The 2017 Grammys: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

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Record of the Year
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Should Win: Jay-Z’s “The Story Of O.J.” is one of the great political and cultural achievements of his career.
Will Win: “Despacito” is a masterful cultural pollination and a new world music order.

Album of the Year
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Lorde – Melodrama
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Should Win: it’s not nominated but Ed Sheeran’s Divide is the most successful album of the year, and also one of the most consistent.
Will Win: Kendrick… when in doubnt, give it to Kendrick.

Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Jay-Z – 4:44
Julia Michaels – Issues
Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

Should Win: “Despacito”
Will Win: “Despacito” -hey sometimes they get I right.

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Should Win: Lil Uzi Verte, the leader of a whole new teen sound, emo hip hop.
Will Win: Khalid, it is not only a hit but also a great story.

Best Pop Solo Performance
Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
Kesha – Praying
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
Pink – What About Us
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You

Should Win: Kesha, it’s a terrific song and a brave return.
Will Win: I think the Grammys owe Kesha one for the industry’s mistreatment.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

Should Win: “Something Like This” is a great song.
Will Win: Fonsi is gonna sweep.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne
Ed Sheeran – Divide

Should Win: Ed Sheeran
Will Win:Please, not Imagine Dragon. Lady Gaga just badly injured her back, I’m thinking their give it to her as a get well soon gift.

Best Alternative Music Album
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Humanz – Gorillaz
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast – The National

Should Win: Arcade Fire’s brutally dismissed new album.
Will Win: LCD’s overrated disco album.

Best Rock Album
Emperor of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…to Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War on Drugs

Should Win: I go between Mastadon and Metallica.
Will Win: Better the devil horns you know: Metallica.

Best Rock Performance
You Want It Darker — Leonard Cohen
The Promise — Chris Cornell
Run — Foo Fighters
No Good — Kaleo
Go to War — Nothing More

Best Rock Song
Atlas, Rise! – Metallica
Blood In The Cut – K.Flay
Go To War – Nothing More
Run – Foo Fighters
The Stage – Avenged Sevenfold

Should Win: I’ll go with metallica in this exceptionally weak category.
Will Win: There’s not much here but my bet is FF

Best Rap Album
4:44 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, the Creator

Should Win: Migos reinvent rap.
Will Win: Jay Z repents.

Best Rap Song
Bodak Yellow — Cardi B
Chase Me — Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi
Humble. — Kendrick Lamar
Sassy — Rapsody
The Story of O.J. — Jay-Z

Should Win: “OJ”
Will Win: Cardi, if Hov wins album, I’m alright with Cardi B winning it all

Best Rap Performance
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B
4:44 – Jay-Z
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
Bad and Boujee – Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Should Win: Migos or Cardi B
Will Win: Cardi B

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