Who We Think Will Clean House At The Grammys

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The Grammy Awards are always one of the highlights of our year. 2019 will mark the 61st annual Grammy Awards, airing February, 10th on CBS!

Having followed new music for the entire year, we are eager to learn who will win in the 2019 Grammys. The list of nominees has arrived and we are as excited as you are to predict the winners. The most listened to music this year was within the Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B and Rock genres. But, hip-hop carried the most nominee’s this year with Kendrick Lamar and Drake winning countless nominations. It’s no surprise that these genres keep coming on top year after year. With that being said, we have a list of artists we predict will steal the Grammys with their amazing songwriting, unique vocals, and creative performances.

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1) Record Of The Year-

  • “I Like It”- Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
  • “The Joke”- Brandi Carlile
  • “This Is America”- Childish Gambino
  • “God’s Plan”- Drake
  • “Shallow”- Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • “All The Stars”- Kendrick Lamar & SZA
  • “Rockstar”- Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
  • “The Middle”- Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Kendrick Lamar is the most nominated person at the Grammys this year. It’s no surprise that we predict him and SZA to win Record Of The Year for All The Stars. This song was one of the biggest hits this year with the nostalgic aspect of Kendricks rap and the stunning female vocals.

2) Album Of The Year-

  • Invasion Of Privacy- Cardi B
  • By The Way, I Forgive You- Brandi Carlile
  • Scorpion- Drake
  • H.E.R.- H.E.R.
  • Beerbongs & Bentleys- Post Malone
  • Dirty Computer- Janelle Monáe
  • Golden Hour- Kacey Musgraves
  • Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists)- Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave

    We also predict that Kendrick Lamar will not only win the Record Of The Year, but also the Album Of The Year. Kendrick’s album, Black Panther has a variety of artists contributing to its geniusness. This album made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this past year. Lamar not only wrote and rapped on this album, but his record label “Top Dawg Entertainment” produced it. Is Kendrick stealing Mr. West’s crown? We think so.

 3) Song Of The Year-

  • “All The Stars”- Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
  • “Boo’d Up”- Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
  • “God’s Plan”- Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • “In My Blood”- Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
  • “The Joke”- Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
  • “The Middle”- Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
  • “Shallow”- Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • “This Is America”- Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Although this years Grammy nominations leaned in rap and hip-hops favor, we can’t help but feel that Shallow from A Star Is Born deserves to win Song Of The Year. From endless tweets to YouTube vocal covers, people were addicted to this soundtrack. The song Shallow was definitely the definition of 2018 and we would not be surprised if they took home this Grammy award.

4) Best Pop Vocal Album-

  • Camila- Camila Cabello
  • Meaning Of Life- Kelly Clarkson
  • Sweetener- Ariana Grande
  • Shawn Mendes- Shawn Mendes
  • Beautiful Trauma- P!nk
  • Reputation- Taylor Swift

Shawn Mendes stole our hearts this year with his Billboard #1 hits In My Blood and Lost In Japan. With his smooth vocals, romantic lyrics, and that loveable Ed Sheeran vibe. His self-titled album Shawn Mendes is what we all love about pop music. We predict that Shawn Mendes will win this years Grammy for “Best Pop Vocal Album”.

5) Best Dance Recording

  • “Northern Soul”- Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
  • “Ultimatum”- Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
  • “Losing It”- Fisher
  • “Electricity”- Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
  • “Ghost Voices”- Virtual Self

We can’t help obsessing over Dua Lipa, but a song produced with Silk City, Diplo, and Mark Ronson? Let’s just say we know it’ll be a banger. With those strong vocals, heavenly lyrics and that danceable beat we can’t stop singing and dancing along when we hear this song. We predict that Electricity will win Best Dance Recording at the 2019 Grammys.

6) Best R&B Album-

  • Sex & Cigarettes- Toni Braxton
  • Good Thing- Leon Bridges
  • Honestly- Lalah Hathaway
  • H.E.R.- H.E.R.
  • Gumbo Unplugged (Live)- PJ Morton

Gabriella Wilson, aka H.E.R, is one of our top predictions when it comes to taking home a 2019 Grammy award. We are in awe of her, she is nominated for multiple Grammys this year! The album H.E.R has a unique message about being an underdog and not always feeling like you fit in. H.E.R. is competing against established legends like Toni Braxton and Leon Bridges. Ironically, we still predict that H.E.R. will win Best R&B Album with her ethereal flow and classic R&B vibe.

7) Best Rap Song-

  • “God’s Plan”-  Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
  • “King’s Dead”- Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
  • “Lucky You”- R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)
  • “Sicko Mode”- Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
  • “Win”- K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

Although we believe Kendrick Lamar slayed the 2019 Grammys, Drake also received seven nominations! Drake’s song God’s Plan was Billboards longest leading top 100 hit of 2018. This doesn’t surprise us, year after year Drake comes out with hit albums. Drake sings about God’s plan and refers to his own story working in the music industry. People can relate to his lyrics “…it’s a lot of bad things that they wishin’ and wishin’… on me”. We have a feeling that Drake will take home the Best Rap Song award at the 2019 Grammys.

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