2015 Grammy Predictions

It’s that time of year again.  In one month, the Grammys will announce the nominees for the 57th Grammys.  I really get into watching the Grammys and predicting who will get nominated and who will win (and I am actually pretty good at it).  While sometimes it feels like the Grammys are rigged and sometimes I wonder how some songs even get nominated, I think they occasionally do a good job at honoring great music .  For me, the Grammys are a great way to be introduced to new music and/or different genres.  I’m in the process of creating my list of potential nominees, so I will update/edit this as I think of nominees, but look out for the real list December 5th!

I base my nomination predications on looking at past actions of the Academy and looking at past nominees; I’m not predicting nominations because I personally think they’re awesome (some of them I actually don’t), but because they’re just likely to get chosen.

Below are some categories with potential nominees as I think of them (there is no order, and I’m not capping the nominees at 5 like the Grammys will…I’m good, but not that good).  Again, it’s not who I think will or should be nominated, it’s more a list of who could be and has a good shot at being nominated, and it’s not a complete list because I haven’t finished thinking about it, so it will grow/be edited until the actual nominations are released .

Album of the Year:

1000 Forms of Fear – Sia

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

X – Ed Sheeran

Lazaretto – Jack White

Song of the Year:

Joel Little and Ella Yelich-O’Connor for “Team” or “Tennis Court” by Lorde

Kevin Kadish and Meghan Trainor for “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

Ed Sheeran and Benjamin Levin for “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips for “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

Pharrell Williams for “Happy

Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin for “Chandelier” by Sia

Tove Lo, Ludvig Söderberg, Jakob Jerlström, Daniel Ledinsky for “Habits (Stay High)” by Tove Lo

Marshall Mathers (Eminem), Bryan Fryzel, Bebe Rexha, Aaron Kleinstub, M. Athansaiou, Robyn Fenty (Rihanna), and Jon Bellion for “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna

John Stephens and Toby Gad for “All of Me” by John Legend

Record of the Year:

Fancy” by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift

Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

Chandelier” by Sia

Best New Artist:

Iggy Azalea

Sam Smith

Tove Lo

Vance Joy

St. Vincent

Brantley Gilbert

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Sing” by Ed Sheeran

“Chandelier” by Sia

“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift

“Team” by Lorde

“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

“All of Me” by John Legend

Best Pop Vocal Album:

1000 Forms of Fear – Sia

X – Ed Sheeran

Ultraviolence – Lana Del Rey

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith


Best Song Written for a Visual Media:

Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Conor”Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde, from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff for “Sweeter Than Fiction” by Taylor Swift, from One Chance

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Let it Go,” from Frozen

Bono, U2, and Danger Mouse for “Ordinary Love” by U2, from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Pharrell Williams for “Happy” from Dispicable Me 2

Karen O and Spike Jonze for “The Moon Song,” from Her

Charlotte Aitchinson (Charli XCX), Fredrik Berger, Patrik Berger, Stefan Gräslund for “Boom Clap” by Chali XCX, from The Fault in Our Stars

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.