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My 2013 Grammy Predicitons

i finally got around to compiling my final predictions for the up coming Grammy awards this weekend (thanks Nanma K for reminding me). these are the musicians i feel will be taking the grammys home. 

Record of the Year

"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monáe
Jeff Bhasker, producer Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

Album of the Year

Babel – Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Robin Baynton & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Song of the Year

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)

Best New Artist



Best Pop Solo Performance

"Wide Awake" – Katy Perry

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ceremonials – Florence and the Machine


Best Dance Recording

"Don't You Worry Child" – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers

Best Dance/Electronica Album

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Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Christmas – Michael Bublé


Best Rock Performance

"I Will Wait" – Mumford & Sons

Best Rock Song

"Lonely Boy"
Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Best Rock Album

Blunderbuss – Jack White


Best Alternative Music Album

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple


Best R&B Performance

"Adorn" – Miguel

Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Wrong Side of a Love Song" – Melanie Fiona

Best R&B Song

Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

Best R&B Album

Open Invitation – Tyrese

Best Rap Performance

"Mercy" – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Cherry Wine" – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse

Best Rap Song

"Lotus Flower Bomb"
Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)

Best Rap Album

Life Is Good – Nas


Best Country Solo Performance

"Blown Away" – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Safe & Sound" – Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars

Best Country Song

"Blown Away"
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Best Country Album

Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

Gospel/Contemporary Christian

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

"Go Get It" – Mary Mary

Best Gospel Song

"My Testimony"
Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)

Best Gospel Album

Gold – Britt Nicole

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Rock Of Ages – Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

"Let Me Be Your Star" (from Smash)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Salaam Remi
"Back To Love" (Anthony Hamilton) (T)
"Between the Cheats" (Amy Winehouse) (T)
"Girl On Fire" (Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj) (S)
"How Many Drinks?" (Miguel) (T)
Life Is Good (Nas) (A)
"Like Smoke" (Amy Winehouse Featuring Nas) (T)
"Running" (Melanie Fiona Featuring Nas) (T)
"Sins of My Father" (Usher) (T)
"A Song For You" (Amy Winehouse) (T)

Music Video

Best Short Form Music Video

"Bad Girls" – M.I.A.
Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video

Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding
Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer

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