Nominations are usually announced in early to mid-October. Who will get nominated this year? Here are some thoughts:
Pop/Rock Female Artist Adele, Katy Perry and Rihanna seem strong contenders followed by Kelly Clarkson. Nicki Minaj and Carly Rae Jepsen are also possible.
Pop/Rock Male Artist Justin Bieber is the frontrunner. Like many rappers before him, Drake had enough mainstream success this year to show up here. Who else is there? Gotye, Flo Rida, David Guetta or maybe Usher?
Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group I think the nominees will be One Direction, Maroon 5 and Fun. Maybe Coldplay can sneak in.
Pop/Rock Album Sometimes the same album gets nominated two years in a row, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Adele's "21" (the biggest seller in the eligibility period) nominated again. Who else will make it? One Direction, Justin Bieber and Rihanna seem like good bets.
Soul/R&B Female Artist "Love On Top" was a huge hit on the R&B chart, so Beyonce is in. This category is really weak this year. Not many ladies were successful. Can Mary J. Blige get nominated? Rihanna has been nominated and even won before, but this year her presence on the R&B charts hasn't been as strong. Will they nominate Whitney Houston like they did with Michael Jackson despite the lack of new material?
Soul/R&B Male Artist Usher, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Trey Songz are vying for the three slots.
Country Female Artist This is easy. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift will be the nominees.
Country Male Artist Blake Shelton's popularity has risen ("The Voice" has helped), so he's in. The other nominees will be a combination of Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean.
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Drake and Nicki Minaj are in. Kanye West and Jay-Z could be nominated as a duo.
Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist - Adele - Katy Perry - Rihanna
Spoilers: Carly Rae Jepsen, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist -Justin Bieber -Gotye - Usher
Spoilers: Flo Rida, Jason Marz, Chris Brown
Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group -Maroon 5 -The Wanted -One Direction
Favorite Pop/Rock Album -Adele: 21 -Justin Bieber: -Rihanna : Talk that Talk
Favorite Breakthrough Artist Pop/Rock Finalist: One Direction & Carly Rae Jepsen Country Finalist: Scotty McCreery & Hutner Hayes R&B/Soul Finalist: Frank Ocean & Elle Varner Rap/Hip-Hop Finalist: 2 Chainz & J. Cole
Favorite Female Country Artist -Miranda Lambert -Carrie Underwood -Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Country Artist -Jason Aldean -Scotty McCreery -Blake Shelton
Favorite Country Band/Duo -Lady Antebellum -Zac Brown Band -Little Big Town
Favorite Country Album -Miranda Lambert: Four the Record -Carrie Underwood: Blown Away
Favorite Female R&B/Soul Artist -Whitney Houston (I can see her getting in) -Rihanna -Beyonce
Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist -Usher -Chris Brown -Trey Songz
Spoilers: Frank Ocean,
Favorite R&B/Soul Album -Chris Brown: -Rihanna: Talk that Talk -Usher:
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist -Kelly Clarkson -Michael Buble -Lady Antebellum
Favorite Rap Artist -Nicki Minaj -Drake -Lil' Wayne
"Up All Night" will likely get nominated for Pop/Rock Album and win.
I also wonder how the whole two years in the row thngs works. Does it work only for re-releases? If not, Adele will likely be nominated again.
They nominated the three best-selling albums, even if they're old, i.e. Michael Jackson's Ones was nominated in 2009. If the rule doesn't change 21 will receive its second nomination for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.
^^^ Thanks for the news! I would love to see at least one of my favorites up there on that stage singing during the show! Brad Paisley released a brand new song yesterday named "Southern Comfort Zone". Maybe Brad will be asked to sing it! (smiles)
God bless you and him and my other favorites always!!!
Listen to my most favorite male singer here sometime y'all! His name is James Otto!