Chances are high that if you’re reading this website, you probably are aware that the Grammy Awards are on Sunday.
As we pointed out the other day when we mentioned the most awkward moments from the awards show, we turn our attention to this year’s version, as we’re letting you know who we’ve got winning the most prestigious trophy in music. These are our 2014 Grammy predictions:
5. Song of the Year – “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Given the fact that this duo has completely blown up over the past year, along with the social message of the song nominated—for those who somehow didn’t know, yes, “Same Love” is about same-gender love and marriage rights —we think this has a good shot at taking home the honor.
History tells us voters tend to mix their feelings about these types of songs, but given the fact we see the Seattle rappers falling short in Album of the Year (spoiler alert), we think they nab this one.
4. Best Rock Album – “Psychedelic Pill,” – Neil Young with Crazy Horse
With a number of household names to choose from, we see Grammy voters going with Young, who actually holds the record for the most losses in this category with six. Going against David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age, there will be plenty of competition, but at the end of the day, Young will rock his first solo Grammy award since 2010.
3. Best New Artist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Just because we think this pair will fall short in some other major categories doesn’t mean they won’t get some recognition for being one of the biggest acts of the past year. While Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis have impacted the music scene a ton since breaking out with their album “The Heist,” viewers should also look out for Kendrick Lamar, who, though in a musical genre that typically doesn’t get mad love from voters, has impressed in his own right with the way he’s broken down the door to hip hop heaven.
2. Record of the Year – “Royals,” Lorde
Maybe it’s just our inner hipster coming out in us, but we see an upset a brewing with one of the biggest awards of the night. Sure, the album received some bad pub for claiming to have some questionable undertones. But it’s generally received more positive critiques than poor ones. Plus, it’s a pretty good album from start to finish. If voters can get passed the fact that the album’s top hit of the same name talking about Grey Goose and getting ripped in the bathroom, it will be one of the bigger upsets of the night.
1. Album of the Year – “Red,” Taylor Swift
Yes, it’s Taylor Swift and everyone always claims to have had it up to their earlobes with her little “act,” but the girl knows what works, and she uses it to her benefit. With her album “Red” going platinum four times in the U.S., reaching No. 1 in seven different countries and dominating the teen scene, we have a feeling Swift will be giving an acceptance speech once this award is announced.
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