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The 2015 Grammys: Our Predictions

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Now that the shambolic European Music Awards and American Music Awards are but a distant memory(seriously, One Direction being nominated is a travesty in itself, never mind the fact they won so many awards), we can finally focus on the real music awards, starting with The 57th Grammys which take place on tonight in Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The ceremony will have particular interest on these shores this year as not only is our very own Hozier performing with the legendary Annie Lennox on the night, but he’s also nominated for Song of the Year for the incredible Take Me To Church.

As is tradition when it comes to award ceremonies, we at IMAGE.ie have decided to make a few predictions as to who will take home the famous golden gramophone. Our somewhat educated guesses are underlined. Who do you think will be the big winners on the night?

Record Of The Year

Fancy – Iggy Azelea
Chandelier – Sia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Album Of The Year

Morning Phase – Beck
Béyonce – Béyonce
X – Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Girl – Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Chandelier – Sia
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Take Me To Church – Hozier

Best New Artist

Iggy Azelea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

All Of Me(Live) – John Legend
Chandelier – Sia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Happy – Pharrell Williams

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Fancy – Iggy Azelea feat. Charli XCX
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Say Something – A Great Big World feat Christina Aguilera
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Dark Horse – Katie Perry feat. Juicy J

Best Pop Vocal Album

Ghost Stories – Coldplay
Bangerz– Miley Cyrus
My Everything – Ariana Grande
Prism –  Katy Perry
X – Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Morning Phase – Beck
Turn Blue – The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Songs Of Innocence – U2

Best Alternative Music Album

This Is All Yours – Alt-J
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Melophobia – Cage The Elephant
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Lazaretto – Jack White

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out – Jhené Aiko
Béyonce – Béyonce
X – Chris Brown
Mali Is – Mali Music
Girl – Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Album

Islander – Bernhoft
Lift Your Spirit – Aloe Blacc
Love, Marriage & Divorce – Toni Braxton & Babyface
Black Radio 2 – Robert Glasper Experiment
Give The People What They Want – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Rap Album

The New Classic – Iggy Azelea
Because The Internet – Childish Gambino
Nobody’s Smiling – Common
The Marshall Mathers LP2 – Eminem
Oxymoron – Schoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood – Wiz Khalifa

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Everything Is Awesome – Tegan & Sara + The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie)
I See Fire – Ed Sheeran (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell (Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me)
Let It Go – Idina Menzel (Frozen)
The Moon Song – Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Music Video

We Exist – Arcade Fire
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil John
Chandelier – Sia
Happy – Pharrell Williams
The Golden Age – Woodkid feat. Max Richter

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