Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tonight's Grammy Awards

It is like my Super Bowl of music ... as sometimes my team is playing and often-times not.

So just for fun, before the players hit the field, here are my picks and predictions for a few of the biggest categories.

Picks are those that I think should win the coveted Grammy. Predictions are who I think will win.

Album Of The Year:
Pick -- 25 — Adele
Prediction -- Lemonade — BeyoncĂ©

Record Of The Year:
Pick -- "Hello" — Adele
Prediction -- "7 Years" — Lukas Graham

Song Of The Year:
Pick -- "Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
Prediction -- "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

Best New Artist:
Pick -- The Chainsmokers
Prediction -- The Chainsmokers

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Pick -- This Is Acting — Sia
Prediction -- 25 — Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Pick -- "Piece By Piece (Idol Version)" — Kelly Clarkson
Prediction -- "Hold Up" — Beyonce

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Pick -- "Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots
Prediction -- "Closer" — The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Pick -- Fallen Angels — Bob Dylan
Prediction -- Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway — Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance:
Pick -- "Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)" — Alabama Shakes
Prediction -- "Blackstar" — David Bowie

Best Rock Song:
Pick -- "Burn the Witch" —Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
Prediction -- "Blackstar" — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Best Alternative Music Album:
Pick -- A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
Prediction -- Blackstar — David Bowie

Staying away from the country because I'd just be guessing. Have thoughts on the Christian categories but doubt they'll be on the recorded broadcast. So, get some popcorn popping later and settle in to see if we can outsmart the music industry. Love to know your thoughts on these categories as well. Who are your favs and where do you see it differently than I do?