Grammy Predictions: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Gold Derby’s music experts Darrin Dortch and David Schnelwar reveal who will win and who should win in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. In the days to come, they will be predicting the rest of the top Grammy races.

They already offered their picks and predix for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, , as well as the two dance-related categories: Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording.

And they have also given their predictions for Best Rap SongBest Rap Album, Best Rap Duo or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Solo Performance.

“Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
“The Greatest Love Songs of All Time,” Barry Manilow
“Let It Be: Mathis In Nashville,” Johnny Mathis
“Fly Me to the Moon: The Great American Songbook: Volume V,” Rod Stewart
“Love Is the Answer,” Barbra Streisand

Darrin’s take: Solid reviews, strong sales, a hit single and a corresponding nod in Best Male Pop Vocal should push Michael Buble over the edge here, but watch out for Barbra Streisand. “Love Is the Answer” is Streisand’s best received album in years.

Will win: “Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
Should win: “Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
Spoiler: “Love Is the Answer,” Barbra Streisand

David’s take: Michael Buble is a two-time winner in this category. Last year, he beat Tony Bennett, ending his ten for ten undefeated streak. Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and Barbra Streisand have all been nominated in this category before and lost. Rod Stewart won his first Grammy in this category and  is not likely to repeat this year. Michael Buble is a lock to win.

Will win: “Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
Should win: “Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
Spoiler: No one

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