51st Annual Grammy Nominations...

Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 9:37 AM

Last week, the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced. Award shows these days have gotten lame... nobody gets what they deserve, but I usually look forward to the Grammys which is still, in my opinion, the best of the awards. That's because Grammys are given based on talent. Billboard awards are based on sales, so you already know who's going to win. The Grammys are special to Sound-Savvy because they reflect what Sound-Savvy stands for: REAL MUSIC. So here's my thoughts on who I think should win in a few of the categories. What ya think?

Record Of The Year
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
M.I.A - Paper Planes
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Please Read The Letter

Album Of The Year
Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Lil’ Wayne - Tha Carter III
Ne-Yo - Year Of The Gentleman (HANDS DOWN!!)
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Song Of The Year
Estelle - American Boy
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Sara Bareilles - Love Song (I'm SMH at the choices here... For me, based on these choices, it's between Sara and Jason Mraz)
Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Best New Artist
Jonas Brothers (yeah, they may take it...)
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Duffy - Mercy
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (damn this one was hard... It comes down to Leona or Sara, but I think Leona's got this one in the bag)
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Pink - So What

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Kid Rock - All Summer Long (All good contenders here, but I really think Kid Rock did his thing with this joint, if not him then definitely John Mayer)
John Mayer - Say
Paul McCartney - That Was Me
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Ne-Yo - Closer
James Taylor - Wichita Lineman

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Beyoncé - Me, Myself And I (Track from: The Beyonce Experience Live Audio)
Keyshia Cole - Heaven Sent (based on vocals, I hope Keyshia gets this. Loved all the other songs but this is the one that blew me away!)
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
Alicia Keys - Superwoman
Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Eric Benét - You’re The Only One
Chris Brown - Take You Down
Ne-Yo -Miss Independent
Trey Songz - Can’t Help But Wait
Usher - Here I Stand

Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Eagles Waiting In The Weeds
Gnarls Barkley
- Going On
Maroon5 - Won't Go Home Without You

One Republic - Apologize

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Boyz II Men - Ribbon In The Sky
Anthony David Featuring India.Arie - Words (HANDS DOWN!! If you haven't heard this, you need to!!)
Al Green feat. John Legend - Stay With Me (By The Sea)
Jennifer Hudson feat. Fantasia - I'm His Only Woman
Raphael Saadiq feat. Stevie Wonder and CJ Hilton - Never Give You Up

Best R&B Song
Jazmine Sullivan - Bust Your Windows
Raheem Devaughn - Customer
Keyshia Cole - Heaven Sent
Ne-yo - Miss Independent (Another hard choice... but I chose Ne-yo over Keyshia. They both deserve it though...)
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

Best Rap Album
Jay-Z - American Gangster
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
Nas - Untitled
T.I. - Paper Trail

Best Rap Solo Performance
Jay-Z - Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)
Lil Wayne - A Milli
Lupe Fiasco - Paris, Tokyo
Nas - NIGGER (The Slave and the Master)
Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000 - Royal Flush
Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne - Swagga Like Us (Just a monumental track!)
Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z - Mr. Carter
Ludacris Featuring T.I. - Wish You Would
Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West - Put On


1 Comment

  1. Kimesha Said,


    I agree with some of your picks. But record of the year should go to Adele. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, HER! I never heard a voice like hers, plus I love that track.

    And I am just so excited to see Nas and Lupe nominated I want both of them to win.

    I mad Soulja boy didn't get any noms. JUST KIDDING!!!!!! I know you are probably burning up about that comment lol.


    Posted on December 11, 2008 at 12:34 PM


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