Here are my picks for the 2016 Grammys.
Some are my personal preferences, and on some I will say who I think will win vs. who should. Enjoy!
PS. I’ve left out categories that I just don’t know enough of the music to pick from.
Album of the Year — 1989 by Taylor Swift — Taylor has long ruled the charts and awards, and this year will be no different.
Best New Artist — Tori Kelly — This girl has been my favorite of the group all year, but Sam Hunt and Meghan Trainor have to be the public’s choices. But don’t count out an unseen win by Courtney Barnett.
Record of the Year — Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd — The Weeknd took the radio by storm, and they have good odds on beating out T-Swift and Bruno Mars.
Song of the Year — Girl Crush by Little Big Town — Always gonna love the underdogs in these categories, and to beat out Kendrick Lamar, T-Swift, Ed Sheeran and Wiz Khalifa will take a lot for this underdog.
Best Rap Album — To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar — Kendrick will be upset over not winning Album of the Year, but this award is his for the taking.
Best Country Album — Traveller by Chris Stapleton
Best Pop Vocal Album — 1989 by Taylor Swift — Taylor will win it, but I would love for a Kelly Clarkson win, or even bigger if Florence + The Machine earns her first ever.
Best Pop Solo Performance — Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding — Ellie’s voice is pure in her works, but it’ll be tough to beat out Taylor, The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran. Did I mention Kelly Clarkson is nominated too? Packed category.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — Bad Blood by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — Both these artists will walk away with solo wins as well as this duo win on Grammy night.
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album — No One Ever Tells You by Seth MacFarlane — Let’s see if good old Seth can steal a Grammy?
Best Rock Performance — Ex’s & Oh’s by Elle King — This song was a late bloomer, but once it hit the MSM it took off. Look for a tough fight from Florence+ and Alabama Shakes.
Best Rock Song — Ex’s & Oh’s by Elle King — Same as before. The winner of performance is likely to win this as well.
Best Country Solo Performance — Burning House by Cam — Cam had a nice quiet year, jumping onto the scene. Expect a good fight out of Carrie Underwood (Little Toy Guns) and Chris Stapleton (Traveller).