Who will/should win Best Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards?

Album of the Year - nominees for Grammys 2015

Well, here it is folks. You’ve seen my predictions for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, so it’s time to reveal my prediction for the big prize.

This year’s Album of the Year nominees are all familiar names. You won’t be scratching your head in astonishment when the winner is announced this Sunday, February 8.

Nominees:

  • Morning Phase – Beck
  • Beyoncé – Beyoncé
  • X – Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
  • Girl – Pharrell Williams

Who should win:

This is a two-person raise, in my opinion, but Sam Smith, in an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine, actually said it best: “[Beyoncé] deserves it way more than I do. I’d be embarrassed if I got it over her. If I got it, I’d give it to her.”

I totally agree with Smith. In The Lonely Hour was the breakthrough album of the year, but it doesn’t deserve this award. Beyoncé’s eponymous album was a game-changer: not just because of the surprising way it was delivered, but also because of the music and the videos. Beyoncé deserves to win Album of the Year.

Who will win:

I believe the Grammys will do the right thing and actually give this to Queen B. But who knows? Weirder things have happened in the past.

Who are you rooting for at the Grammys this year? 

Who should/will win Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2015 Grammys?

Nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album - Grammys 2015

For some odd reason, six (instead of the traditional 5) albums are nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album for the 57th Grammy Awards. This year’s nominees include 3 female vocalists, two British male singer-songwriters, and a respected pop-rock band.

Nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year: 

  • Ghost Stories, Coldplay
  • Bangerz, Miley Cyrus
  • My Everything, Ariana Grande
  • Prism, Katy Perry
  • x, Ed Sheeran
  • In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

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Grammys 2014 predictions: Who’ll win Best New Artist of the Year?

Best New Artist - Grammy's 2014

The 56th Grammy Awards is next week, so it’s time for some predictions. We begin with Best New Artist, a category that was previously won by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill.

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DJ Earworm releases Fly, a Capital FM Summertime Ball mashup

If mashups are your thing, check out the latest from DJ Earworm below.

I always look forward to DJ Earworm’s year-end mashups, but “Fly” is not quite doing it for me. There’s too much Usher and Jessie J, and not enough Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, or Carly Rae Jepsen. Even Sia’s parts become too repetitive.  The video isn’t DJ Earworm’s best.

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