photoThe Grammys are here and it looks like it might not be a total snooze-fest. Perhaps the thing that has everyone buzzing the most is that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are slated to perform.  “Drunk in Love” perhaps with a little “Yoncé/Parition” on the side? The internet might explode, but hey.

Another highly anticipated performance is Stevie Wonder with Pharrell and Daft Punk.  “Get Lucky” and anyone of Stevie Wonder’s vast catalog of music would be incredible.  Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Madonna, John Legend and over a dozen others will also be performing.

As far as categories, a few of them are particularly contentious or noteworthy. Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Taylor Swift are all vying for Album of the Year. A hip hop album hasn’t won Album of the Year since Outkast’s 2004 win for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Fun fact: Jay-Z has never been nominated for Album of the Year.  Rap Album of the Year is another story. Hov is nominated alongside Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

The Best R & B album category has Faith Evans, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Chrisette Michele and TGT going head to head. Mack Wilds (formerly known as Tristian Wilds) got a surprise Grammy Nod in the Best Contemporary Urban Album category alongside Tamar Braxton, Fantasia, Rihanna and Salaam Remi.

Who are your picks to win? Who do you think will have the best performances?

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  • Eye Candy

    This award show was seriously boring me to death after a while. I didnt watch the whole thing. I had to change it after a while. Is anyone seriously shocked that Macklemore won for most of the rap categories and Justin Timberlake won in an RnB category? This should’ve been expexted from such a rigged popularity contest that only caters to one type of group in America.

  • noirluv45

    I haven’t watched the Grammy’s since the 70s/early 80s. It was so exciting back then. I see I haven’t missed much.

  • S.

    This is what Black people get for clowning award shows that are made for and by Black people. That inferiority complex… is really something else

    Be careful for what you wish for

  • I predicted that Macklemore would win most of the rap awards and I was right. Robbed the award for K. Lamar and gave it to him. I wished I was won but I wasn’t, the music award season has been the same ole same ole.

  • I haven’t watched the grammy’s in its full entirety in 5 years, I only watch the opening acts now. The show is extremely bias and it always left me scratching my head in confusion as to how they pick the winners in each category.