Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Early Grammy Nominations (2012/2013)

With only a month-and-half left in the 2012-2013 Grammy eligibility window, the amount of Grammy-worthy (or at least some overly popular Grammy fare) is really starting to emerge. Taylor Swift's "Red" and Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" just to name a couple. What other late-2012, 2013 releases could grab Grammy's attention before year's end?

Album of the Year
The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
Red, Taylor Swift

Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
Beyonce's yet-to-be-titled fifth album (eligibility pending)
Eminem's yet-to-be-titled seventh album (eligibility pending)

Record of the Year
Blurred Lines,
Robin Thicke f/ Pharrell Williams and T.I.
Get Lucky, Daft Punk f/ Pharrell Williams
I Knew You Were Trouble, Taylor Swift
Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
Suit and Tie, Justin Timberlake f/ Jay Z

Song of the Year
I Knew You Were Trouble Songwriters: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback
Locked out of Heaven Songwriters: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and AriLevine
Same Love, Songwriters: Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert

Best New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Kasey Musgraves
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Mirrors," Justin Timberlake
"Skyfall," Adele
"Try," Pink
"When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Daylight," Maroon 5
"Give Me A Reason," Pink f/ Nate Reuss
"Suit and Tie," Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z

Best Pop Album
The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke
Unapologetic, Rihanna
Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

Best Dance/Electronica Album
18 Months, Calvin Harris
Clarity, Zedd
Electric, Pet Shop Boys
Overgrown, James Blake
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best RapAlbum
The Gifted, Wale
The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Magna Carta... Holy Grail, Jay Z
Trials and Tribulations, Ace Hood
Yeezus, Kanye West

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media
Django Unchained Soundtrack
The Great Gatsby (Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film)
Les Misérables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Pi's Lullaby," from Life of Pi
"Skyfall," from Skyfall
"Suddenly," from Les Miserables
"Young and Beautiful," from The Great Gatsby

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