GRAMMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS: Hip Hop and Best New Artist, Who will Smile on the Big Night?

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The Grammy awards are definitely the biggest night in music. Every year acts in different categories are nominated to compete for the converted Gramophone.
As am writing this we are counting weeks to the Grammy awards night on February 12th, it will be a Sunday as always.  Unlike the past five ceremonies, this ceremony is going to have a host in hip hop son LL COOL J (surprising how the Grammies are bringing back hosts while VMAs are ditching them).
And talking about the Hip hop son, he’s a two time Grammy award winner with a number of top ten billboard singles and movies to his name. Though that’s not all, I don’t know why I feel like Mr. Cool J was picked because of the influence Hip hop in the whole has on Grammy awards this year.
Let’s face it Adele may have ruled the charts last year but another Hip hop artist with barely a top ten song dominated the nomination list with seven. And no offence many of us are still outraged that Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album missed out on Album of the Year, trust me it’s the only Album that deserved that award but wasn’t even nominated. Hip hop may not have dominated the top four prestigious awards of the night like: Album of the Year and Song of the year Categories but still, hip hop still showed a great presence in the other half of the big four televised categories.
Hip hop had a great year that’s why in this article am specifically making predictions of who I think is going home a winner come the Grammy night next month in the Hip hop category.
First of all love him or hate him Kanye West is a genius, it’s no mistake that he’s the most nominated artist at this year’s Grammy awards. With seven nominations and two brilliant Albums in Kanye will leave the show with something.
He’s a Grammy act, the academy loves him and he’s been nominated for Album of the Year twice, much as he’s never won any of the big four, he’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy not only deserved a shot at the Album of the Year it even deserved to win. With such an upset by the academy, when they chose not to nominate the album might work for Kanye in the Hip hop category, truly this album is diverse and meant to change the game for some time, no one deserves to win Rap Album like Kanye. His other Competition may be Nicki Minaj whose Pink Friday was a huge success commercially plus her album got a huge influence on the MTV generation, Lil Wayne’ s Carter III was a massive success on the charts, downloads and the market but the real deal and competition to Kanye will be Kanye West himself. His crime this time might be for crafting another brilliant album with longtime friend and new father Jay-Z. Watch the Throne is the only other album that may match the Brilliance that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is and the reason is that the albums were crafted by the same person. Thus much as Nicki Minaj is a darling to the fans, she is a Britney Spears of sorts trust me she’s not picking up this award.
Then we have the category for best rap/sung collaboration, this award for some reason has always gone to Jay-Z as long as he’s been nominated. He won it with Encore, Umbrella, Run this town, Empire State of Mind and many more thus with him in this category there more chances that he’s bent to win this category with Kanye west and considering the fact that he’s a new dad, what a way to celebrate Blue Ivy Carter.
There more chances that All of the Lights will win an award or two for Kanye, it’s the only Hip hop song nominated in the Big four categories thus it has a chance of winning.
Talking a lot of Kanye and awards usually bring back the memories of the VMAs in 2009 and that’s Taylor Swift we are talking about. Her album Speak Now will definitely win Country Album, she really deserved a slot at the top album nomination. She has a chance of winning many of the country slots this year.
The other category may be the Best New Artist, for many Nicki Minaj is a clear favorite but the person to beat is some guy Bon Iver in the person Justin Vernon. His self titled Album was nominated for Album of The Year thus stands more chances at the best new artist.


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