Grammy Prognostications

Ballots for the 2010 Grammys are now out and as the members of the Recording Academy decide who will be nominated, music blog Hits Daily Double has made its initial guesses at who will be up for awards.

Country crossover darling Taylor Swift is predicted to do extremely well. Her Fearless is in a neck and neck battle with Michael Jackson for best selling album of the year and has produced four top ten singles. Nashville has a strong presence in the Academy (how else would the Dixie Chicks done so well in 2007?) giving Swift the edge.

Kanye West has done so well at the annual awards show, he even immortalized it in song. "Grammy night, damn right, we get dressed up". Sure, go off about how cocky he is, but the guy has won 12 Grammys! Up to this point, 808s & Heartbreak hasn't gotten the credit it deserves, but expect that to change in January.

HDD also predicts Green Day will do well at the show. Their 21st Century Breakdown didn't shift the copies or wow the critics the way American Idiot did, but when did that stop Billie Joe Armstrong and the gang? They'll most likely be up against another massive rock band with a lackluster album, U2, so it will be interesting to see who prevails in that category.

Whitney Houston might end up stealing the show. Her comeback, I Look To You, was just barley released in time to be eligible for next year's Grammys. The storyline behind her fall from grace and Clive Davis climb back to the spotlight might be too good for the Academy to reward.

The 52nd annual Grammy awards show will be broadcast on January 31 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well for Taylor-she is so talented and sweet. And as for Kanye-he is a jerk but a talented one at that so no wonder he has won so many. Peace :)

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