Thursday, February 10, 2011

Five things I’m looking forward to at this year Grammy Awards

1.     Barbra Streisand – She will be honored this year as MusiCares person of the year for her influence in music as well as philanthropy. Stevie Wonder, Leann Rimes, Tony Bennet and the cast of Glee will be there to pay tribute to her. Plus, Babs has promised to grace us with a performance. She has been nominated for her latest number one album “Love is the answer” in “The best traditional pop album” category. A little birdie must have told her that she had already won. Knowing her, that’s the only reason (and that tribute of course) I can think of why she agreed to perform.  I think she will sing “People” and I hope she does- ;o)

2.     Aretha Franklin Tribute-  Two of my favorite singers, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will take the stage to salute the Queen of soul. Jennifer has sung many of Aretha’s hits at many occasions before and she’s a church-going black mama so she’ll be just fine handling Sista Rie’s materials but I’m interested in how Ms Aguilera will churn out the soulful notes of old-school Rn’B tunes without messing up the lyrics. Will she fumble “P.E. R. E.C. T. S” instead of “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”??? (Sorry, Chris, But I love you! LOL)

3.     Lady GaGa-  This year belongs to The ever-fascinating GaGa. She also had monster hits with “Bad Romance”,“Telephone” and “Alejandro”. Although she won two Grammys last year, it’d be nice to see her take home major Grammys in categories like “Album of the year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal” for “Bad romance”. (The other nominees in the category are quite weak anyway). Plus it’d be interesting what and how she will perform. Her new album is out next month so for sure she will bring it!

4.     Glee Cast-  I’m sure Grammy voters will not give them this prestigious award at this early stage. They are up for (Best group vocals) and (Best compilation Soundtrack album). It nevertheless would be so nice to see them WIN and become Grammy winners!!!!!! Go Glee for World Peace!

5.      Charlie and his Grammy predictions- I’m excited to see whether these artists take home their Grammys or not as I predicted. Here they are- the nominee in red will be the winner (according to me!) but in some cases, not necessarily SHOULD win. 

Album Of The Year
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream
Katy Perry

Record Of The Year
Nothin' On You
B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
Love The Way You Lie
Eminem Featuring Rihanna
F*** You
Cee Lo Green
Empire State Of Mind
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Haven't Met You Yet
Michael Bublé
This Is It
Michael Jackson
Whataya Want From Me (This is my favorite and this should win)
Adam Lambert
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Half Of My Heart
John Mayer

Best Pop Vocal Album

My World 2.0
Justin Bieber
I Dreamed A Dream
Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga
Battle Studies
John Mayer
Teenage Dream
Katy Perry

Best Dance Recording
In For The Kill
La Roux
Dance In The Dark
Lady Gaga
Only Girl (In The World)
Dancing On My Own

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Crazy Love
Michael Bublé
The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time
Barry Manilow
Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville
Johnny Mathis
Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V
Rod Stewart
Love Is The Answer
Barbra Streisand

Best New Artist ( I don't like any of these nominees so I really don't care)

Justin Bieber 


Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

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