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What are your 2013 GRAMMY predictions or favorites?

  1. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Tomorrow night is the big night for the music industry.  Any predictions for Record or Song of the Year?
    Soundtrack? Albums?  Etc.  There are so many categories.  Here's a link to the nominees.

    Record of the Year is always a big deal.  It includes the song itself, songwriters, producers, mixers, the whole team.

    Song of the Year goes only to the songwriter.

    Let's face it.  The recording industry wants to sell more records.  So who do you think should win?  Or will win?

    A few of these songs were so overplayed that by now we're tired of hearing them.  But it's a big night and I love watching it, there are always great live performances.  I would love to see Kelly Clarkson win either record or song of the year for STronger, but not sure she'll do it.

  2. Alecia Murphy profile image79
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I'm more excited about the performances than anything. I wanna see Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, Sting and Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and my inner teenage girl wants to see Taylor Swift.
    Everyone complains way too much about who wins and who doesn't. It's an award show, it's subjective. Most of the movies that win Oscars aren't my favorites but I don't get paid to vote for the Academy.
    It should be fun and I'd like to see how people address this dress code thing. I was joking if it's like it was my school they may have sweatpants ready for offenders!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Ha, I'm sure Rhianna won't be following any dress codes imposed by the network.

    I'm looking forward to the performances also.  LOve watching Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5.
    I'm not a huge Taylor Swift fan, but she does give a great performance, and she is hugely successful right now.  I'll watch Adam Levine any time, anywhere.

    I'm hoping song of the year doesn't go to  Carly Rae Jepson, but it might..
    Best Pop album ?  Overexposed by Maroon 5 , my favorite.

    I love Lonely Boy/The Black Keys, but I don't think it will win Record of the Year.  Love the official video for the song!

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I don't think the entertainment will top last year but I'll probably watch the show. I'm not too up on recent music. I do hope Adele wins for live performance.

    I like Maroon 5 too and like watching Bruno Mars performing.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I don't remember all the live performances from last year, but do remember Adele sweeping the awards!  And it was very soon after Whitney's death which made it a rather somber night.

    I like a lot of the performers tonight.  I think they're often selected because of current top ranks in the charts, new albums out, or about to be released.  The big show sells a lot of music in the days after.

    Do you think Adele will take home the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for Set Fire to Rain?

    I still don't know what they will do with Record of the Year.  This is the first year since the early 60's that there are six selections.  It could go to Gotye for Someone That I Used to Know. He did much of the production himself and it was the top seller of the year.  I loved the song when it first came out, now I'm sick of hearing it.   Taylor Swift is so popular, and her pop song moved her into two categories of adoring, loyal fans.  I heard one of my preschool students singing We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together the other day...
    although Record of the Year is supposedly not based on sales or chart placement, her single is the fastest selling digital single in digital music history.

    Should be an interesting night.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Last year the live performances seemed to be mostly aimed at those of us over 50. The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Bruce Springsteen smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ladies, I guess it's us discussing music.  I remember Adele and Springsteen and a rather odd mix of Maroon 5 and the Beach Boys.  I think the night overall was shadowed by Houston's sudden death.

        I think there will be more surprises tonight.  I'll have to dvr the end of it because it's on so late and I have to get up early.

  6. Alecia Murphy profile image79
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I think Adele may win this year simply because the other nominees aren't that strong. I'm fully expecting next year to be even more competitive since Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys  are all coming back so it'll be interesting.
    I agree- I think this will help some people move up the charts even more.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Alicia, you  may be right about Adele, but I do think she's up against a few strong contenders.  We'll see what happens.

    I would love to see The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo win best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.  It's a brilliant score composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  Most likely The Artist will take the win,  possibly The Dark Knight Rises.

    It's always fun watching the red carpet entries.  We'll see who didn't respect the dress code.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Nice! Congrats already to the pre show winners!

    Trent Reznor took the award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Girl With the Dragon Tatoo

    Black Keys took Best Rock Song with Lonely Guy
    Best Rock Album.
    Their producer, Dan Auerback, took non-classical Producer of the Year.

    Gotye took Best Alternative Album of the Year

    Taylor Swift looks amazing. And Rhianna. On with the show.