Grammy Awards 2015

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Tonight it is Grammy night again. Time to enjoy good music and performances and hope for our favorite artists to get acknowledged. I wanted to do this post earlier, because somehow I thought the Grammys were in January, but I was relieved to find out they woudl be next month.

I won’t list every category here, because there are a lot. Since I am not interested in Country, Jazz or Religious Music and so on, I will only liste the categories I am interested in. And since the time difference is a bit unpractical (it starts at 2 am here in Germany), I will probably not last until the end. I will only watch the categories I am most interested in, and if they are all finished earlier, I will just go to bed.

So, without further ado, here are my picks:

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • Fancy: Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • Chandelier: Sia
  • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version): Sam Smith
  • Shake It Off: Taylor Swift
  • All About That Bass: Meghan Trainor

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Morning Phase — Beck
  • Beyoncé — Beyoncé
  • X — Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour — Sam Smith
  • Girl — Pharrell Williams

3. SONG OF THE YEAR

  • All About That Bass: Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)
  • Chandelier: Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)
  • Shake It Off: Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version): James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
  • Take Me To Church: Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)

4. BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Iggy Azalea – Label: Def Jam Recordings
  • Bastille – Label: Virgin Records
  • Brandy Clark – Label: Slate Creek Records
  • Haim – Label: Columbia Records
  • Sam Smith – Label: Capitol Records

5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  • All Of Me (Live): John Legend
  • Chandelier: Sia
  • Stay With Me (Darkchild Version): Sam Smith
  • Shake It Off: Taylor Swift
  • Happy (Live): Pharrell Williams

6. BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

  • Fancy: Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • A Sky Full Of Stars: Coldplay
  • Say Something: A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
  • Bang Bang: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • Dark Horse: Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

[…]

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

  • Ghost Stories: Coldplay
  • Bangerz: Miley Cyrus
  • My Everything: Ariana Grande
  • Prism: Katy Perry
  • X: Ed Sheeran
  • In The Lonely Hour: Sam Smith

[…]

12. BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

  • Gimme Something Good: Ryan Adams
  • Do I Wanna Know?: Arctic Monkeys
  • Blue Moon: Beck
  • Fever: The Black Keys
  • Lazaretto: Jack White

[…]

14. BEST ROCK SONG

  • Ain’t It Fun: Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
  • Blue Moon: Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)
  • Fever: D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
  • Gimme Something Good: Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams)
  • Lazaretto: Jack White III, songwriter (Jack White)

15. BEST ROCK ALBUM

  • Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams
  • Morning Phase: Beck
  • Turn Blue: The Black Keys
  • Hypnotic Eye: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Songs Of Innocence: U2

16. BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

  • This Is All Yours: Alt-J
  • Reflektor: Arcade Fire
  • Melophobia: Cage The Elephant
  • St. Vincent: St. Vincent
  • Lazaretto: Jack White

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

  • Drunk In Love: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z
  • New Flame: Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
  • It’s Your World: Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly
  • Like This: Ledisi
  • Good Kisser: Usher

[…]

19. BEST R&B SONG

  • Drunk In Love: Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
  • Good Kisser: Usher
  • New Flame: Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross
  • Options (Wolfjames Version): Luke James Featuring Rick Ross
  • The Worst: Jhené Aiko Chilombo

20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

  • Sail Out: Jhené Aiko
  • Beyoncé: Beyoncé
  • X: Chris Brown
  • Mali Is…: Mali Music
  • Girl: Pharrell Williams

[…]

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

  • 3005: Childish Gambino
  • 0 To 100 / The Catch Up: Drake
  • Rap God: Eminem
  • I: Kendrick Lamar
  • All I Need Is You: Lecrae

[…]

24. BEST RAP SONG

  • Anaconda: Nicki Minaj
  • Bound 2: Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
  • I: Kendrick Lamar
  • We Dem Boyz: Wiz Khalifa
  • 0 To 100 / The Catch Up: Drake

25. BEST RAP ALBUM

  • The New Classic: Iggy Azalea
  • Because The Internet: Childish Gambino
  • Nobody’s Smiling: Common
  • The Marshall Mathers LP2: Eminem
  • Oxymoron: Schoolboy Q
  • Blacc Hollywood: Wiz Khalifa

[…]

58. BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

  • American Hustle
  • Frozen
  • Get On Up: The James Brown Story
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

59. BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

  • Frozen: Christophe Beck, composer
  • Gone Girl: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • Gravity: Steven Price, composer
  • Saving Mr. Banks: Thomas Newman, composer

60. BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

  • Everything Is Awesome!!!: Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island (Track from: The Lego Movie)
  • I See Fire: Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Track from: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)
  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You: Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me)
  • Let It Go: Idina Menzel (Track from: Frozen)
  • The Moon Song: Spike Jonze & Karen O, songwriters (Track from: Her)

[…]

82. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • We Exist: Arcade Fire
  • Turn Down For What: DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  • Chandelier: Sia
  • Happy: Pharrell Williams
  • The Golden Age: Woodkid Featuring Max Richter

83. BEST MUSIC FILM

  • Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour
  • Ghost Stories: Coldplay
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Metallica Through The Never
  • The Truth About Love Tour – Live From Melbourne: Pink

I am so excited for the Hip Hop and Rock and Alternative Categories *o* Especially the category Best Rap Performance was a hard one for me with Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Childish Gambino all lined together. Sorry Eminem, but I will go berserk if you should win, because next to all those super talents you seem to pale out… (pun intended). And after Lamar lost to another white rapper last year  (MACKLEMORE! He isn’t even doing proper rap in my opinion), he just can’t lose this year. I mean, he didn’t even bring out an album last year, merely his single I and the feat. performance on Flying Lotus (Never Catch Me, which is strangely enough not nominated). But still, he has been nominated twice with his single. There has to be a reason for that.

Then, another surprise and big hope is Jhene Aiko’s song The Worst and her new album Souled Out which is incredibly beautiful. Just like herself. I hope though that she has some chance against a rival like Beyonce. I would still be happy if Beyonce won though, but Jhene Aiko is one of my new-favourites. Together with Lamar, she is my current new discovery.

And then there is Jack White! Seriously, if he doesn’t get a Grammy in one of those categories, I don’t know who else should…

A few hours left, but I want it finally to start. Can’t wait already.

What are your picks guys?

Thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Grammy Awards 2015

  1. I love Ghost Stories and “A Sky Full of Stars!” :D Have you heard the Neon Jungle cover of “Take Me to Church”? :) I think I like it even more than the original, tbh. It’s more powerful, I guess.

    Ugh, I’m with you on Macklemore. I think he’s overhyped and, tbh, doing more harm than good even with stuff like “Same Love.” (Because… there are lots of queer musicians going unnoticed while everyone fangirls over time. Like, Mary Lambert sang the hook for his song but he’s barely acknowledged what she did. It’s very frustrating.)

    I looooove “I See Fire.” It’s one of the most-played songs on my iPod. :P

    Hmm, for someone who doesn’t really pay much attention to the Grammys, I sure had a lot to say about the nominations! :P Nice post!

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    1. Hey thanks for your comment :) Good to know that you share the same thoughts about Macklemore ;) Who would your favorite rapper in this list be?
      No I don’t think that I have heard it :/ But I will check it out :)
      Yes I see fire is so beautiful. Maybe the best thing about that movie :D

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