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  • PoweR
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    Who will win Record of the Year?

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    PoweR
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    #414892

    Rankings:

    1. Uptown Funk

    2. Really Love

    3. Blank Space

    4. Thinking Out Loud

    5. Can’t Feel My Face

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    Xtina
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    This is an easy category to predict.  D’Angelo and the Vanguard don’t have a chance.  R&B/Hip-Hop does not fare well here.  The Weeknd is too lightweight.  NARAS really likes Ed Sheeran, but he’ll remain seated.  Taylor Swift had an amazing year.  However, she won’t be able to take down the biggest #1 hit of the year, which contains live instrumentation, by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars.

    SHOULD WIN: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
    WILL WIN: Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” 

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    midnightmelanin
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    For me, this seems like one of the most stacked categories
    and I have no idea who might come out on top. I do agree that D’Angelo’s Really
    Love is a hugely unlikely winner (as much as I’d love it to dominate). 

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    mikeboy898
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    There are no clear frontrunners for either ROTY or SOTY like in years past!

    “Uptown Funk” has a lot of things going for it in this category, first and foremost being its insane commercial success in the 1st half of 2015, and its ubiquity throughout the year. Its tailor-made for a Grammy ROTY win, and I can just see Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars and company going to the stage to get their award now.

    “Blank Space” has the fact that its Taylor’s most critically successful single to date, the fact that she’s never won a ROTY or SOTY for any of her songs. And if voters aren’t going to give her AOTY, this is probably the next best thing, if not in the Pop categories. (I could see 1989 winning Pop Vocal Album, though)

    The dark horse for a win is “Really Love”

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    PoweR
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    “Uptown Funk” is the clear frontrunner, imo.

    It’s very reminiscent to “Get Lucky.” Both Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have become Grammy heavyweights in their own way. It contains live instrumentation. It’s the biggest hit of the year. It’s the perfect example of a Record of the Year winner.

    If “Blank Space” wins anything, it’s Song of the Year. It’s not a Record of the Year winner. Neither is “Can’t Feel My Face.”

    Ed Sheeran could upset, but I just think he will remain unlikely until he’s by far the biggest or best contender.

    I have “Really Love” at #2 simply because D’Angelo is the vet and the song contains live instrumentation. But “Uptown Funk” should easily win here.         

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    Richard Aniston
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    I wouldn’t underestimate a Really Love win. A song doesn’t have to be a huge hit to win ROTY (see Please Read The Letter and Here We Go Again) and D’Angelo is a respected artist. Blank Space and CFMF have little/no live instrumentation and the vocal performances are nothing to write home about. Blank Space could take SOTY. I can’t see Ed Sheeran taking it home either.

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    Xtina
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    “Please Read The Letter” and “Here We Go Again” won Record of the Year before the Grammy Awards went really commercial.

    Since 2009, the ROTY winners have been top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100:

    2009 – Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody” (#4)
    2010 – Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now” (#2)
    2011 – Adele, “Rolling In The Deep” (#1)
    2012 – Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (#1)
    2013 – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky” (#2)
    2014 – Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (#2) 

    As much as I want “Really Love” to win ROTY, it doesn’t have a prayer since it wasn’t a hit.  Plus, no song nominated in the R&B field (and Rap field) has won ROTY.

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    glamorous
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    My rankings as of December:

    Uptown Funk
    Blank Space
    Thinking Out Loud
    Really Love
    Can’t Feel My Face

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    st_jimmy
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    This one seems pretty clear out of all the GF categories, “Uptown Funk” is the ROTY. I thought this one was obvious months ago with how weak music has been this year (and by weak, I mean commercially viable nominations weak).

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    mikeboy898
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    Yes, typically the winner of this category, at least in the 2010s, is the most commercially successful/ubiquitous/recognizable song of the year….combined with a song that critics took a decent liking to:

    Take into account Billboard success:

    2016
    “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift (#1 for 6 weeks)
    “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (#1 for 14 weeks)
    “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd (#1 for 3 weeks)
    “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran (peaked at #2)
    “Really Love” – D’Angelo (did not enter Hot 100)

    2015:
    “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (peaked at #2)
    “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX (#1 for 7 weeks)
    “Chandelier” – Sia (peaked at #8)
    “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift (#1 for 4 weeks)
    “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor (#1 for 8 weeks)

    2014:
    “Royals” – Lorde (#1 for 9 weeks)
    “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk (peaked at #2)
    “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & TI (#1 for 12 weeks)
    “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons (peaked at #3)
    “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (#1 for 6 weeks)

    2013:
    “Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys (peaked at #64)
    “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift (#1 for 3 weeks)
    “Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson (#1 for 3 weeks)
    “We Are Young” – fun. (#1 for 6 weeks)
    “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye (#1 for 8 weeks)

    2012:
    “Rolling In the Deep” (#1 for 7 weeks)
    “Grenade” – Bruno Mars (#1 for 4 weeks)
    “The Cave” – Mumford & Sons (peaked at #27)
    “Firework” – Katy Perry (#1 for 4 weeks)
    “Holocene” – Bon Iver (did not enter Hot 100)

    2011:
    “Nothin’ On You” – b.O.b. feat. Bruno Mars (#1 for 2 weeks)
    “Fuck You” – Ceelo Green (peaked at #2)
    “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys (#1 for 5 weeks)
    “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum (peaked at #2)
    “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna (#1 for 7 weeks)

    2010:
    “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon (peaked at #4)
    “Halo” – Beyonce (peaked at #5)
    “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyes Peas (#1 for 14 weeks)
    “Poker Face” – Lady Gaga (#1 for 1 week)
    “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift (peaked at #2)

    This all being said, I think it’s between “Uptown Funk” and “Thinking Out Loud” with the edge being given to the former.

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    Tomisin Williams
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    I honestly think “Uptown Funk” will take it. I can see Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson going up the stage to take the award already haha.

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    Gagamon
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    #414903

    Mike I’m agree with you, btw Chandelier by Sia peaked at #8 not #11

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    lea
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    #414904

    This is really difficult! Almost all my guesses cut The Weeknd short of winning and I feel as though he’ll take home at least one award. Uptown Funk seems like a slight front runner, but who really knows.

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    James Otto Sweet Heart
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    I vote for Taylor here.

    God bless you and her always!!!

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