55th Grammy Awards Predictions

55th Grammy Awards Predictions

It has become a tradition here at Music Daily News and we’ve decided to do it early. It’s time for us to reveal our predictions for the 55th annual Grammy Awards which will be taking place Feb. 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Since it is very time consuming, we did not predict every category. In fact, we just predicted the ones we thought are the most prestigious and the most important.

So check them out below!

Record Of The Year

  • “Lonely Boy”-The Black Keys
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know”-Gotye ft. Kimbra
  • “We Are Young”-fun. ft. Janelle Monae
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”-Taylor Swift
  • “Thinkin Bout You”-Frank Ocean
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”-Kelly Clarkson

We are predicting that Gotye and Kimbra will be taking this with their amazing song that is “Somebody That I Used To Know.” It had the most airplay of any song in 2012 and it was downloaded more times than all of the other songs in the category. Plus, it is a musically great composition.

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino-The Black Keys
  • Some Nights-fun.
  • Babel-Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange-Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss-Jack White

We are predicting that the genius in Jack White will take this since his album, Blunderbuss, outdoes the other four any day. This man likes to play with sounds and his album is a masterpiece when it comes to the actual music. White will be doing great things now that he’s a solo artist. We just expect to see him winning a lot of awards as his career grows.

Song Of The Year

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

This is a pretty difficult choice. We are predicting that this award will go to either Carly Rae Jepsen for “Call Me Maybe” or fun.’s “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae. Considering everything that is taken into consideration, these two songs have everything to be worthy of a Grammy award. The success, the actual song, etc.

Best New Artist

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

There were so many GOOD new artists this year. We would have considered One Direction, Rita Ora, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Unfortunately, those responsible for the nominations did not considered them. However, the five nominees are incredible. We won’t go with an actual prediction, but with our favorite from the list and that would have to be Fun.

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Stronger-Kelly Clarkson
  • Ceremonials-Florence & The Machine
  • Some Nights-Fun.
  • Overexposed-Maroon 5
  • The Truth About Love-Pink

This is also a tough one. We absolutely loved Pink’s album, but we doubt it will take the win against the likes of Florence & The Machine and Fun. So yeah, it will either go to Florence Welch and company or Fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Set Fire To The Rain”-Adele
  • “Wide Awake”-Katy Perry
  • “Where Have You Been”-Rihanna
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”-Kelly Clarkson
  • “Call Me Maybe”-Carly Rae Jepsen

This is not that hard at all and we would bet all our money on this one. Not a single one of the other nominees sound as good as Adele performing “Set Fire To The Rain.” Plus, the nomination comes from her Live at Royal Albert Hall performance.

Best Rap Performance

  • “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)”-Drake ft. Lil Wayne
  • “N****s In Paris”-Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • “Daughters”-Nas
  • “Mercy”-Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz
  • “I Do”-Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000

There are many great contenders in this category, but we would have to root for our favorites. We say Jay-Z & Kanye West will take the prize here.

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Blown Away”-Carrie Underwood
  • “Home”-Dierks Bentley
  • “Springsteen”-Eric Church
  • “Cost Of Livin’”-Ronnie Dunn
  • “Wanted”-Hunter Hayes
  • “Over”-Blake Shelton

The vocals on Carrie Underwood’s song are impressive, but the guys also have a lot of talent. Blake Shelton’s “Over” has a lot of potential and has earned him numerous awards last year. Our prediction is that Carrie Underwood will take it home with her latest hit.

Anyway, this time around there were a lot of great songs, albums, and performances. It is extremely hard to do predictions, but we did the best we could do. Last year was an Adele-dominated award show and we wouldn’t surprised if fun. pulled one off too.