Grammy night is fast approaching, and February 12 is when the biggest players in the music industry are going to come out to play. Fans are already making predictions about who is going to walk away with an award. Out of the four major pop categories and two dance categories, who has the best chances of coming out on top?
Best Pop Solo Performance
The nominees in the category are "You and I" by Lady Gaga, "F***in' Perfect" by Pink, "Grenade" by Bruno Mars, "Firework" by Katy Perry and "Someone Like You" by Adele. There's an incredible array of talent in this group, but out of all the options "F***in' Perfect" has the least chance of winning. "Someone Like You" and "Firework" are the two most likely to win. Although many love Perry's performance and song, Adele pulls far ahead in terms of delivery and emotional power in her song.
Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance
" Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera, "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People, "Paradise" by Coldplay, "Dearest" by The Black Keys, and "Body And Soul" by Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse are the nominees. "Moves Like Jagger" is likely to get it due to its enormous popularity. It was hard to go anywhere without hearing the song.
Best Pop Vocal Album
" Loud" by Rihanna, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" by Bruno Mars, "The Lady Killer" by Cee Lo Green, "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, and "21" by Adele are the nominees in the category. Many are predicting that "21" is going to win, but "21" could walk away with the Grammy. Almost everyone from critics to fans are in love with this album and its impossible to ignore its mass appeal. Lady Gaga appeals to a lot of people as well, but not nearly as many as Adele.
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Although they're all worthy contenders, one pulls ahead as the heavy favorite. The nominees are "The Gift" by Susan Boyle, "Music Is Better Than Words" by Seth MacFarlane, "In Concert On Broadway" by Harry Connick Jr., "What Matters Most" by Barbara Streisand, and "Duets II" by Tony Bennett & Various Artists are the nominees. It's going to be an incredible shock if "Duets II" doesn't win the award. Bennett has mass appeal and there's a huge amount of talent on the album that's hard to ignore.
Best Dance Recording
" Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn, "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" by Skrillex, "Raise Your Weapon" by Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech, "Save the World" by Swedish House Mafia, and "Sunshine" by David Guetta & Avicii are the nominees. Chances are "Call Your Girlfriend" is going to take the win. It's the more popular option out of the group. Robyn also hasn't won a Grammy yet despite all the talent, so it may just be her time.
Best Dance/Electronica Album
The nominees are "Nothing But The Beat" by David Guetta, "Zonoscope" by Cut/Copy, "Body Talk, Pt. 3" by Robyn, "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex, and "4x4=12" by Deadmau5. It's likely going to come down to "Nothing But The Beat" and "Body Talk, Pt.3. David Guetta and Robyn are the biggest and most recognizable in the category, but Guetta collaborated with some big names on "Nothing But The Beat" including Usher and Nicki Minaj. His music was also everywhere from TV to radio, so it would be surprising if he didn't win the category.
Who are your favorites to win in the pop and dance categories?
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