In just four days, the Grammy Awards will air on TV and the whole country will be watching as the best of the music world battle it out for these prestigious awards. It's a big year for the Grammy's, with 84 categories and over 600 nominations, it's sure to be a great show. While they don't always broadcast all of the categories when airing the show, there are always some winners that are much more than under the radar artists, producers, and more.
Today, I thought I would sit down and guess who I think will win each of the 84 categories, based on the order on the website. I might be a little uneducated about some of the smaller categories and people nominated, so I'm going to do my best to make educated decisions for some predictions. Enjoy!
1. Record of the Year
As much as I want I Like It by Cardi B to be the winner, I think The Middle by Zedd and Maren Morris will be with the victor of this award. It was played on every radio station and broke the charts, so I can see why it would win.
2. Album of the Year
The winner of this award will beBeerbongs & Bentley's by Post Malone. There were so many singles from this album that topped the charts, it's only right for Post Malone to win this award.
3. Song of the Year
I don't know if this is going to be correct, but Boo'd Up by Ella Man should be the winner. While it may have been a "radio song," you can't deny that this song was a HIT.
4. Best New Artist
It's going to be Dua Lipa. I need to say NOTHING else.
5. Best Pop Solo Performance
As well as Post Malone does when he performs, the winner will be Ariana Grande for her performance of God is a woman at the 2018 MTV's Video Music Awards.
6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
If you haven't seen A Star Is Born, watch it and let it play with every emotion you have. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are nominated for this award for their songs Shallow. They deserve it. The talent that these two exude is overwhelming and beautiful.
7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Oh, Barbra Streisand is going to take this one with her album The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic!
8. Best Pop Vocal Album
Even though I'm not 100% convinced this will win, I'm predicting this award going to Ariana Grande for her new album, Sweetener. I just love her and I want her to win everything.
9. Best Dance Recording
Considering I like this type of music, but I only know one of the nominations, I might not be as educated as I thought I was. But the winner of this award will be Electricity by Silk City and Dua Lipa (featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson).
10. Best Dance/Electronic Album
So, I had to do some research for this one, but I think it's going to be Woman Worldwide by Justice. I encourage everyone to listen to this album.
11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
I had to do some research here, as well, BUT I've come to the conclusion that the winner of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album will be Marcus Miler for the album Laid Black.
12. Best Rock Performance
GRETA VAN FLEET IS TOO UNDERRATED AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO LISTEN TO THEM. Highway Tune performed by Greta Van Fleet was so good, and while I didn't give them the winner of Best New Artist, they deserve this one.
13. Best Metal Performance
Okay so, I didn't know that there were even awards for metal bands and performances. The more you know! But after listening to a lot of metal, I have decided that Honeycomb by Deafheaven deserves the win.
14. Best Rock Song
I don't love all of their new music, but Jumpsuit by Twenty One Pilots is a great song. This song saved their album, even though some of their new music is NOT good.
15. Best Rock Album
Easily From The Fires by Greta Van Fleet. Just listen and you'll understand.
16. Best Alternative Music Album
If you haven't listened to Masseduction by St. Vincent, I would recommend it. It's a really nice example of modern alternative music, so yeah.
17. Best R&B Performance
While The Carters are a powerhouse, I think the winner of this should be H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar for their performance of Best Part. Not only is that song so beautiful and amazing, but the performance was too.
18. Best Traditional R&B Performance
I think the winner of this category would be Leon Bridges for their performance of Bet Ain't Worth The Hand.
19. Best R&B Song
2018 was a great year for R&B artists, and I would have to say that Ella Mai's Boo'd Up has yet again taken the W for this category.
20. Best Urban Contemporary Album
As I said, The Carters are a musical powerhouse, and I think that Everything Is Love has genuinely deserved this award.
21. Best R&B Album
Looking at the list of artists and albums, it was genuinely difficult to decide which one will be the winner. I think I have to go to H.E.R.'s self-titled album.
22. Best Rap Performance
This one is easy. 2018 was the year of Cardi B, and her performance of Be Carefulshook everyone that was watching the SNL episode because she announced her pregnancy on live television. Sooooooo iconic!
23. Best Rap/Sung Performance
All five of the performances nominated deserve this, but I think All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA takes the cake.
24. Best Rap Song
This one will be a nail biter. Not because all five of the nominations are good, but two songs were just SO popular that I honestly cannot decide which one will win. I'm picking God's Plan over SICKO MODE any day, but so many people support Travis Scott, so I'm not sure.
25. Best Rap Album
So, everyone knows that I love Cardi B and I want her to win all of the awards she was nominated for. BUT, I do think that Swimming by Mac Miller will because of his untimely death.
26. Best Country Solo Performance
I am not a fan of country music, there I said it! But I do have this love for Maren Morris and pretty much everything she does. So, her performance of Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters is my vote for this award.
27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance
This one goes to Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line for their performance of Meant To Be. THIS. SONG. IS. EVERYTHING.
28. Best Country Song
I'm going to admit that I have never heard any of these songs that have been nominated. BUT after listening, I think that Little Big Town's When Someone Stops Loving You has my vote.
29. Best Country Album
Once again, none of these albums OR ARTISTS seems familiar to me, so I'll have to listen to some of them. *brief pause* After listening, I think I'm going to go with Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne.
30. Best New Age Album
Between this category and best contemporary Christian performance (37), I have to do some research, so I'm just going to put who I think will win without writing my thoughts on each one. Enjoy.
Opium Moon's self-titled album has my vote.
31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
We See by Fred Hersch.
32. Best Jazz Vocal Album
My Mood Is You, Freddy Cole.
33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Seymour Reads The Constitution!, Brad Mehldau Trio.
34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
All Can Work, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.
35. Best Latin Jazz Album
Heart Of Brazil, Eddie Daniels.
36. Best Gospel Performance/Song
Never Alone, Tori Kelly (featuring Kirk Franklin).
37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
You Say, Lauren Daigle.
38. Best Gospel Album
Hiding Place by Tori Kelly. With her vocals, this is the Tori Kelly we've been waiting for.
39.Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle.
40. Best Roots Gospel Album
Clear Skies by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound would be my pick for this category.
41. Best Latin Pop Album
After listening to clips from these albums, I've decided to choose 2:00 AM by Raquel Sofía would be my choice for the winner of the best Latin pop album.
42. Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album
I actually know an album from this list, and COASTCITY's self-titled album is SO good and deserves this nomination and award.
43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album
Okay, I am DEFINITELY not educated enough to make this decision, so I'm just going to pick one.
Cruzando Borders by Los Texmaniacs.
44. Best Tropical Latin Album
Once again, I don't know enough about tropical Latin music to make an educated guess or decision for this award.
Pa' Mi Gente by Charlie Aponte.
45. Best American Roots Performance
Brandi Carlile has had a great music career. Her music is loved by so many, and her performance of The Joke definitely should give her the nomination and award.
46. Best American Roots Song
Once again, Brandi Carlile deserves it for The Joke.
47. Best Americana Album
One Drop Of Truth by The Wood Brothers is actually such a good album and I think everyone should listen to that.
48. Best Bluegrass Album
North Of Despair by Wood & Wire should be the winner of this category. This album is genuinely so good, so everyone go listen to the entire thing.
49. Best Traditional Blues Album
The first concert I ever went to was Buddy Guy, so for this category, I'm going to have to give the award to Buddy Guy for his album The Blues Is Alive And Well.
50. Best Contemporary Blues Album
After careful research on these albums, I think that Victor Wainwright And The Train will win this category for the self-titled album.
51. Best Folk Album
I surprisingly enjoyed all of these albums on this nomination list. But I do think that Weed Garden by Iron & Wine will be the winner.
52. Best Regional Roots Music Album
I had no idea what any of these albums were, and after looking through them, I think that the Grammy will go to Cha Wa for Spyboy.
53. Best Reggae Album
I'm giving this one to Ziggy Marley because I've actually listened to Rebellion Rises and it's very well produced and created. Everyone should listen.
54. Best World Music Album
Fenfo, Fatoumata Diawara.
55. Best Children's Album
Giants of Science, The Pop Ups.
56. Best Spoken Word Album
If you don't like Tiffany Haddish, you can leave. I think she is seriously one of the funniest people in the entertainment world and even though I haven't heard The Last Black Unicorn, I think she deserves it.
57. Best Comedy Album
While I wish John Mulaney was on this list, I have to go with Dave Chappelle's Equanimity & The Bird Revelation.
58. Best Musical Theater Album
This one was tough, but I think I have to go with Once On This Island just because the vocal parts in that musical are so incredibly written and the accompaniment is stunning.
59. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
If you haven't seen The Greatest Showman, you need to do that like right now. RIGHT NOW! The soundtrack was just so amazing, that it was in Billboard's Top 10 of 2018.
60. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
For best score for visual media, I think Coco takes the prize. Written by Michael Giacchino, the score from Coco adds the emotion and feelings that were needed for the plotline.
61. Best Song Written For Visual Media
If you get pumped up when you listened to This Is Me while watchingThe Greatest Showman, you don't have a heart. That's all I have to say.
62. Best Instrumental Composition
Even though I haven't seen it, I think I'm going to give this award to The Shape of Water because I have heard nothing but good things about it.
63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
I don't recognize the names of the arrangers, I'm going to give the Grammy to Randy Waldman and Justin Wilson for Batman Theme (TV).
64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
This Grammy goes to Matt Rollings and Kristin Wilkinson for It Was A Very Good Year.
65. Best Recording Package
I'm going to give this one to Willo Perron for Masseducation and her work with St. Vincent.
66. Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
This one goes to Sarah Dodds and Shauna Dodds for their direction of Too Many Bad Habit , a special edition package of the work of Johnny Nicholas.
67. Best Album Notes
Amanda Petrusich deserves this Grammy for her work on Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, a collection of Bob Dylan's work.
68. Best Historical Album
So, I listened to these albums, and At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight... produced my Martin Hawkins and engineered by Christian Zwarg was actually so well made that it deserves more Grammys than this one.
69. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
I'm not entirely sure what this category actually means, but I'm giving it to Ryan Freeland and Kenneth Pattengale for their work with The Milk Carton Kids, who are one of my favorite musical groups.
70. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
This Grammy should go to Pharrell Williams, I'm going to tell you why. He produced albums like Sweetener (Ariana Grande), Man Of The Woods (Justin Timberlake), and No One Ever Really Dies (N.E.R.D). And tracks like Stir Fry (Migos) and Apes*** (The Carters). Basically, he's earned it.
71. Best Remixed Recording
Not only was the song Audio by LSD already good, when CID got their hands on it, the remix was SO GOOD. Grammy for them.
72. Best Immersive Audio Album
Again, I'm not sure what this means, and I think that this is the very reason that these categories aren't broadcasted during the event.
Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons.
73. Best Engineered Album, Classical
Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs, Mark Donahue and Dirk Sobotka.
74. Producer Of The Year, Classical
Okay, so, I know nothing about Classical music so I'm choosing Judith Sherman for this Grammy because we should always support women in the working world, especially those behind the scenes.
75. Best Orchestral Performance
Shostakovich: Symphonies No 4 & 11, Andris Nelsons.
76. Best Opera Recording
So, my Grandmother loved Opera, so I decided to actually listen to these and pick what I thought she would enjoy the most. Verdi: Rigoletto, conducted by Constantine Orbelian.
77. Best Choral Performance
Seven Words From The Cross, conducted by Matthew Guard.
78. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Beethoven, Shostakovich, & Bach, The Danish String Quartet.
79. Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Glass: Three Pieces In The Shape Of A Square, Craig Morris.
80. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
The Handel Album, Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse, and more.
81. Best Classical Compendium
Gold, The King's Singers & Nigel Short (producer).
82. Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Du Yun: Air Glow, International Contemporary Ensemble.
83. Best Music Video
The winner for best music video is going to be Childish Gambino for his incredible video for the song, This Is America. If you haven't watched this masterpiece, I recommend you watch it and show it to everyone you know.
84. Best Music Film
Kevin Macdonald (director) will win this award for his work on Whitney, the music film honoring the queen of music, Whitney Houston.
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