Grammy Picks 2009

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The Grammy Award nominations were announced on December 3, 2008 and I thought that I would weigh in on my projected winner picks for the genres that I am most familiar.

Having worked with some of these artists and/or fallen in love with their music, I am more excited this year than in recent history to see who takes home the statue….  If there is any justice in the world, COLDPLAY is going to win big when the show airs on CBS on February 8, 2009!

SO without further ado, here are my pics (by Category) highlighted in bold red for the 2009 Grammy Awards:

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Bleeding Love

    Leona Lewis
  • Paper Planes
    M.I.A
  • Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

  • Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
    Tha Carter III

    Lil Wayne
  • Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
  • Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • In Rainbows, Radiohead

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • American Boy
    William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
  • Viva La Vida
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

  • Adele
  • Duffy
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
  • Love Song
    Sara Bareilles
  • Mercy
    Duffy
  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    [J Records/SYCO Music]
  • I Kissed A Girl
    Katy Perry
  • So What
    Pink

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • All Summer Long
    Kid Rock
  • Say
    John Mayer
  • That Was Me
    Paul McCartney
  • I’m Yours
    Jason Mraz
  • Closer
    Ne-Yo
    Wichita Lineman
    James Taylor

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
  • Waiting In The Weeds
    Eagles
  • Going On
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Won’t Go Home Without You
    Maroon 5
  • Apologize
    OneRepublic

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Lesson Learned
    Alicia Keys & John Mayer
  • 4 Minutes
    Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
    Rich Woman
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • If I Never See Your Face Again
    Rihanna & Maroon 5
  • No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Detours
    Sheryl Crow
  • Rockferry
    Duffy
  • Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles
  • Spirit
    Leona Lewis
  • Covers
    James Taylor

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

  • Harder Better Faster Stronger
    Daft Punk
  • Ready For The Floor
    Hot Chip
  • Just Dance
    Lady Gaga & Colby O’Donis
  • Give It 2 Me
    Madonna
  • Disturbia
    Rihanna
  • Black & Gold
    Sam Sparro

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

  • New York City
    Brazilian Girls
  • Alive 2007
    Daft Punk
  • Bring Ya To The Brink
    Cyndi Lauper
  • X
    Kylie Minogue
  • Last Night
    Moby
  • Robyn
    Robyn

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Still Unforgettable
    Natalie Cole
  • The Sinatra Project
    Michael Feinstein
  • Noël
    Josh Groban
  • In The Swing Of Christmas
    Barry Manilow
  • Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall
    Rufus Wainwright

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Gravity
    John Mayer
  • I Saw Her Standing There
    Paul McCartney
  • Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Rise
    Eddie Vedder
  • No Hidden Path
    Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Rock N Roll Train
    AC/DC
  • Violet Hill
    Coldplay
  • Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles
  • Sex On Fire
    Kings Of Leon

  • House Of Cards
    Radiohead

Best Metal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Heroes Of Our Time
    DragonForce
  • Nostradamus
    Judas Priest
  • My Apocalypse
    Metallica
  • Under My Thumb
    Ministry
  • Psychosocial
    Slipknot

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Castellorizon
    David Gilmour
  • Suicide & Redemption
    Metallica
  • 34 Ghosts I-IV
    Nine Inch Nails
  • Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)
    Rush
  • Peaches En Regalia
    Zappa Plays Zappa

Best Rock Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
  • House Of Cards
    Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
  • I Will Possess Your Heart
    Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Sex On Fire
    Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
  • Violet Hill
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

  • Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay
  • Rock N Roll Jesus
    Kid Rock
  • Only By The Night
    Kings Of Leon
  • Death Magnetic
    Metallica
  • Consolers Of The Lonely
    The Raconteurs

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Modern Guilt
    Beck
  • Narrow Stairs
    Death Cab For Cutie
  • The Odd Couple
    Gnarls Barkley
  • Evil Urges
    My Morning Jacket
  • In Rainbows
    Radiohead

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Me, Myself And I
    Beyoncé
  • Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole
  • Spotlight
    Jennifer Hudson
  • Superwoman
    Alicia Keys
  • Need U Bad
    Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • You’re The Only One
    Eric Benét
  • Take You Down
    Chris Brown
  • Miss Independent
    Ne-Yo
  • Can’t Help But Wait
    Trey Songz
  • Here I Stand
    Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ribbon In The Sky
    Boyz II Men
  • Words
    Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
  • Stay With Me (By The Sea)
    Al Green Featuring John Legend
  • I’m His Only Woman
    Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
  • Never Give You Up
    Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    Wayne Brady
  • You’ve Got The Love I Need
    Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
  • Baby I Know
    (Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
  • Love That Girl
    Raphael Saadiq
  • In Love With Another Man
    Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Bust Your Windows
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)
  • Customer
    I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)
  • Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)
  • Miss Independent
    M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)
  • Spotlight
    Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Love & Life
    Eric Benét
  • Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
    Boyz II Men
  • Lay It Down
    Al Green
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson
  • The Way I See It
    Raphael Saadiq

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Growing Pains
    Mary J. Blige
  • Back Of My Lac’
    J. Holiday
  • First Love
    Karina
  • Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo
  • Fearless
    Jazmine Sullivan

Best Musical Album For Children
(For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

  • Beethoven’s Wig 4: Dance Along Symphonies
    Beethoven’s Wig
  • Big Round World
    Trout Fishing In America
  • Here Come The 123s
    They Might Be Giants
  • Here Comes Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
    Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
  • The Shoe Bird
    Gerard Schwarz Conducting The Seattle Symphony

Best Musical Show Album
(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

  • Gypsy
    Robert Sher, producer (Jule Styne, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (2008 Broadway Cast With Patti LuPone & Others)
  • In The Heights
    Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andrés Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Moss & Bill Sherman, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Lin-Manuel Miranda And Others)
  • The Little Mermaid
    Bruce Botnick, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers; Alan Menken, composer; Glenn Slater, lyricist (Howard Ashman, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess & Others)
  • South Pacific
    David Caddick, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot & Others)
  • Young Frankenstein; The Musical
    Doug Besterman, producer; Mel Brooks, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Roger Bart, Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster & Others)

Category 82

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

  • American Gangster
    (Various Artists)
  • August Rush
    (Various Artists)
  • Juno
    (Various Artists)
  • Mamma Mia!
    Meryl Streep (& Various Artists)
  • Sweeney Todd — The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
    (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

  • The Dark Knight
    James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers
  • Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
    John Williams, composer
  • Iron Man
    Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • There Will Be Blood
    Jonny Greenwood, composer
  • Wall-E
    Thomas Newman, composer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Down To Earth (From Wall-E)
    Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters (Peter Gabriel)
  • Ever Ever After (From Enchanted)
    Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Enchanted
  • Say (From The Bucket List)
    John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)
  • That’s How You Know (From Enchanted)
    Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Amy Adams)
  • Walk Hard (From Walk Hard — The Dewey Cox Story)
    Judd Apatow, Marshall Crenshaw, Jake Kasdan & John C. Reilly, songwriters (John C. Reilly)

Category 93

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.))

  • Danger Mouse
    • Attack & Release (The Black Keys) (A)
    • Modern Guilt (Beck) (A)
    • The Odd Couple (Gnarls Barkley) (A)
  • Nigel Godrich
    • In Rainbows (Radiohead) (A)
  • Johnny Karkazis (Johnny K)
    • Big Bad World (Plain White T’s) (A)
    • The Illusion Of Progress (Staind) (A)
    • Light From Above (Black Tide) (A)
    • 3 Doors Down (3 Doors Down) (A)
  • Rick Rubin
    • Death Magnetic (Metallica) (A)
    • Home Before Dark (Neil Diamond) (A)
    • Mercy (Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy) (Ours) (A)
    • Seeing Things (Jakob Dylan) (A)
    • Weezer (Red Album) (Weezer) (A)
  • will.i.am

    • American Boy (Estelle Featuring Kanye West) (T)
    • Encanto (Sergio Mendes) (A)
    • Funky Bahia (Sergio Mendes Featuring will.i.am & Siedah Garrett) (T)
    • In The Ayer (Flo Rida Featuring will.i.am) (T)
    • Pick It Up (Fergie) (T)
    • Picture Perfect (Chris Brown Featuring will.i.am) (T)
    • What’s Your Name (Usher Featuring will.i.am) (T)

Best Classical Vocal Performance
(Award to the Vocal Soloist(s).)

  • Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan
    Hila Plitmann (JoAnn Falletta; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Fussell, Charles: Wilde
    Sanford Sylvan (Gil Rose; Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
  • Gomidas Songs
    Isabel Bayrakdarian (Eduard Topchjan; Serouj Kradjian; Chamber Players Of The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Maria
    Cecilia Bartoli (Adam Fischer; Orchestra La Scintilla)
  • Terezín: Theresienstadt
    Anne Sofie Von Otter (Christian Gerhaher & Daniel Hope; Bengt Forsberg & Gerold Huber)

ategory 109

Best Short Form Music Video
(For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.)

  • Honey
    Erykah Badu
    Erykah Badu & Mr. Roboto, video directors; Megan Gutman, video producer
  • Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
    Gnarls Barkley
    Christopher Milk, video director; Anne Johnson, video producer
  • Another Way To Die
    Alicia Keys & Jack White
    PR Brown & MK12, video directors; Mick Ebeling, Sheira Rees-Davies & Jane Tredget, video producers
  • House Of Cards
    Radiohead
    James Frost, video director; Dawn Fanning, video producer
  • Pork And Beans
    Weezer
    Mathew Cullen, video director; Bernard Rahill, video producer

~ by Calliope on December 6, 2008.

2 Responses to “Grammy Picks 2009”

  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onGrammy Picks 2009 « Calliope in Outer SpaceHere’s a quick excerptJordin Sparks & Chris Brown. Best Pop Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.) Detours Sheryl Crow; Rockferry Duffy; Long Road Out Of Eden Eagles; Spirit Leona Lewis; Covers James Taylor … […]

  2. Of course I loved the video clip.
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