Saturday, February 11, 2012

Abe's 54th Grammy Awards Picks

Some of my picks for the 2012 Grammys (My picks in large bold italics)

The 54th Grammys on Amazon

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep
Adele

Holocene Bon Iver

Grenade Bruno Mars

The Cave Mumford & Sons

Firework Katy Perry

Record of the Year

Album Of The Year
21 Adele

Wasting Light 
Foo Fighters

Born This Way Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars

Loud Rihanna




Song Of The Year
All Of The Lights
Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

The Cave
Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

Grenade
Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Holocene
Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

Rolling In The Deep
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Song of the Year

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver 
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best New Artist




Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You 
Adele

Yoü And I
Lady Gaga

Grenade
Bruno Mars

Firework
Katy Perry

F***in’ Perfect
Pink


You And I



Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Dearest  
The Black Keys

Paradise
Coldplay

Pumped Up Kicks
Foster The People

Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera


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 Recording
Raise Your Weapon
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

Barbra Streisand
Duck Sauce

Sunshine
David Guetta & Avicii

Call Your Girlfriend 
Robyn

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Skrillex

Save The World
Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope
Cut/Copy

4x4=12
Deadmau5

Nothing But The Beat
David Guetta

Body Talk, Pt. 3 
Robyn

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II  
Tony Bennett & Various Artists

The Gift
Susan Boyle

In Concert On Broadway
Harry Connick Jr.

Music Is Better Than Words
Seth MacFarlane

What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Coldplay

Down By The Water
The Decemberists

Walk 
Foo Fighters

The Cave
Mumford & Sons

Lotus Flower
Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
On The Backs Of Angels
Dream Theater

White Limo
Foo Fighters

Curl Of The Burl
Mastodon

Public Enemy No. 1 
Megadeth

Blood In My Eyes
Sum 41

Best Rock Song
The Cave
Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

Down By The Water
Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Lotus Flower
Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)

Walk 
Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Jeff Beck

Wasting Light - My Pick
Foo Fighters

Come Around Sundown
Kings Of Leon

I'm With You
Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love
Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver
Bon Iver

Codes And Keys
Death Cab For Cutie

Torches
Foster The People

Circuital
My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs 
Radiohead

Best R&B Performance
Far Away
Marsha Ambrosius

Pieces Of Me
Ledisi

Not My Daddy
Kelly Price & Stokley

Is This Love  
Corinne Bailey Rae

You Are
Charlie Wilson


Best Traditional R&B Performance
Sometimes I Cry
Eric Benét

Fool For You
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Radio Message
R. Kelly

Good Man
Raphael Saadiq

Surrender
Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song
Far Away
Marsha Ambrosius, Larrance Dopson, Lamar Edwards, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)

Fool For You 
Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)

Not My Daddy
Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)

Pieces Of Me
Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)

You Are
Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)


Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. 
Chris Brown

Second Chance
El DeBarge

Love Letter
R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me
Ledisi

Kelly
Kelly Price

Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

Otis - My Pick
Jay-Z & Kanye West

The Show Goes On
Lupe Fiasco

Moment 4 Life
Nicki Minaj & Drake

Black And Yellow
Wiz Khalifa


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party
Beyoncé & André 3000

I'm On One
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

I Need A Doctor
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

What's My Name?
Rihanna & Drake

Motivation
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

All Of The Lights
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
All Of The Lights
Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

Black And Yellow
Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)

I Need A Doctor
Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)

Look At Me Now
Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Wesley Pentz & Nick Van De Wall, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

Otis
Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

The Show Goes On
Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne
Jay-Z & Kanye West

Tha Carter IV
Lil Wayne

Lasers
Lupe Fiasco

Pink Friday
Nicki Minaj

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
Dirt Road Anthem
Jason Aldean

I'm Gonna Love You Through It
Martina McBride

Honey Bee
Blake Shelton

Mean
Taylor Swift

Mama's Song
Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Don't You Wanna Stay
Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson

You And Tequila
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Barton Hollow
The Civil Wars

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
Thompson Square



Best Country Song
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)

God Gave Me You
Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)

Just Fishin'
Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

Mean
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

Threaten Me With Heaven
Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)

You And Tequila
Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean

Chief
Eric Church


Red River Blue
Blake Shelton

Here For A Good Time
George Strait

Speak Now
Taylor Swift


Speak Now



Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Entren Los Que Quieran
Calle 13

Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar
Gustavo Galindo

Nuestra
La Vida Bohème

Not So Commercial
Los Amigos Invisibles

Drama Y Luz
Maná

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
Bicentenario
Pepe Aguilar

Orale
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Amor A La Musica
Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

Eres Un Farsante
Paquita La Del Barrio

Huevos Rancheros
Joan Sebastian


Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane
Alison Krauss & Union Station

Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale
Jim Lauderdale

Rare Bird Alert
Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers

Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe
The Del McCoury Band

A Mother's Prayer
Ralph Stanley

Sleep With One Eye Open
Chris Thile & Michael Daves




Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow
The Civil Wars

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Steve Earle

Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes


The Harrow & The Harvest
Gillian Welch

Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse
"Weird Al" Yankovic

Finest Hour
Patton Oswalt

Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant
Kathy Griffin

Turtleneck & Chain
The Lonely Island

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am...World Tour
Beyoncé

Foo Fighters: Back And Forth
Foo Fighters

Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest

Nine Types Of Light
TV On The Radio

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