I Forecast Weather Much Better

The Oscars are coming up on Sunday, February 24, 2013, and I’ll likely tune in to watch some or all of that show.  However, this Sunday night, it’s the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  While it would interesting to see Elton John and Maroon 5 perform and to see Prince present an award, just the thought of seeing Taylor Swift bores me.  So, I plan on watching “Flight” instead.

I watched last year’s show to see the tribute to Whitney Houston after her sudden and shocking death.  And, the show, overall, was awful.  I blogged about it and caught some flack for criticizing the Beach Boys’ performance!

Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, Kayne West, and Dan Auerbach are all nominated for six Grammy Awards.

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Here are the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and my picks to win is in **bold print.  No, I’m not subjecting you to all 81 categories!!!!

And, by the way, I’m usually really good at picking the winners for Golden Globe Awards, the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards, and the Emmy Awards.  But, I’m horrible at picking the Grammy Awards.

If you need proof, of the 78 categories last year, I predicted 28 categories.  I got ten correct and missed eighteen!  That’s 36%!  It’s a good thing that I predict weather much better!!!!!!!!!

So, here goes……

Album of the Year:

Black Keys, El Camino
Fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel
**Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Song of the Year:

Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
**Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

Record of the Year:

Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
**Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
**Frank Ocean

Pop Vocal Album:

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
**Fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
P!nk, The Truth About Love

Best Rock Album:

**The Black Keys, El Camino
Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
Muse, The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album:

**Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…
Bjork, Biophilia
Gotye, Making Mirrors
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Best Rap Album:

**Drake, Take Care
Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas, Life Is Good
The Roots, Undun
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Album:

Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
**Miranda Lambert, For the Record
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Steve Aoki, Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers, Don’t Think
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Kaskade, Fire & Ice
**Skrillex, Bangarang

Country Solo Performance:

Dierks Bentley, “Home”
**Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin’”
Blake Shelton, “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

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