At long last, the 2014 Grammy nominations are here! Check out the list of the major ones below:
Song of the Year Nominees:
Album of the Year Nominees:
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Nominees:
Record of the Year Nominees:
Best New Artist Nominees:
Best Country Album Nominees:
If you’re into music, you may love watching the annual Grammy Awards. Known as music’s most revered and respected awards ceremony, the “Grammy’s” celebrate achievement across a range of musical genres, from pop to R & B to country.
In order to help you learn about the prospective Grammy nominations of 2014, we’ve compiled information that has been gleaned from a range of reputable online sources.
By encapsulating opinions about nominations from music industry experts, we’ll help you to prepare the ultimate nomination picks for next year (or just help you to get psyched up for the upcoming broadcast!).
Last Year’s Grammy Show Received High Ratings
Last year’s Grammy celebration happened right after legendary singer, Whitney Houston, passed away. Her death shocked fans worldwide, despite her long-time issues with substance abuse.
This 2013 awards show was the 55th ever, and it garnered stellar ratings, perhaps in part because many music fans wanted to see if Houston would be honoured or mentioned during the ceremony. The telecast drew 39.9 million viewers, making it the second most watched Grammy show in history.
This year’s Grammy Awards producers will need to work hard to replicate or improve on the success of last year’s show.
Now, let’s talk about hot prospects for nominations in 2014…
Who’s Going to get Nominated for Grammy Awards?
When it comes to making money from music and giving fans what they really want, delicate blond country icon, Taylor Swift, really delivers. In fact, this waifish songstress earned over forty million dollars last year. In 2014, Swift seems destined to be nominated for her hugely successful album, “Red”, which came out too late to be considered in the 2013 Grammy race. Since her music spans the bridge between pop and country, she may just win the accolade, “Album of the Year” at the upcoming ceremony.
In addition, bombastic and controversial hip-hop artist, Kanye West, who just became a father to Kim Kardashian’s baby, North West, is believed to be a hot contender for a Grammy nod in 2014. His album, “Yeezus”, is critically-acclaimed, and it’s also very popular with real-life fans. However, it may not be able to beat out Swift’s “Red” album for the title of “Album of the Year”. Anyone who remembers West’s rude and ungentlemanly interruption of Swift’s acceptance speech at an earlier ceremony will be watching with bated breath, to see if the two musical artists will have a confrontation as they go head to head next year. Even if “Yeezus” loses the Album of the Year title, it’s likely to garner a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
Another hot prospect is Justin Timberlake. Everything that this musician/actor touches seems to turn to gold, and his Midas touch is definitely evident on his latest effort, “the 20/20 Experience”. Because this record heralds a huge comeback for the artist, he may just be the strongest contender for Album of the Year. It will be a tight race between him and Swift, and he may just come out ahead.
Now that you know some of the most likely Grammy nominations for 2014, you’ll be ready to make your own predictions. If you haven’t listened to any of these records, it may just be time to experience the sort of music that stimulates and entertains the masses. Since the hottest records cover a range of musical styles, from pop to rap to country, there is truly something for everyone.
Keep your eyes peeled for more nomination picks as the pace picks up. In just a couple of months, the real nominations will be announced, and you’ll be able to see how your own picks, and the picks of the experts, panned out.
Be sure to plan a viewing party on Grammy night! Gather friends and loved ones, make some snacks and drinks, and then sit back and enjoy the ride. While the Grammy’s are sometimes derided as overly slick and commercial, they do tend to deliver exciting live performances from the world’s hottest and most glamorous stars. That’s why millions of people tune in every single year.
Because this ceremony also typically features retrospectives that honor musicians who have passed away, it’s a perfect celebration of music, past and present.
To find out more about the Grammy’s, be sure to drop by the official Grammy website today, at http://www.grammy.com/.