It’s Grammy time! An award show recognizing the most talented names in our favorite area of the Entertainment industry, music. So, as many music lovers do, in honor of the this occasion, we at Red Hot decided to play along and pick who we think will win this year’s golden gramophones.
*Disclaimer: Though we are serious music listeners and producers, our 2012 Grammy Predictions are certainly all in good fun.
Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud
Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Song of the Year
“All of the Lights” by Kanya West feat Rihanna, Kid Cuddi
“The Cave” by Mumford and Sons
“Grenade” by Bruno Mars
“Holocene” by Bon Iver
“Rolling In the Deep” by Adele
Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff Beck
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown – Kings Of Leon
I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love – Wilco
Best Pop Vocal Album
21 – Adele
The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna
Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope – Cut/Copy
4×4=12 – Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt.3 – Robyn
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Skrillex
Red Hot Predictions
• Album of the Year : Adele – 21
In an honest set of predictions, the power vocalist pop icon, Adele, would need a broom to sweep away all of the awards we believe she’ll win. However, we’ll give some of the categories to other hopefuls on sheer principle…but not this one. Everyone here at RH agrees that Adele will bring home the prestigious Grammy for Album of The Year. In an age where most of the population no longer pays for music, Adele’s 21 reached a global sale of 17 million copies (as of January 2012). Going 14 times platinum in the UK and 5 times platinum in the United States, it topped the chart in over 26 countries. However, numbers aside, with her soulful melodies and deeply truthful lyrics, the singer tapped into the hearts of every person who played her record and heard her tunes. Adele took over the airwaves, rightfully so.
• Best New Artist: Nicki Minaj
First, we must give musical credit to the incredibly talented, Bon Iver. His self titled album was perfection, in our eyes, and it certainly deserved every bit of the attention that it received. However, Bon Iver has been in our Red Hot lives for quite a while now so ‘Best New Artist’ doesn’t exactly fit. Also, as an Indie Rock icon, a Grammy would be a little mainstream, wouldn’t it? So, we’re going to give this one to Nicki Minaj. Besides the fact that we can’t wait to see what she’ll wear during the acceptance speech, as a female rapper, she came on the scene with a bang. When appearing on tracks with ‘bosses’ like Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane might have been good enough for any other MC, it certainly wasn’t for Nicki. Even before the release of her first album, she became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, simultaneously. Then her album, Pink Friday, sold roughly 1,663,300 copies as of November 201. With her quirky, wild image, Nicki Minaj made a name for herself, and we don’t see her falling behind the scenes any time soon.
• Song of the Year: Adele – “Rolling In the Deep”
We’ve gotta give it to her. Though “All of the Lights” was one of our favorite tracks on the overrated Kanye album, radio stations do need to make money. And they certainly did off the cultural phenomenon, “Rolling in the Deep.” As Adele’s first single in the United States, it sold over 6 million copies and held the top spot on our beloved Billboard Hot 100 list for 7 weeks. But not only could each person in America sing every word of the song, they could also identify its inspiration. For anyone who’d ever gotten their heart broken, the beautiful Adele took their hand…and will guide herself to a Grammy.
• Best Rock Album:
• Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele – 21
Keyword – vocal.
• Best Dance/Electronica Album
We are 50/50.
Robyn – Body Talk, Pt. 3 VS. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Reasons: She can break it down & he’s Sonny Moore.
The 2012 Grammy Awards show airs on February 12, 2012. Tune in to see the results!