The 59th Grammys are this Sunday, and here are my picks for the 2017 awards.
These are not necessarily who will win, but who I would pick if it was up to me. I’ve only done categories in which I know enough of the music to choose from:
Record of the Year — Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots — The sleeper of the group, may make a surprise race out of it.
Album of the Year — Lemonade by Beyonce — The Queen looks to reign supreme with twins on the way.
Song of the Year — I Took A Pill In Ibiza by Mike Posner — A strong group, including the likely winner of Adele’s ‘Hello’, but competition is heavy with Beyonce, Bieber and Lukas Graham.
Best New Artist — Kelsea Ballerini— The Chainsmokers are the big name, but Kelsea is the best of the group.
Best Pop Solo Performance — Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson — Dangerous Women, Hello, Hold Up, Love Yourself…Kelly Clarkson is the weakest of the group, but this song is the most deserving.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — Cheap Thrills by Sia feat. Sean Paul — One of the strongest Grammys in recent years, Work/7 Years/Closer/Stressed Out all provide worthy opponents.
Best Pop Vocal Album — Confident by Demi Lovato — This album is both Stone Cold and Cool For The Summer.
Best Country Solo Performance — Church Bells by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance — Setting The World On Fire by Kenny Chesney & P!nk
Best Country Song — Vice by Miranda Lambert
Best Country Album — A Sailor’s Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson
Best Song Written For Visual Media — Can’t Stop The Feeling! by Justin Timberlake
Best Music Video — Upside Down & Inside Out by OK Go — This video in “anti-gravity” was a fantastic watch.
And lastly, please don’t let “Panda” win anything…