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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. 
General

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

Fun




Pop


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



Dance/Electronica


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




Rock


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



Alternative


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




R&B


Best R&B Performance

"Adorn" – Miguel



Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Wrong Side of a Love Song" – Melanie Fiona


Best R&B Song

"Refill"
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



Rap
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




Country


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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