The 57th Grammy Awards: Wishes and Winners

This Sunday, February 8th, CBS will hold the 57th annual Grammy Awards around 7 pm central. “Music’s Biggest Night” will be hosted by veteran host LL Cool J who has already hosted the music award show three times in a row starting in 2012. The Recording Academy, the organization that puts on the Grammy’s, has packed the evening with concerts from award winning musicians such as Annie Lenox, Eric Church, John Legend, and the queen of pop herself, Madonna. Viewers can also look forward to concerts from nominees Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith as well as witness a never before seen performance by Kanye West. On top of that, Kanye will also perform alongside Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney to sing “Four Five Seconds”, Rihanna’s latest single. The evening is sure to be filled with unforgettable concerts and music as the biggest names in the music industry come together for the most sacred night of music. Here are the Grammy nominees of the big four awards. We have included our winner predictions as well as who we would love to see win.

Record of the Year:

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea

“Chandelier” – Sia

“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

Who we want to see win:

While “Fancy” took the crown as song of the summer, “Chandelier” and “All About That Bass” became impressive summer and fall hits that won’t be forgotten. “Shake It Off” took the world by storm as we all witnessed the incredible transformation of Taylor Swift from a country super star to a pop icon. However, the hauntingly beautiful chorus of “Stay With Me” is what gripped our ears and our hearts this year. Sam Smith’s incredible falsetto showed us what it truly means to be lonely. After hearing this song, we hope to see Smith walk away with the Grammy and leave a little less lonely.

Who we think will win:

“Shake It Off” threw us completely off guard as Taylor Swift shows us how to dance your way from country to pop without missing a beat. The song will surely shake the haters and leave victorious.


 

Album of the Year

Morning Phase – Beckbeck

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

X – Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Girl – Pharrell Williams

Who we want to see win:

The Morning Phase was a piece of alternative art and In the Lonely Hour was a soulful beauty that kept us bawling from start to finish. But ultimately we would love to see Ed Sheeran’s sophomore effort, X, take home the gold. Including gems such as hit singles “Sing”, “Don’t” and the heartwarming “Thinking Out Loud”, X was by far one of the best albums of the year and deserves to be acknowledged.

Who we think will win:

Out of all the albums included in this category, none come close to the media whirlwind that was the infamous Beyoncé visual album. Released without any advertisement, this album appeared on iTunes without notice leading to one of the biggest first week digital sales ever. This is a sure-in winner.


 

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year

“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

“Chandelier”– Sia

“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

 

Who we want to see win:

Song of the Year and Record of the Year may seem like repetitive categories but they recognize the best songs of the year in different ways. Song of the Year awards outstanding songwriting whereas Record of the Year applauds producers. For this category, we would love to see newcomer Hozier win the Grammy trophy. “Take Me to Church” blew up in late 2014 thanks to its mesmerizing chorus and chanting “amen’s”. Hozier faces tough competition from the likes of Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor, but hopefully, this Ireland native takes the category.

Who we think will win:

2014 wasn’t called year of the booty for nothing. From “Anaconda” to “Booty”, “All About That Bass” was by far the biggest booty song of the year and a career starter for Ms. Trainor. This sassy single is sure to win.


Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Brandy Clark

Haim

Sam Smith

sam smith

sam smith

Who we want to see win:

From hip-hop to alternative, Sam Smith’s soulful pop tops them all. Not only did he have two top 10 hits in 2014 (“Stay With Me”, “I’m Not The Only One”), he also had one of the highest selling albums of the year worldwide. His lovely voice and incredible range helped propel him into international stardom, proving his talent on the world stage.

Who we think will win:

Haim won over the alternatives, Sam Smith won over the lonely, and Iggy conquered the world. In her first album alone, she had a number one, song of the summer hit, two top 40 hits and various other popular singles. She took over the summer and will most likely take over Best New Artist.

 

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