Christina Aguilera is all over the interwebz today, thanks to an amazing segment in The Tonight Show and Ed Sheeran’s BBC 1 appearance.
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.
- 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?
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
Ed Sheeran’s latest is his most pop-oriented single yet—and it’s amazing.
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.
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.