Abbey’s Grammy Special

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Abigail Adams '16, ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR

I look forward to this night every year. I sit down in front of the tv with Twitter and my ears open and relish in the power of music. Beforehand, I also tune into the E! Red Carpet and the Pre-Red Carpet of course, but we’ll save that for another day.  What am I watching?! THE GRAMMY’S. Tune into CBS this Sunday at 8 pm to watch all the magic happen.

The show is bound to be fully entertaining with performances by: AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams. Not to mention some killer duets:  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Common and John Legend, Hozier and Annie Lennox, Jessie J and Tom Jones, and Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani. And don’t forget LL Cool J will be hosting for the 136789000 time!

Let’s run down some of these nominations and who I think might be walking away a winner.



Album of the Year:

*Beyonce – Beyonce -I would be SHOCKED if she did not win this.

Girl – Pharrell Williams

+In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Morning Phase – Beck

X – Ed Sheeran

Record of the Year:

“All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor

“Chandelier” by Sia

“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX

*“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift – Taylor has this one in the bag, honestly.

+“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith

Best New Artist:


Brandy Clark


+Iggy Azalea

*Sam Smith – Made himself a household name in almost no time. He deserves every award this year.

Best Rock Song:

*“Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore – This song broke records this year (literally, watch the video).

“Blue Moon” by Beck

“Fever” by The Black Keys

“Gimme Something Good” by Ryan Adams

+“Lazaretto” by Jack White

Best Rap Album:

Because the Internet – Childish Gambino

Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Nobody’s Smiling – Common

Oxymoron – Schoolboy Q

+The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem

*The New Classic – Iggy Azalea – Iggy has been on a winning streak this year, this one is going to her.     #GirlPower

Best Country Song:

“American Kids” by Kenny Chesney

+“Automatic” by Miranda Lambert

*“Give Me Back My Hometown” by Eric Church – His fanbase is incredibly strong. The epitome of country/rock (crock).

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glenn Campbell

“Meanwhile, Back At Mama’s” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

+“A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

*“Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – This song took the pop world by storm this year.

“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea

“Say Something” by A Great Big World

I apologize if my predictions end up being wrong. I guess you’ll just have to tune in and see for yourself!