After revealing the general fields last week, let’s continue to predict some of the categories that people actually care about to generate more traffic for this blog. Lol just kidding.
Who will fill the remaining nominees will be pretty much a wild guess. Since I have put Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” in Record of the Year category, I can also put her here. Also two songs that debut in first position in Billboard Hot 100, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, especially after being criminally shut out in Grammy three years ago, and Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” could see some light here. Will Katy Perry’s Olympic anthem, “Rise”, receive some recognition? And of course we cannot overlook the Record of the Year Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” here.
1. Adele, “Hello”
2. Justin Bieber, “Love Youreself”
3. Ariana Grande, “Into You”
4. Lady Gaga, “Perfect Illusion” or Sia, “Cheap Thrills” (if she goes solo)
5. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
3. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Thank God Adele doesn’t do any collaboration this year, so we can take a breathe from her. Unlike last year when we have many collaboration, this year’s a little bit different, because not many collaboration songs. That will make our job either easier or harder.
If Sia’s team decides to send her Sean Paul’s version (ew) of “Cheap Thrills” that’s fine, meanwhile we can get Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend (featuring Beyonce)” here, one of Coldplay’s best, but mostly due to Beyonce’s contribution. I decided to ignore Rihanna’s “Work” because that will go to urban/R&B category, but will it crossover in pop category? Talking about genre ambiguity, is Twenty One Pilots considered pop? Or is The Chainsmokers pop? Well, it’s hard question, but if they aren’t pop we don’t have any nominees left to join Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”? Possible to include Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” here? Am I wishing too hard to include Troye Sivan & Alessia Cara’s “Wild”? DNCE probably? This category is indeed full of question marks.
1. Coldplay, “Hymn for the Weekend (featuring Beyonce)”
2. Sia, “Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul)”
3. Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
4. Ariana Grande, “Side to Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)”
5. Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” or Troye Sivan & Alessia Cara, “Wild”
4. Best Electronic/Dance Album
Best Electronic/Dance Album will be tough to guess this year, because we don’t have prolific electronic artists, like, Skrillex or David Guetta. But, thank God we have M83’s Junk, unless it goes alternative which seems more likely. James Blake’s The Colour In Anything can also see his first nod in this category, but it seems far-fetched. Canadian producer, Kaytranada’s debut album, 99.9%, can also be nominated especially since it’s the same label with Radiohead. The most handsome Australian DJ, Flume, can also be nominated with his Skin. Avicii’s Stories can also be nominated here. Also ZHU’s Generationwhy and it seems likely since his “Faded” is nominated few years ago. AlunaGeorge’s I Remember also deserves some nod here. Is ANOHNI’s Hopelessness also seeing any nod here?
1. Kaytranada, 99.9%
2. ZHU, Generationwhy
3. Flume, Skin
4. Avicii, Stories
5. ANOHNI, Hopelessness or James Blake, The Colour In Anything
5. Best Alternative Album
This is my favorite category in Grammy Award because one of this year’s best album always appears here. Album of the Year’s contender, Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool. If M83’s Junk goes alternative, it can appear here. Best Alternative Album’s darling, Wilco, just released their surprise album, Schmilco, will get their millionth nomination here. Former nominee, PJ Harvey’s A Hope Six Demolition Project can also sneak in to have some revenge. Courtney Barnett’s label, Mom + Pop, still has Neon Indian, and since she’s nominated for Best New Artist last year, is it possible that his VEGA INTL. Night School nominated here? Another possible lock is indeed Cage The Elephant’s Tell Me I’m Pretty. If ANOHNI goes alternative, her Hopelessness may appear here. Or, I’m just beginning to feel hopeless to see any surprising names. Honestly, this category is usually filled with familiar names with just one or two new names. So, I’m not expecting anything much here.
1. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
2. M83, Junk
3. Wilco, Schmilco
4. PJ Harvey, A Hope Six Demolition Project
5. Cage The Elephant, Tell Me I’m Pretty