adele, but in any other situation, an artist winning over ROTY/SOTY nominees with a live recording would be considered an “upset.”

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    Maroon 5 for Best Pop Vocal Album.  They were the first artists announced for the Grammy nomination concert.

    Bruce Springsteen for Best Rock Performance.  He would be winning Rock Solo if they didn’t merge that category.   Springsteen has lost in Rock Album and Rock Song in the past.  Rock Performance is his best shot to win.

    Tyrese for Best R&B Album.  He has appeared in multiple films.  R. Kelly has not won a Grammy since 1997 for “I Believe I Can Fly.”

    M.I.A. for Best Music Video (Short Form).  “Bad Girls” did win 2 VMAs in the technical categories. 

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    Maroon 5 for Best Pop Vocal Album.  They were the first artists announced for the Grammy nomination concert.

    Bruce Springsteen for Best Rock Performance.  He would be winning Rock Solo if they didn’t merge that category.   Springsteen has lost in Rock Album and Rock Song in the past.  Rock Performance is his best shot to win.

    Tyrese for Best R&B Album.  He has appeared in multiple films.  R. Kelly has not won a Grammy since 1997 for “I Believe I Can Fly.”

    M.I.A. for Best Music Video (Short Form).  “Bad Girls” did win 2 VMAs in the technical categories. 

    I think none of the nominees would upset in the Best Pop Vocal Album, they all seem to be very close, if any I’d say FLORENCE would upset but definetely not any of the other 4 nominees. 

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    -I’m predicting that Kelly Clarkson will go home empty-handed (deservingly)

    – I also don’t believe in all this fun hype. I doubt that they will sweep the Grammys, and at most they will probably get Pop Album & SOTY, if they are lucky.
     

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    HerMadgesty
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    I agree with TWC, Adele would not be an upset.

    I think the Lumineers will upset in BNA.

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    I haven’t seen any predictions for The Black Keys for Record of the Year, so I guess that would be an upset. I just don’t get why people are underestimating them. The Black Keys are a credible rock band, and they’re up against four #1 pop hits and an R&B song that received minor airplay. A win there would totally make sense to me, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with pundits right now. They’re like the Coldplay of this category and “Lonely Boy” is like the “Clocks” here as well.

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    I haven’t seen any predictions for The Black Keys for Record of the Year, so I guess that would be an upset. I just don’t get why people are underestimating them. The Black Keys are a credible rock band, and they’re up against four #1 pop hits and an R&B song that received minor airplay. A win there would totally make sense to me, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with pundits right now. They’re like the Coldplay of this category and “Lonely Boy” is like the “Clocks” here as well.

    There are several pundits and a LOT of users predicting Lonely Boy to win ROTY… no upset here. I’d even dare to say they’re the frontrunners given the fact that during 2000-2011 the winner for this grammy has been a rock song at least 5 times, and a group or duo that plays live instruments 10 times. 

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    HerMadgesty
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    The Black Keys are NOT Coldplay, who had/have a much larger/broader fanbase that crosses over into pop/AC. I think they have a better shot at AOTY. Gotye and Fun are too unavoidable in ROTY. They’re not too pop to lose this category at all.

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    James Otto Sweet Heart
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    In the past I have seen a lot of legends beat the more newer acts in the country award categories. I would love to see that happen again on Sunday night where the Best Country Duo/Group Performance award is concerned. May it go to Don Williams and Alison Krauss! (big smile)

    God bless you and them always!!!

    Holly (a fan of Alison since 1994)

    Go here to check out my most favorite singer James Otto!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU81KIRZ_Q

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    I don’t think Gotye and Fun. are too unavoidable in ROTY. They could easily cancel each other out.

    And I still stand by my statement that The Black Keys have just as much credibility, industry recognition, etc. to pull off an upset in ROTY in the same way Coldplay did with “Clocks” all those years ago. And Coldplay didn’t have that big of a following with pop/AC listeners when they won ROTY, so I’m not even sure what you’re talking about. They didn’t start to gain traction with those audiences until the third or fourth album. Just like Coldplay won ROTY for “Clocks” over all of those major urban-crossover smashes, I can totally see The Black Keys winning over those pop records for “Lonely Boy.”

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