By Elise DeEsso
With the Grammys one day away, the conversations swirling around some of the most competitive categories heat up.
It’s already February, which means Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. But for music lovers, the only relationship demanding our attention is the 55th Grammy Awards airing this Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m.
2012 was a huge year for music. With a constantly changing industry, new sounds and genres have become more accepted than ever and the competition between artists is bustling. At this year’s Grammys, the individuality present in each artist will be tested as they fight for Best Album, Best Record, Best New Artist and much more.
While many of the nominees outshine others in certain categories, others could easily result in a tie. Take a look at this year’s nominees for Record of the Year:
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young – Fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe)
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye (featuring Kimbra)
Thinkin’ Bout You – Frank Ocean
We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
It’s difficult to forget the moment when “Somebody That I Used To Know” first hit the radio, mostly because of its uniqueness as a mainstream song. However, there’s some tough competition with the renowned Taylor Swift and her sassy-yet-catchy tune “We Are Never Getting Back Together.” As for Frank Ocean, will his sexy vocals on “Thinkin’ Bout You” outdo the rest, or will his nomination for Best New Artist do the trick?
According to a Billboard.biz article, Spotify is actually utilizing user data to make predictions about the Grammys based on song and album streams. Spotify suggests Gotye will take Record of the Year, but you never know what surprises will come at an award show.
The nominees for one of the most anticipated categories, Album of the Year, are:
The Black Keys – El Camino
Fun. – Some Nights
Mumford & Sons – Babel
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Will Mumford & Son’s precious Babel take home the Grammy as Spotify users suggest? Hell yeah, they should! Nonetheless, the winners will remain a mystery until Sunday. So, in preparation. get your pre-show bets placed, create your Grammy drinking games, and fuel your anticipation for another spontaneously awesome award show!