December 5, 2013

RYAN SEACREST CALLS HIM "THE Grammy Guy" CHECK OUT RON ROECKER'S NOMS PREDICTIONS FOR THE BIG FOUR CATEGORIES: ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR AND BEST NEW ARTIST (MACKELMORE & LEWIS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, LORDE, PINK, ROBIN THICKE, DAFT PUNK, TAYLOR SWIFT, BRUNO MARS)








ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NOMINATIONS CONCERT IS TO AIR ON CBS (7 P.M. PT), HERE ARE MY GRAMMY NOMINATION PREDICTIONS FOR THE  BIG FOUR CATEGORIES:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR (A Songwriting category, the award goes to only the songwriter(s))

RECORD OF THE YEAR (a production category, the award goes to the artist, producers and engineers)
BEST NEW ARTIST
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BEST NEW ARTIST
Lorde
Macklemore and Lewis
Kendrick Lamar
Kacey Musgraves (she just got CMA Best New Artist)
Imagine Dragons

Others that Could sneak in that final spot: Ariana Grande, Emile Sande, Georgia Florida Line

SONG OF THE YEAR
Same Love – Macklemore and Lewis ("Thrift Shop was released in Aug 2012 
so was eligible last year)

Royals -- Lorde

When I was Your Man – Bruno Mars (this song is the track that's most deserving over "Locked Out of Heaven")

Just Give Me a Reason – Pink w/ Nate Ruess (this is the "perfect GRAMMY voter song" -- great hook, two hot, hot, hot artists (Nate is lead singer of "Fun") and a cross-genre #1 hit that became Pink's 2nd biggest hit of her career (first is "So What?" ("Party Started" is now #4)

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Possible:  Stay – Rihanna, I Knew You Were Trouble, Taylor Swift

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Royals - Lorde

Blurred Lines -- Robin Thicke w/ Pharrel

Get Lucky -- Daft Punk w/ Pharrel

Mirrors -- Justin Timberlake  (JT might want to consider joining the cast of SNL full time as all these noms could go any way -- he could get nothing BUT an Album of the Year nom or Song/Record without the Album of the Year nod -- it just depends on how the voters feel a bout the rest of the competition which is figuring out to be a packed race.

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons/Just Give Me a Reason -- Pink/ Katy Perry's Roar (I think each of these three records have a shot at the final position

Alt: Stay – Rihanna, Cruise -Florida Georgia Line

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift “Red” (this was a huge album that's done very well and was more pop than country so unlikely she's going to win this one)

Mackelmore and Lewis “The Heist” (this is the story that GRAMMY voters love -- unpredictable, huge sales, huge following and tons of cred from all genres -- this will win, I bet)

Bruno Mars “Unorthodox Jukebox” (Grammy darling, of course)

Daft Punk “Random Access Memories” (this is the type of nomination the Grammy voters love to throw in there and I can accept that!)

Justin Timberlake “20/20 Experience” (This album hasn't been on my radar for a year -- the "part 2" of his experiment involuntarily blew up because the music was so boring.  The label packaged the two albums together which I think could hurt him but he is a Grammy darling, despite not making music for years while focusing on becoming a not-so-bankable movie actor.  I just know the voters are going to want to make him feel good about being back in the industry and award a very, very substandard album the highest music nomination accolade)

Very, very possible alternate:  Drake:  Nothing Was the Same