The most exciting time of the year has officially begun! The nominees have been announced and in just 50 days from now, on January 26th, we’ll experience the best night of 2014, 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Who would you like to see with the statuette? Who was the most successful living creature in the biz this year? The whole list of nominees can be seen on their official site.
I am always very subjective when it comes to choosing the winners. I know that Grammy is all about being objective and estimating the real value of the mentioned artists, but let’s be real… As long as I am not an official Grammy judge, I won’t do it their way. That’s why I’m even more excited about this year’s nominations. Come one, seeing David Bowie on the list was the biggest deal for me! I’ve chosen several categories which are the closest to me, not randomly, but it was definitely decision on the spur of the moment. So my choices are:
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
- “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” David Bowie
He just has to win this. I can’t imagine watching Imagine Dragons or Jack White beat David Bowie, it would be like the worst nightmare I ever had. However, I have to admit that Led Zeppelin will be hard to overcome, but never say never, let’s hope for the best… for us and for Bowie.
BEST ROCK ALBUM
- The Next Day – David Bowie
Another Bowie-category. It’s obvious that I would donate 90% of my blood for his victory if it was possible. But the thing is, when someone makes someone so alive - just like he made me the day he announced this album – it’s just impossible to resist and forget that heavenly feeling… And he deserves it like no one else does.
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE // BEST R&B SONG
- Anthony Hamilton “Best Of Me”
I already expressed my hopes related to these categories last year, but I got really sad when Anthony Hamilton didn’t win anything… I really expect that he beats the rivals this time, that he will make me the happiest and the most proud fan in the world.
BEST R&B ALBUM
- John Legend “Love In The Future”
It’s not an album. It’s a miracle. I’ve written about John Legend so many times this year, that I really can’t even tell when my fascination for his music has begun, but I tell you – it won’t end quickly.
RECORD OF THE YEAR
- Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky”
There was no such a track this year that could beat this. I hope people will understand that “Blurred Lines” is not really that amazing, and “Radioactive” or “Locked Out Of Heaven” are there just to fill the empty spots… If you don’t understand the greatness of “Get Lucky”, where have you been during Coachella?
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
- Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
It’s really self-explanatory, Justin was the ultimate king of pop (sorry, MJ) dropping out two full studio albums this year, being classy as hell, sparkling with happiness and just breathtaking.
I am really undecided when it comes to the rest of the categories. What I know for sure, is that I wish Taylor Swift gets the award for Best Country Song to Best Country Album, or even both, just to leave the winning spot for Daft Punk in Album Of The Year. I also would like to see Jay Z with a statuette – he should be the winner in Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (and he probably will be, having two songs chosen for this category – I vote for “Holy Grail”, since I am deeply in love with it).
Aughhhh, Grammy is a big deal every single time. I am more nervous now than I would be on my wedding day!