59th Grammy Awards Predictions

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards take place tonight from 8:30 to 11:30 PM ET on CBS! It’s time for us to get pissed off when the artist that we like doesn’t win… because we all know the Grammy Awards are about popularity and politics, NOT musical talent and artistic vision! Here we go!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
25 – Adele
Lemonade – Beyoncé
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Views – Drake
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

WHO SHOULD WIN? Lemonade – Beyoncé
WHO WILL WIN? Lemonade – Beyoncé

If Justin Bieber wins this award…

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Hello” – Adele
“Formation” – Beyoncé
“7 Years” – Lukas Graham
“Work” – Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

WHO SHOULD WIN? “Formation” – Beyoncé
WHO WILL WIN? “Hello” – Adele

Either Beyoncé or Adele can win this award. Just please don’t let Lukas Graham win.

BEST NEW ARTIST
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

WHO SHOULD WIN? Anderson .Paak
WHO WILL WIN? Probably Chance the Rapper or The Chainsmokers

Just listen to Malibu and Yes Lawd! and you will see why Anderson .Paak is head and shoulders above these other artists.

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
25 – Adele
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
Confident – Demi Lovato
This is Acting – Sia

WHO SHOULD WIN? Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
WHO WILL WIN? 25 – Adele

Yes, Dangerous Woman is better than 25.

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Skin – Flume
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean Michael-Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld
Louis Vega Starring…XXVIII – Louie Vega

WHO SHOULD WIN? Ummm…
WHO WILL WIN? Flume?

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Joe” (Live From Austin City Limits) – Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé Featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” – David Bowie
“The Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
“Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots

WHO SHOULD WIN? “Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé Featuring Jack White
WHO WILL WIN? “Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé Featuring Jack White

David Bowie winning this award would be cool as well, but the Grammy’s are probably planning that image of Beyoncé carrying all of her awards down the red carpet because that would make for a great photo-op, right?

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
“Shock Me” – Baroness
“Silvera” – Gojira
“Rotting In Vain” – Korn
“Dystopia” – Megadeth
“The Price is Wrong” – Periphery

WHO SHOULD WIN? Why is this is a genre of music?
WHO WILL WIN – Baroness?

BEST ROCK SONG
“Blackstar” – David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
“Burn the Witch” – Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
“Hardwired” – James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Heathens” – Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“My Name is Human” – Rich Mayer, Ryan Mayer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

WHO SHOULD WIN? “Blackstar” – David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
WHO WILL WIN? “Blackstar” – David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Radiohead winning this award would be cool as well.

BEST ROCK ALBUM
California – Blink-182
Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage The Elephant
Magma – Gojira
Death of Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco
Weezer – Weezer

WHO SHOULD WIN? Ummmm… Brendon Urie & Friends?
WHO WILL WIN? Maybe Weezer, but knowing the Grammy’s… Blink-182

This is the worst field for “Best Rock Album” in the history of the Grammy Awards.

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
22, A Million – Bon Iver
Blackstar – David Bowie
The Hope Six Demolition Project – PJ Harvey
Post Pop Depression – Iggy Pop
A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

WHO SHOULD WIN? Blackstar – David Bowie
WHO WILL WIN? Blackstar – David Bowie

This will likely be the year that David Bowie wins many awards because he’s a huge legend that tragically passed away in the past year. Not to mention, Blackstar got fantastic reviews across the music world and he’s contributed so much to rock music. The only problem is that Blackstar is not as “alternative” as some of the other nominees, and that’s likely due to the fact that he’s such a huge star. But regardless, it would be great to see him take home this award.

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Turnin’ Me Up” – BJ the Chicago Kid
“Permission” – Ro James
“I Do” – Musiq Soulchild
“Needed Me” – Rihanna
“Cranes in the Sky” – Solange

WHO SHOULD WIN? “Cranes in the Sky” – Solange
WHO WILL WIN? “Needed Me” – Rihanna

It’s worth noting that “Needed Me” is not that good of a song. “Cranes in the Sky” should win by a landslide.

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Lemonade – Beyoncé
Ology – Gallant
We Are King – KING
Malibu – Anderson .Paak
Anti – Rihanna

WHO SHOULD WIN? Lemonade – Beyoncé
WHO WILL WIN? Lemonade – Beyoncé

This field has the two of best albums of 2016. Lemonade will win, but Malibu is SO GOOD and seeing Anderson .Paak win this award would be an absolutely amazing story. But unfortunately, it’s the Grammy Awards, which means Rihanna probably has a better chance of winning than Anderson .Paak, which is an absolute travesty.

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“No Problem” – Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
“Panda” – Desiigner
“Pop Style” – Drake Featuring The Throne
“All The Way Up” – Fat Joe & Remy May Featuring French Montana & Infared
“That Part” – ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

WHO SHOULD WIN? “No Problem” – Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
WHO WILL WIN? “Panda” – Desiigner

Let it be known… Desiigner will win a Grammy Award before Future.

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE
“Freedom” – Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Hotline Bling” – Drake
“Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
“Ultralight Beam” – Kanye West Featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
“Famous” – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

WHO SHOULD WIN? “Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
WHO WILL WIN? Anything but “Broccoli” – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty

Kanye West should not even be nominated because The Life of Pablo was an awful album. GET HIM OUT!

The reality is that “Hotline Bling” and “Freedom” are both really good tracks and are more likely to take home the award. But “Broccoli” is so stupidly good, though…

BEST RAP ALBUM
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul
Major Key – DJ Khaled
Views – Drake
Blank Face LP – ScHoolboy Q
The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

WHO SHOULD WIN? Views – Drake
WHO WILL WIN? Views – Drake

Compared to recent years (like 2013 or 2016), this is a very weak field for “Best Rap Album.” Drake will win, as much as you all don’t want him to win, because Views is better than every other album listed above (even though it’s not as good as Thank Me Later or Take Care).

Again, it’s the Grammy’s. Let’s learn to live with disappointment, okay?

Let me know what you think in the comment section below or send me a tweet (@danny_shin131). Who do you want to see take home a Grammy Award this year?

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