The Grammys nominations special is airing on December 5, 2012, so I thought it was time to get some final predictions going. Do as many or as little categories as you like, but at least tackle the general field nominees. I think it could be one of those "anything goes" years, so there might be less consensus here than in most cycles.
I've decided to do tallies for the GENERAL FIELD predictions. Be sure to include those four categories in your posts regardless of what other predictions you decide to make. You can make changes up until the nominations concert (Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 10 PM ET on CBS), but please let the changes be minor ones. If they're not, PM me with your corrections.
Blue = Frontrunners Red = Nominees Green = Winners
great idea. reserving the spot here ;) every prediction & alternate is in order of its chance... i feel i will suck at predicting this year. i fear the best album among my nominees (El Camino) can be snubbed. i hope Bieber thing won't happen but i don't think fun. or Pink are strong enough to take 2nd pop slot. i was even considering complete fun.'s snub in GF but i might be just delusional ;)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1. Mumford & Sons, Babel 2. Maroon 5, Overexposed 3. The Black Keys, El Camino 4. Justin Bieber, Believe 5. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange fun., Some Nights Drake, Take Care Gotye, Making Mirrors Carrie Underwood, Blown Away Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials
RECORD OF THE YEAR 1. Gotye ft. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know 2. fun. ft. Janelle Monae, We Are Young 3. Carly Rae Jespen, Call Me Maybe 4. The Lumineers, Ho Hey 5. Florence + The Machine, Shake It Out Of Monsters And Men, Little Talks Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Drake ft. Rihanna, Take Care The Black Keys, Lonely Boy Mumford & Sons, I Will Wait Philip Phillips, Home Frank Ocean, Thinkin Bout You Adele, Set Fire To The Rain (Live)
SONG OF THE YEAR 1. fun. ft. Janelle Monae, We Are Young 2. Miranda Lambert, Over You 3. Drake ft. Rihanna, Take Care 4. Frank Ocean, Thinkin Bout You 5. Florence + The Machine, Shake It Out Phillip Phillips, Home Carly Rae Jespen, Call Me Maybe Bruce Springsteen, We Take Care Of Our Own The Lumineers, Ho Hey Of Monsters And Men, Little Talks
BEST NEW ARTIST 1. Frank Ocean 2. One Direction 3. Hunter Hayes 4. Ellie Goulding 5. fun. Gotye Emeli Sande Lianne La Havas Alabama Shakes The Lumineers Of Monsters And Men Miguel 2 Chainz The xx Ed Sheeran Passion Pit
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE 1. Adele, Set Fire To The Rain (Live) 2. Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) 3. Katy Perry, Wide Awake 4. Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe 5. Bruno Mars, It Will Rain Jason Mraz, I Won't Give Up Phillip Phillips, Home Pink, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) Taylor Swift, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together John Mayer, Shadows Days
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE 1. Gotye ft. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know 2. fun. ft. Janelle Monae, We Are Young 3. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone 4. Florence + The Machine, Shake It Out 5. The Beach Boys, That's Why God Made The Radio The Lumineers, Ho Hey No Doubt, Settle Down One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful Coldplay ft. Rihanna, Princess Of China Train, Drive By
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM 1.Maroon 5, Overexposed 2.Justin Bieber, Believe 3.Pink, The Truth About Love 4.One Direction, Up All Night 5.fun., Some Nights Rihanna, Talk That Talk Kelly Clarkson, Stronger John Mayer, Born And Raised Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials Jason Mraz, Love Is A Four Letter World
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM 1. Michael Buble, Christmas 2. Paul McCartney, Kisses On The Bottom 3. Barbra Streisand, Release Me 4. Andrea Bocelli, Concerto: One Night In Central Park 5. Susan Boyle, Someone To Watch Over Me Michael Feinstein, The Sinatra Project Vol. II: The Good Life Carole King, A Holiday Carole BeBe Winans, America America Amy Winehouse, Lioness: Hidden Treasures Glenn Frey, After Hours Barbara Cook, Loverman
BEST DANCE RECORDING 1. Skrillex ft. Sirah, Bangarang 2. Avicii, Levels 3. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin, Don't You Worry Child 4. Zedd ft. Matthew Koma, Spectrum 5. Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo, Let's Go Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way, Professional Griefers or Deadmau5 ft. Chris James, The Veldt Martin Solveig, The Night Out David Guetta ft. Sia, She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) Calvin Harris, Feel So Close Swedish House Mafia, Greyhound The Chemical Brothers, Superflash Kaskade, Room For Happiness
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM 1. Skrillex, Bangarang 2. Deadmau5, Album Title Goes Here 3. Purity Ring, Shrines 4. M83, Hurry Up We're Dreaming (alt?) 5. Grimes, Visions Justice, Audio Video Disco Martin Solveig, Smash Dev, The Night The Sun Came Up Hot Chip, In Our Heads (alt?) Pet Shop Boys, Elysium (pop?)
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE 1. The Black Keys, Lonely Boy 2. Mumford & Sons, I Will Wait 3. Of Monsters And Men, Little Talks 4. Muse, Madness 5. Coldplay, Charlie Brown Bruce Springsteen, We Take Care Of Our Own Alabama Shakes, Hold On The Shins, Simple Song Jack White, Freedom At 21 Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Oh Susanna
BEST ROCK SONG 1. The Black Keys, Lonely Boy 2. Mumford & Sons, I Will Wait 3. Bruce Springsteen, We Take Care Of Our Own 4. Of Monsters And Men, Little Talks 5. Muse, Madness Coldplay, Charlie Brown Alabama Shakes, Hold On The Shins, Simple Song Jack White, Freedom At 21 The Killers, Runaways
BEST ROCK ALBUM 1. The Black Keys, El Camino 2. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto 3. Dave Matthews Band, Away From The World 4. Jack White, Blunderbuss 5. Muse, The 2nd Law Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Americana Green Day, !Uno! Lou Reed & Metallica, Lulu Of Monsters And Men, My Head Is An Animal
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM 1. Gotye, Making Mirrors 2. The Shins, Port Of Morrow 3. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel... 4. Band of Horses, Mirage Rock 5. David Byrne & St. Vincent, Love This Giant Passion Pit, Gossamer Bjork, Biophilia Sleigh Bells, Reign Of Terror M83, Hurry Up We're Dreaming The xx, Coexist Animal Collective, Centipede Hz
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE 1. Miguel, Adorn 2. Frank Ocean, Thinkin Bout You 3. Faith Hill, Tears Of Joy 4. John Legend, Tonight (Best You Ever Had) 5. Elle Varner, Refill Beyonce, Love On Top Estelle, Thank You Usher, Climax Anthony Hamilton, Woo Melanie Fiona, Wrong Side Of A Love Song Mary J. Blige, Don't Mind
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE 1. Anita Baker, Lately 2. R. Kelly, Feelin' Single 3. Anthony Hamilton, Pray For Me 4. Bobby Womack, Please Forgive My Heart 5. Tamia, Beautiful Surprise Lalah Hathaway, You Were Meant For Me Jill Scott, Blessed Eric Benet, Real Love or Harriett Jones R. Kelly, Share My Love Tyrese, Stay SWV, If Only You Knew or Love Unconditionally
BEST R&B SONG 1. Miguel, Adorn 2. Frank Ocean, Thinkin Bout You 3. Faith Hill, Tears Of Joy 4. Anthony Hamilton, Pray For Me 5. Bobby Womack, Please Forgive My Heart Beyonce, Love On Top Usher, Climax Estelle, Thank You Elle Varner, Refill John Legend ft. Ludacris, Tonight (Best I Ever Had)
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM 1. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange 2. Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream 3. Chris Brown, Fortune 4. Usher, Looking For Myself 5. Melanie Fiona, The MF Life Emeli Sande, Our Version Of Events Elle Varner, Perfectly Imperfect Brandy, Two Eleven Mary J. Blige, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) Estelle, All Of Me
BEST R&B ALBUM 1. R. Kelly, Write Me Back 2. Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love 3. SWV, I Missed Us 4. Lalah Hathaway, Where It All Begins 5. Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man In The Universe Tyrese, Open Invitation Mary J. Blige, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) Estelle, All Of Me Monica, New Life Eric Benet, The One
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE 1. Kanye West ft. Big Sean & Pusha T & 2 Chainz, Mercy 2. Jay-Z & Kanye West, Niggas In Paris 3. Drake ft. Lil Wayne, HYFR 4. 2 Chainz ft. Drake, No Lie 5. Nicki Minaj ft. 2 Chainz, Beez In My Trap Nas, Daughters Wiz Khalifa, Work Hard Play Hard Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools (Drank) Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z, 3 Kings Tyga, Rack City
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION 1. Wale ft. Miguel, Lotus Flower Bomb 2. J. Cole ft. Missy Elliott, Nobody's Perfect 3. Jay-Z & Kanye West ft. Frank Ocean, No Church In The Wild 4. DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown & Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj & Lil'
Wayne, Take It To The Head 5. Rihanna ft. Jaz-Z, Talk That Talk Drake ft. The Weekend, Crew Love Snoop Dogg ft. Wiz Khalifa & Bruno Mars, Young, Wild, & Free Flo Rida ft. Sia, Wild Ones Mary J. Blige ft. Drake, Mr. Wrong 50 Cent ft. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys, New Day
BEST RAP SONG 1. Kanye West ft. Big Sean & Pusha T & 2 Chainz, Mercy 2. Drake ft. Lil' Wayne, The Motto 3. Nas, Daughters 4. J. Cole ft. Missy Elliott, Nobody's Perfect 5. Jay-Z & Kanye West, Niggas In Paris Wale ft. Miguel, Lotus Flower Bomb 2 Chainz, No Lie
BEST RAP ALBUM 1. Drake, Take Care 2. Nas, Life Is Good 3. The Roots, Undun 4. GOOD Music, Cruel Summer 5. Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't Flo Rida, Wild Ones 2 Chainz, Based On A T.R.U. Story Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liqour: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 B.o.B., Srange Clouds Common, The Dreamer/The Believer
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE 1. Miranda Lambert, Over You 2. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away 3. Eric Church, Springsteen 4. Hunter Hayes, Wanted 5. Dierks Bentley, Home Taylor Swift, Ours Luke Bryan, Drunk On You Blake Shelton, Over Kenny Chesney, Come Over
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE 1. Little Big Town, Pontoon 2. Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars, Safe & Sound 3. Eli Young Band, Even If It Breaks Your Heart 4. Lionel Richie ft. Willie Nelson, Easy 5. Willie Nelson ft. Snoop Dogg & Jamey Johnson & Kris Kristofferson, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die Zac Brown Band, The Wind Love And Theft, Angel Eyes Kenny Chesney ft. Tim McGraw, Feel Like A Rockstar
BEST COUNTRY SONG 1. Miranda Lambert, Over You 2. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away 3. Eric Church, Springsteen 4. Dierks Bentley, Home 5. Little Big Town, Pontoon Hunter Hayes, Wanted Taylor Swift, Ours Jason Aldean, Fly Over States Eli Young Band, Even If It Breaks Your Heart Gloriana, (Kissed You) Good Night
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM 1. Miranda Lambert, Four The Record 2. Zac Brown Band, Uncaged 3. Vince Gill, Guitar Slinger 4. Little Big Town, Tornado 5. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away Dierks Bentley, Home Lee Brice, Hard 2 Love Lionel Richie, Tuskegee Willie Nelson, Heroes Alan Jackson, Thirty Miles West
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM 1. Mumford & Sons, Babel 2. Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream 3. Bob Dylan, Tempest 4. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter 5. Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls Dwight Yoakam, 3 Pears The Lumineers, The Lumineers Kevin Costner & Modern West, Famous For Killing Each Other: Music From And Inspired By Hatfields & McCoys Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire Lyle Lovett, Release Me
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: AND THE NOMINEES ARE... Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE Mumfords and Sons - Babel Drake - Take Care Carrie Underwood - Blown Away Maroon 5 - Overexposed
BEST NEW ARTIST: AND THE NOMINEES ARE... One Direction Frank Ocean fun. Ellie Goulding Lana Del Rey
RECORD OF THE YEAR: AND THE NOMINEES ARE... Goyte - Somebody That I Used To Know Adele - Set Fire To The Rain Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out Fun. - We Are Young Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
SONG OF THE YEAR: AND THE NOMINEES ARE... Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out Mumfords and Sons - I Will Wait Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up Miranda Lambert- Over You
"I don't need to be on top to know I'm worth it, because I'm strong enough to know the truth. I just want it to be hot, because I'm best when I'm in love, and I'm in love with you."
My predictions are going to be really random this year lol.
Album of the Year: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange Mumford & Sons, Babel Drake, Take Care Carrie Underwood, Blown Away Black Keys, El Camino
Spoilers: Miranda Lambert (Four the Record)/ Rihanna (Talk That Talk)/ Florence + the Machine (Ceremonials)/ P!nk / Maroon 5 (Overexposed)
Record of the Year: Drake & Rihanna "Take Care" Gotye & Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know" Mumford and Sons "I Will Wait" Fun. feat. Janelle Monae "We Are Young" Taylor Swift "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
Spoilers: Jay-Z & Kanye West "Paris"/ Emeli Sande "Next to Me"/ Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"/ Adele "Set the Rain On Fire (Live)"/ Kelly Clarkson "Stronger"
Song of the Year: "Thinking About You" (Frank Ocean) "I Will Wait" (Mumford and Sons) "Over You" (Miranda Lambert) "Adorn" (Miguel) "Next to Me" (Emeli Sande)
Spoilers: Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"/ Fun "We Are Young"/ Phillip Phillips "Home"/ Goyte "Somebody That I Used to Know"/ Florence + Machine "Shake It Out"
Best New Artist One Direction Emeli Sande Fun Frank Ocean Carly Rae Jepsen
Spoilers: Miguel, 2 Chainz, Gotye, Elle Gourdin, Hunter Hayes
01. Take Care By Drake - Metascore 75 [RAP] 02. Channel Orange By Frank Ocean - Metascore 92 [R&B] 03. Some Nights By Fun. - Metascore 60 [POP] 04. Babel By Mumford & Sons - Metascore 63 [ROCK] 05. El Camino By The Black Keys - Metascore 84
RECORD OF THE YEAR
01. Thinking Bout You By Frank Ocean 02. We Are Young By Fun. 03. Somebody That I Used To Know By Gotye 04. Home By Phillip Phillips 05. Ho Hey By The Lumineers
BEST NEW ARTIST
01. Frank Ocean 02. Fun. 03. Gotye 04. One Direction 05. The Lumineers
SONG OF THE YEAR
01. Thinking Bout You By Frank Ocean 02. Blown Away By Carrie Underwood 03. We Are Young By Fun. 04. Home By Phillip Phillips 05. Ho Hey By The Lumineers
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
01. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together By Taylor Swift 02. Set Fire To The Rain (Live) By Adele 03. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) By Kelly Clarkson 04. Wide Awake By Katy Perry 05. Home By Phillip Phillips
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
01. We Are Young By Fun. 02. Somebody That I Used To Know By Gotye 03. One More Night By Maroon 5 04. What Makes You Beautiful By One Direction 05. Drive By By Train
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
01. Some Nights By Fun. - Metascore 60 02. Believe By Justin Bieber - Metascore 68 03. Stronger By Kelly Clarkson - Metascore 62 04. Overexposed By Maroon 5 - Metascore 54 05. Up All Night By One Direction - Metascore 69
Mumford and Sons - Babel Frank Ocean - Channel Orange The Black Keys - El Camino Miranda Lambert - Four The Record Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Alts: Drake - Take Care, Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball, Pink - Truth About Love
Record of the Year
Someobdy That I Used To Know - Gotye ft. Kimbra Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen We Are Young - fun. ft. Janelle Monae Set Fire To The Rain (Live) - Adele Take Care - Drake ft. Rihanna
Alts: Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean, Lonely Boy - The Black Keys, ni**as In Paris - Jay Z and Kanye West, I WIll Wait - Mumford and Sons, Payphone - Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Song of the Year
We Are Young - fun. ft. Janelle Monae Over You - Miranda Lambert Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean Shake It Out - Florence + Machine I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
Alts: Lonely Boy - The Black Keys, Stronger - Kelly Clarkson, Adorn - Miguel, Home - Phillip Phillips
Best New Artist
Frank Ocean fun. One Direction Ellie Goulding Alabama Shakes
Alts: Miguel, Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Lana Del Rey, The xx, Ed Sheeran, 2 Chainz
Best Pop Album:
Justin Bieber - Believe Talk That Talk - Rihanna Ceremonials - Florence and the Machine Pink - The Truth About Love Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Alts: Some Nights - fun.
Best Pop Solo: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen WANEGBT - Taylor Swift Blow Me One Last Kiss - Pink Home - Phillip Phillips Set Fire To The Rain (Live) - Adele
Best Pop Group/Duo Performance:
STIUTK - Gotye ft. Kimbra We Are Young - fun. ft. Janelle Monae One More Night - Maroon 5 Shake it Out - Florence and the Machine Princess of China - Coldplay ft. Rihanna
Best Rap Album:
Drake - Take Care GOOD MUSIC - Cruel Summer Nas - Life IS Good Rick Ross - God Forgives I Don't
Best Rap Performance:
Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z and Kanye West Mercy - GOOD MUSIC The Motto (or HYFR) - Drake ft Lil Wayne Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick lamar No Lie - 2 Chainz ft Drake
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale ft Miguel Crew Love - Drake ft The Weeknd Nobody's Perfect - J Cole ft. Mary J Blige No Church In The Wild - Jay z and Kanye West ft Frank Ocean Payphone - Maroon 5 ft Wiz Khalifa
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Channel Orange - Frank Ocean Fortune - Chris Brown Looking For Myself - Usher Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel Chapter V - Trey Songz
Best R&B Performance:
Adorn - Miguel Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean Love On Top - Beyonce Refill - Elle Varner Climax - Usher
Best Rock Album:
The Black Keys - El Camino Jack White - Blunderbuss Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Muse - The 2nd Law
Alt: DMB, Neil Young
Best Americana Album:
Mumford and Sons - Babel Born and Raised - John Mayer (?) Bob Dylan - Tempest Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
ALBUM OF THE YEAR Black Keys "El Camino" Florence + The Machine "Ceremonials" Frank Ocean "Channel Orange" Miranda Lambert "Four The Record" Mumford & Sons "Babel"
Almost put in: Drake "Take Care", Pink "The Truth About Love", Maroon 5 "Overexposed"
- I know I'm being far too optimistic here, but I have faith in the Grammys. I actually thought they did a solid job of AOTY last year, except for Rihanna. I'm praying they don't put Maroon 5 or the Beiber in AOTY... either would be a travesty. I don't think Rihanna gets in here two years in a row for two mediocre albums. As for my picks... "Ceremonials" just had too many singles and was too amazing to ignore, Grammys have proved before they love the Black Keys and "El Camino" is their best yet, Frank Ocean is the breakthrough of the year, Miranda will get the country vote and it's a great album, and Mumford... well, c'mon.
RECORD OF THE YEAR Black Keys "Lonely Boy" Florence + The Machine "Shake It Out" Fun. "We Are Young" Gotye f/ Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know" Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa "Payphone"
Almost put in: Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)", Frank Ocean "Thinking Bout You", Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"
- I think Fun. and Gotye are locks at this point, but a lot of people said that about "Moves Like Jagger" and "Pumped Up Kicks" last year too. Or "Beautiful" by Xtina a few years back. But I'm pretty confident... If I'm wrong about anything here, it's my Florence bias blinding me... and Adele or Mumford will take that spot. I think "Thinkin Bout You" is too low key and lacks the punch for ROTY... there were much better songs on the album. I still have great hope for Kelly Clarkson, and almost put her in. And Grammy may not be able to resist the chance to award Adele again, but it's more likely she goes Solo Pop. I feel like damn Maroon 5 has to get some kind of nom in the Big 3, and it would most likely be here... "Payphone" is eligible, I hope? Oh, and I know a lot of people are putting Taylor Swift here for "We Are Never Getting Back Together", but I think the song is far too divisive... A lot of her fans hated it. It's far more likely that goes in Solo Pop, and Taylor get other noms for Country Duo/Group and Song from a Movie.
SONG OF THE YEAR Florence + The Machine "Shake It Out" Frank Ocean "Thinking Bout You" Fun. "We Are Young" Miranda Lambert "Over You" Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"
Almost put in: Emile Sande "Next To Me", Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up", Bruce Springsteen "We Take Care of Our Own", Black Keys "Lonely Boy"
- Just went with my instincts here. It's kind of unlikely that only 2 Record/Songs match up... so now I'm thinking Mumford does get in for ROTY. We'll see!
BEST NEW ARTIST Ellie Goulding Frank Ocean Fun. Gotye One Direction
Almost put in: Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd
- I think Frank, Fun., Gotye, and One Direction are all locks at this point... The 5th slot is a wild card, and it could go to anyone. I went with Goulding because "Lights" was such a breakout hit and "Anything Could Happen" is even better.
BEST SOLO POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE Adele "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)" Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up" Kelly Clarkson "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Pink "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" Taylor Swift "We Are Never Getting Back Together"
BEST GROUP/DUO POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE Florence + The Machine "Shake It Out" Fun. "We Are Young" Gotye f/ Kimbra "Somebody That I Used To Know" Maroon 5 "One More Night" One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful"
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM Florence + The Machine "Cermonials" Fun. "Some Nights" Maroon 5 "Overexposed" Pink "The Truth About Love" Rihanna "Talk That Talk"
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM Amy Winehouse "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" Andrea Bocelli "Concerto: One Night in Central Park" Jackie Evancho "Heavenly Christmas" Michael Buble "Christmas" Paul McCartney "Kisses on the Bottom" BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE Black Keys "Lonely Boy" Bruce Springsteen "We Take Care of Our Own" Coldplay "Hurts Like Heaven" Jack White "Love Interruption" Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"
BEST ROCK ALBUM Black Keys "El Camino" Bruce Springsteen "Wrecking Ball" Coldplay "Mylo Xyloto" Dave Matthews Band "Away From The World" Jack White "Blunderbuss"
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Bjork "Biophilia" Fiona Apple "The Idler Wheel..." Gotye "Making Mirrors" Passion Pit "Gossamer" The Shins "Port of Morrow"
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE Alicia Keys f/ Nicki Minaj "Girl on Top" Brandy w/ Chris Brown "Put it Down" Estelle "Thank You" Frank Ocean "Thinking About You" Usher "Climax"
BEST R&B ALBUM Estelle "All of Me" India.Arie "Open Door" Mary J. Blige "My Life II - The Journey Continues" Ne-Yo "R.E.D." R. Kelly "Write Me Back"
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM Chris Brown "Fortune" Emeli Sande "Our Version of Events" Frank Ocean "Channel Orange" Trey Songz "Chapter IV" Usher "Looking For Myself"
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE Drake f/ Lil' Wayne "The Motto" Kanye West & Jay-Z "Niggas in Paris (Live)" Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz "Mercy" T.I. "Go Get It" Wiz Khalifa "Work Hard, Play Hard"
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION B.o.B. f/ Taylor Swift "Both of Us" Drake f/ Rihanna "Take Care" Flo Rida f/ Sia "Wild Ones" Nas f/ Amy Winehouse "Cherry Wine" Rihanna f/ Jay-Z "Talk That Talk"
BEST RAP ALBUM Childish Gambino "Camp" Drake "Take Care" Good Music "Cruel Summer" Rick Ross "God Forgives, I Don't" Wiz Khalifa "O.N.I.F.C."
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE Blake Shelton "Drink On It" Carrie Underwood "Good Girl" Luke Bryan "Drunk on You" Miranda Lambert "Over You" Taylor Swift "Ours"
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Lionel Ritchie "Tuskegee" Luke Bryan "Tailgates & Tanlines" Miranda Lambert "Four The Record" Zac Brown Band "Uncaged"
People are reserving a spot to edit in their predictions later. But you do not have to do that if you don't want to. The sooner you post them, the better. I want to get the tallies started this week instead of counting a flood of ballots on Dec. 5. So get those predictions in guys! Thanks!