Tomorrow night marks the biggest night in world music, with the 57th annual Grammy Awards. To get you ready for the ceremony, we’ve compiled a list of the biggest categories along with predictions as to who could take home one of thise infamous little gold megaphone shaped awards.
Record of the Year
Fancy – Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX
Chandelier – Sia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Demon Music Predicts – No doubt this award will get added to Taylor Swift’s already impressive Grammy hoard. Shake It Off is one of the most perfect pop songs of all time and you’d be hard pushed to find a human on the planet that would disagree. #TeamTaylor2k15
Album of the Year
Morning Phase – Beck
Beyonce – Beyonce
X – Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
Girl – Pharrell Williams
Demon Music Predicts – The sudden implosion of the world following Beyonce’s secret release totally changed the way music is promoted and not content with having coined the term ‘bootylicious’ in her early career, ‘doing a Beyonce’ is now firmly just as entrenched in our vocabularies. ‘Beyonce’ brought us ‘Drunk In Love’ and ‘XO’, showing us that Mrs Carter is still one of the most talented women in the universe.
Best New Artist
Demon Music Predicts – Having gone from performing in rooms with no stages, to supporting Taylor Swift on tour, and drawing in one of the biggest Glastonbury crowds in history, if this award goes to anyone but Haim, then all my faith will be lost in the world. A win for Haim would be the highlight of a lifetime for a band who upon playing their first UK shows didn’t think they would make it big enough to ever return to these shores. These 3 humble sisters from The Valley are finally in line for the recognition they deserve.
Best Dance Recording
Never Say Never – Basement Jaxx
Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
F For You – Disclosure feat. Mary J Blige
I Got U – Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones
Faded – Zhu
Demon Music Predicts – (Fun fact of the day for you: I actually went to college with the boys from Disclosure and used to do their soundchecks for them) This is a very strong category, filled with anthems that no doubt have been playlist staples for the past year. This seems like a 3-way tie between Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Duke Dumont who would all make worthy winners of this award.
Best Rock Song
Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
Blue Moon – Beck
Fever – The Black Keys
Gimme Something Good – Ryan Adams
Lazaretto – Jack White
Demon Music Predicts – Overcoming the troubles of having members leaving and trying to forge a comeback, Paramore went on to triumphantly co-headline last years Reading & Leeds festivals, and in the process ‘Ain’t It Fun’ became the ultimate rock gospel track. Not to mention the amount of world records that the band broke during the song’s video. Jack White is also a very strong contender with the titular track of his second record ‘Lazaretto’ proving a hit with fans old and new.
Best Alternative Music Album
This Is All Yours – Alt J
Reflektor – Arcade Fire
Melophobia – Cage The Elephant
St Vincent – St Vincent
Lazaretto – Jack White
Demon Music Predicts – Are space aliens allowed to win Grammy’s? Here’s hoping the answer is yes, so that the genius of St Vincent aka Annie Clark, can be globally rewarded for creating the best album of 2014. Redefining the role of women in music, Clark created a concept, a world within an album that featured the abstract genius of something we’ve never quite seen before. Yes, Jack White is a legend, but in this category, there is already a very clear winner.
Producer of the Year (Non Classical)
Demon Music Predicts – Having produced for the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Max Martin edges to the status of front-runner within this category, but he faces stiff comepetition from FKA Twigs, Shakira and Sia producer; Paul Epworth who in the past has brought us albums from Adele and Florence & The Machine.
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
Demon Music Predicts – Havign at first caused controversary, Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ is a cinematographic work of art and presents itself as much more than just a music video. The quality of the dancing, the high production values and the song itself put this track head and shoulders above the rest.
So there you have it, your comprehensive guide to all things Grammy’s. Don’t forget to keep it Demon Music for more Grammy related content.