Chris’ 2015 Grammy Winner Predictions

 

Chris’ 2015 Grammy Winner Predictions

The 57th Grammy Awards are here and this year’s nominees are some of the best we’ve seen in recent years–from big names like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to up-and-comers like Sia and Sam Smith! Below are my predictions for most of the main categories and a few guesses at some of the smaller categories.

Key: *Winner, †Runner-up, Actual Winner

15 Winners Right (7 runner-ups) out of 36

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

*Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith

†Chandelier – Sia

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Fancy – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

*In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

†Beyoncé – Beyoncé

X – Ed Sheeran

Girl – Pharrell Williams

Morning Phase – Beck

SONG OF THE YEAR

*Chandelier – Sia

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Take Me To Church – Hozier

BEST NEW ARTIST

*Sam Smith

†Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Brandy Clark

Haim

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

*Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

†All Of Me (Live) – John Legend

Chandelier – Sia

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith

Happy (Live) – Pharrell Williams

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

*Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

†Fancy – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX

Say Something – A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Dark Horse – Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

*Cheek To Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

†Night Songs – Barry Manilow

Nostalgia – Annie Lennox

Sending You A Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis

Partners – Barbra Streisand With Various Artists

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

*X – Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Ghost Stories – Coldplay

Bangerz – Miley Cyrus

My Everything – Ariana Grande

Prism – Katy Perry

BEST DANCE RECORDING

*Rather Be – Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

†I Got U – Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones

Never Say Never – Basement Jaxx

F For You – Disclosure Featuring Mary J. Blige

Faded – Zhu

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

*While(1<2) – Deadmau5

Syro – Aphex Twin

Damage Control – Mat Zo

Nabuma Rubberband – Little Dragon

Do It Again – Röyksopp & Robyn

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

*Lazaretto – Jack White

†Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys

Gimme Something Good – Ryan Adams

Blue Moon – Beck

Fever – The Black Keys

BEST ROCK SONG

*Fever – The Black Keys

†Lazaretto – Jack White

Ain’t It Fun – Paramore

Blue Moon – Beck

Gimme Something Good – Ryan Adams

BEST ROCK ALBUM

*Turn Blue – The Black Keys

†Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Morning Phase – Beck

Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Songs Of Innocence – U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

*Lazaretto – Jack White

†Reflektor – Arcade Fire

This Is All Yours – Alt-J

Melophobia – Cage The Elephant

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

*Drunk In Love – Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

†Good Kisser – Usher

New Flame – Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross

It’s Your World – Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly

Like This – Ledisi

BEST R&B SONG

*Drunk In Love – Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

†Good Kisser – Usher

New Flame – Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross

Options (Wolfjames Version) – Luke James Featuring Rick Ross

The Worst – Jhené Aiko

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

*Girl – Pharrell Williams

†Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Sail Out – Jhené Aiko

X – Chris Brown

Mali Is… – Mali Music

BEST R&B ALBUM

*Lift Your Spirit – Aloe Blacc

†Black Radio 2 – Robert Glasper Experiment

Islander – Bernhoft

Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface

Give The People What They Want – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

*3005 – Childish Gambino

†0 To 100 / The Catch Up – Drake

Rap God – Eminem

I – Kendrick Lamar

All I Need Is You – Lecrae

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

*The Monster – Eminem Featuring Rihanna

†Bound 2 – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Blak Majik – Common Featuring Jhené Aiko

Tuesday – I Love Makonnen Featuring Drake

Studio – Schoolboy Q Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid

BEST RAP SONG

*I – Kendrick Lamar

†Bound 2 – Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Anaconda – Nicki Minaj

We Dem Boyz – Wiz Khalifa

0 To 100 / The Catch Up – Drake

BEST RAP ALBUM

*Oxymoron – Schoolboy Q

†Because The Internet – Childish Gambino

The New Classic – Iggy Azalea

Nobody’s Smiling – Common

The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem

Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

*Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Something In The Water – Carrie Underwood

Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

Invisible – Hunter Hayes

Cop Car – Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

*Day Drinking – Little Big Town

†Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood

Gentle On My Mind – The Band Perry

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill

Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

BEST COUNTRY SONG

*Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

†American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Automatic – Miranda Lambert

I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

*The Outsiders – Eric Church

Platinum – Miranda Lambert

Riser – Dierks Bentley

12 Stories – Brandy Clark

The Way I’m Livin’ – Lee Ann Womack

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)

*Diary Of A Mad Diva – Joan Rivers

†Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America – John Waters

Actors Anonymous – James Franco

A Call To Action – Jimmy Carter

A Fighting Chance – Elizabeth Warren

We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song – Gloria Gaynor

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

*Oh My God – Louis C.K.

Mandatory Fun – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Obsessed – Jim Gaffigan

Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time – Patton Oswalt

We Are Miracles – Sarah Silverman

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

*Hedwig And The Angry Inch

†A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder

Aladdin

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

West Side Story

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

*Frozen

†Get On Up: The James Brown Story

American Hustle

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

*The Grand Budapest Hotel

†Gone Girl

Frozen

Gravity

Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

*Let It Go – Idina Menzel [Frozen]

†The Moon Song – Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix [Her]

Everything Is Awesome!!! – Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island [The Lego Movie]

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran [The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug]

I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell [Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me]

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL

*Waves (Robin Schulz Remix) – Mr. Probz

All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix) – John Legend

Falling Out (Ming Remix) – Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito

Pompeii (Audien Remix) – Bastille

The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix) – Five Knives

Smile (Kaskade Edit) – Galantis

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

*Happy – Pharrell Williams

†Chandelier – Sia

We Exist – Arcade Fire

Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

The Golden Age – Woodkid Featuring Max Richter

BEST MUSIC FILM

*Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour – Beyoncé & Jay Z

†Ghost Stories – Coldplay

20 Feet From Stardom – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Metallica Through The Never – Metallica

The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne – Pink

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

*Greg Kurstin

  • Beating Heart (Ellie Goulding)
  • Chandelier (Sia)
  • Double Rainbow (Katy Perry)
  • Gunshot (Lykke Li)
  • Money Power Glory (Lana Del Rey)
  • 1000 Forms Of Fear (Sia)
  • Sheezus (Lily Allen)
  • Wrapped In Red (Kelly Clarkson)

†John Hill

  • All You Never Say (Birdy)
  • Burning Gold (Christina Perri)
  • Can’t Remember To Forget You (Shakira Featuring Rihanna)
  • Goldmine (Kimbra)
  • Guts Over Fear (Eminem Featuring Sia)
  • Strange Desire (Bleachers)
  • Voices (Phantogram)
  • Water Fountain (Tune-Yards)

Paul Epworth

  • Pendulum (FKA Twigs)
  • Queenie Eye (Paul McCartney)
  • Road (Paul McCartney)
  • Save Us (Paul McCartney)

Jay Joyce

  • About Last Night (Sleeper Agent)
  • It Goes Like This (Thomas Rhett)
  • Melophobia (Cage The Elephant)
  • Montibello Memories (Matrimony)
  • Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song (Amos Lee)
  • The Outsiders (Eric Church)

Max Martin

  • Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
  • Break Free (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
  • Dark Horse (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
  • Problem (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
  • Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  • Unconditionally (Katy Perry)

 

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