Sunday, November 23, 2014

Final 2015 Grammy Nomination Predictions

Here are my final predictions in a select group of categories. Nominations will be announced on the morning of Dec. 5 for all categories except album of the year, which will be announced later that night during A Very Grammy Christmas Special on CBS at 9 p.m.

Album of the Year
Beyonce, Beyonce
Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Various Artists
Lazaretto, Jack White
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
St. Vincent, St. Vincent

1000 Forms of Fear, Sia
In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

Record of the Year
"Am I Wrong," Nico & Vinz
"Chandelier," Sia
"Happy," Pharrell Williams
"Let it Go," Idina Menzel
"Stay With Me," Sam Smith

"Drunk in Love," Beyonce f/ Jay-Z
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea

Song of the Year
"Chandelier," Songwriters: Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin
"Happy," Songwriter: Pharrell Williams
"Let It Go," Songwriters: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
"Sing," Songwriter: Ed Sheeran
"Stay With Me," Songwriters: Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips

Best New Artist
Aloe Blacc
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance
"All About that Bass," Meghan Trainor
"All of Me (Live)," John Legend
"Chandelier," Sia
"Let it Go," Idina Menzel
"Stay With Me," Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Am I Wrong," Nico & Vinz
"A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay
"Dark Horse," Katy Perry f/ Juicy J

"Maps," Maroon 5
"Rude," Magic!

Best Pop Album
1000 Forms of Fear, Sia
Ghost Stores, Coldplay
In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
V, Maroon 5
X, Ed Sheeran

Best Country Album
Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton
Everlasting, Martina McBride
The Outsiders, Eric Church
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Sundown Heaven Town, Tim McGraw

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Do It Again, Royksopp and Robyn
Quack, Duck Sauce
Recess, Skrillex
A Town Called Paradise
, Tiesto
While (1<2), Deadmau5

Best Dance Recording
"Do It Right," Royksopp and Robyn
"F For You," Disclosure
"NRG," Duck Sauce
"Recess," Skrillex
"#Selfie," The Chainsmokers

Best Rap Album
...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, The Roots
The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
My Own Lane, B.o.B.
Nobody's Smiling, Common
Omymoron, Schoolboy Q

Best R&B Album
Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper
Bridges, Joe
JHud, Jennifer Hudson
Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
Sing Pray Love Vol. 1, Kelly Price

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Art Official Age, Prince
Beyonce, Beyonce
G.I.R.L., Pharrell

Best Alternative Album
Matinga, M.I.A.
Lazaretto, Jack White
LP1, FKA Twigs
Reflektor, Arcade Fire
St. Vincent, St. Vincent

Best Rock Album
Turn Blue, The Black Keys
Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jame
High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen
Morning Phase, Beck
New, Paul McCartney

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media
The Fault in Our Stars (Music from the Motion Picture)
Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Jersey Boys Soundtrack

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Alan Silversti
Fargo, Jeff Russo
Frozen, Christophe Beck
Gravity, Steven Price
Philomena, Alexandre Desplat

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Day is Gone," from Sons of Anarchy
"Happy," from Despicable Me 2
"Let it Go," from Frozen
"The Moon Song," from Her
"Ordinary Love," from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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