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untitled unmastered (2016)

Kendrick Lamar

Rap / Hip-Hop

Top Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope

Here I am, late on a Thursday night (or early Friday morning) listening to a new Kendrick Lamar album.  Who would have thought?  Earlier today I didn’t have this intention but a couple of rumors here and a few tweets there and here we are with a new K-Dot album upon us.  This surprise followed the news that Top Dawg Entertainment was going to release new music from one of their artists, but none expected it to be from their magnum opus.

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untitled unmastered, the simply titled fourth studio album from the Compton rapper is a different breed of album than what you would expect. Within the confines of the eight track project are a series of, like the title suggests, untitled tracks that have been released and performed over the past couple of years, more specifically from 2013-2016.  Some of these tracks might sound familiar, while others are most certainly deep cuts that we are not too familiar with.  A lot of them have been performed on Late Night shows like The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report.  So…why release an album full of untitled tracks?  Well, if you’re a rapper like Kendrick, why not?  However, you can probably point to Lebron James, who tweeted this out following Kendrick’s Grammy performance:

After replying back to the tweet, CEO of TDE Tiffith got to work putting the project together.  What we have is a unique project that contains a lot of thought-provoking raps mixed with some top-notch production.  Don’t let the second part of the album’s title fool you, there seems to be a lot of “mastering” that has been done, putting a nice audible touch on the album.

In terms of content, Kendrick’s verses are similar fare to what you can find on the rapper’s widely acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly.  Everything from the broken government system to minorities are rapped about among the different tracks.  The third track on the album, which was performed on The Colbert Show is a thought-provoking tune dives into the pieces of advice that different minorities have given Kendrick, with the major twist being the “piece” that white people have taken from the rapper.  It’s an interesting perspective that lends itself to a pretty cool concept.

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Some other highlights include track five, which features some guest verses from Ab-Soul and Jay Rock.  These two weren’t the only guests to appear on the album either.  Cee-Lo Green, Terrace Martin, Bilal, Thundercat, and Anna Wise all lent their talents to the project.  Since the album was sparse on its credits, I could be missing a few names as well.  Finally, the second to last song on the album is a three-part powerhouse, produced by Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats’ five-year-old son, Egypt.  The track was mesmerizing and was diverse in sound as well, which was surprising given the fact that it was produced by a five-year-old.  Like, what?!  I have to tip my hat to Kendrick for allowing such a young and talented mind to be part of the project.  It’s something you don’t really see today in rap.

The album has a raw vibe to it and that is what I appreciated the most about it.  untitled unmastered is a fresh and unique piece of work that contains a diverse set of sounds along with some intelligent and mind-bending lyrics.  What else would you expect from Kendrick?  I wouldn’t mark this project as being superior to To Pimp A Butterfly or good kid, m.A.A.d. city, but I still think it is an essentially addition to his discography.

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2016 Grammy Predictions

It’s that time of year again.  The nominees for the 58th Grammys were announced this Monday, which opened up the discussion on which artist had the best album/song and why they should win in their respective categories.  At some point or another you begin to hear the case for every nominee, which makes speculation a lot of fun.  With that being said, I am going to add my two cents into the fray on who I think will take away the awards music’s biggest night.

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The Grammy nominations were almost dominated by Kendrick Lamar, which was quite a surprise considering the years that other artists have had.  However, Kendrick Lamar more than deserves these awards and I actually think he will take home a good haul on Feb. 15.  The two other artists that gained a good number of nods are Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.  No surprise there.  One glaring omission is Adele but hey, that’s just a by-product of how the Grammys work.  Just wait till next year, where she will most likely top the nominations list and take home a car full of awards.

Let’s get into the four major fields…

*Predicted winners denoted with ‘(Winner)’

Record Of The Year

“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard

“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars (Winner)

“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

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There’s a lot of pretty great songs here, but “Uptown Funk” is almost a sure-fire lock.  It was the song that took the radio by storm and dominated the airwaves for most of the summer.  At this point it has been over played, but maybe there’s a reason for that?

Album Of The Year

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes

To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar

Traveller — Chris Stapleton

1989 — Taylor Swift (Winner)

Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

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This is a tough category.  All of these albums are pretty great and have wide range in terms of style and sound.  My personal favorite album of the year is To Pimp A Butterfly but it’s hard to deny the kind of year that Taylor Swift has had.  Swift pretty much stole the summer with her massive 1989 tour and her album of the same name is just as great.  Her year is going to be topped off in the best way possible, a Grammy.

Song Of The Year

“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth) (Winner)

“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

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Once again, this is another category that made me stop and really think.  “See You Again” serves as the theme song (of sorts) for Fast and Furious 7, paying homage to the late Paul Walker who died due to a fatal car accident.  Wiz Khalifa and the super talented Charlie Puth have given fans what they wanted and more.  You don’t even have to be a Fast and Furious fan to have an appreciation for their song.

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor (Winner)

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The Best New Artist category is always a slightly entertaining category for me.  Because of the Grammys and their weird timing schedule, by the time the nominations are announced, the nominees for this award are not really “new” anymore.  When looking at these artists, Meghan Trainor stood out to me the most.  Title was a great debut album and she is generally just a likable person.  I think the voters will agree. However, Tori Kelly is a close second.

As for some of the other categories…

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Ship To Wreck” by Florence & The Machine

“Sugar” by Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars (Winner)

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

Best Dance Recording

“We’re All We Need” by Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston

“Go” by the Chemical Brothers

“Never Catch Me” by Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis (Winner)

“Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best Rock Performance

“Don’t Wanna Fight” by Alabama Shakes

“What Kind Of Man” by Florence & The Machine

“Something From Nothing” by Foo Fighters (Winner)

“Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King

“Moaning Lisa Smile” by Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album

Sound & Color by Alabama Shakes (Winner)

Vulnicura by Björk

The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket

Currents by Tame Impala

Star Wars by Wilco

Best Rap Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole

Compton by Dr. Dre

If Youre Reading This Its Too Late by Drake

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (Winner)

The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Ego Death by the Internet

You Should Be Here by Kehlani

Blood by Lianne La Havas

Wildheart by Miguel

Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd (Winner)

Best Country Album

Montevallo by Sam Hunt

Pain Killer by Little Big Town

The Blade by Ashley Monroe

Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves

Traveller by Chris Stapleton (Winner)

The best part about making these kinds of predictions is that they will most likely be totally wrong and someone you would never have expected will win the awards.  There was a lot of tough categories this year so I could see some of them going either way.  (Yeah, looking at the Best Rap Album was a doozy)  It’s going to be a fun night and I am pretty confident in one prediction: there’s going to be a lot of happy fans and mad fans.

The Grammys 2015: Wrap-Up

grammysIf you watched the Grammys last night, you probably heard the phrase “Grammy Moment” over and over again.  It was the main theme of the night.  “So and so is going to make a Grammy moment.”  “Don’t miss the Grammy moment, coming up next!”  The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place last night, and there were indeed a lot of moments…some more memorable then others.

Right off the bat, the award for Best New Artist, which was presented by Taylor Swift, was given to Sam Smith.  This surprised me a lot, considering the fact that Iggy Azalea was in the category as well.  (Although I really wouldn’t call her “new”)  This was the start of two new trends for the night.  Iggy, who was nominated for four awards, took home a big zero.  On the other hand, Sam Smith cleaned house with a grand total of four Grammy’s, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album, in addition to his New Artist award.  This was a big night for the emotional Sam Smith, who accepted the awards with a lot of gratitude.

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Other notable award winners included Beck for Album of the Year for Morning Phase.  This was by far my biggest surprise.  Beck had a pretty successful and critically acclaimed album, but I didn’t think there was that much buzz around his album, especially compared to the other nominees in the category.  Kanye West must have thought the same thing, as he almost performed “I ’ma Let You Finish” Part 2.  Luckily, he refrained from interrupting Beck, but it was still one of my favorite moments from the night.  Others didn’t find it funny, calling Kanye a jerk.  This is true in a sense, but I don’t think Kanye did anything wrong last night…besides his later comments about Beck and his win.  Anyway…

Other award winners include Pharrell Williams for Best Pop Solo Performance for his song “Happy” and Beyonce for Best R&B Performance for her song “Drunk In Love” with her hubby Jay Z.  One surprising omission from the show was the absence of the Hip-Hop and Rap awards being presented live.  All of the awards for these categories were announced before the live show…for reasons I can’t really explain.  Either way, Eminem won Best Rap Album for The Marshal Mathers LP2 and Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Performance for “I”.  There were a lot more awards that were left out of the picture during the live show, with only nine awards being given out at the big show.  The awards were three hours long and only nine were actually given out?  That only means one thing…performances.

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So how were the performances?

Well, there were so much that host LL Cool J had to skip his normal comedic (that term used lightly) monologue in order to make room for the plethora of artists that made the stage.  This year there were twenty three performances, kicked off by the rock legends AC/DC with “Rock or Bust” and “Highway to Hell.”  It was a strong start to the show, and it probably had a lot of people confused as to why they were even up there.  Then things started to go downhill…

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We got some love songs from Ariana Grande and the duo of Jessie J and Tom Jones.  The two performances were alright, but they were nothing special.  We then got a rather forgettable performance from Miranda Lambert who sung “Little Red Wagon.”  Surprising to most, Kanye West picked things up a bit with his minimalist act of “Only One.”  It was then Madonna who gave a weird and often times uncomfortable performance of “Living for Love.”

There was then a long string of unmemorable performances that just didn’t make an impression on me.  Pharrell Williams however, gave a cinematic and epic performance of “Happy”, debuting a new elevator boy hat.  I hope the tradition continues every year.  Katy Perry, after a talk about domestic violence, gave a somber, yet dazzling performance of “By the Grace of God”, which was one of the standouts of the night.  One of the other standouts was the much anticipated performance of “FourFiveSeconds” by the trio of Sir Paul McCartney, Rihanna, and Kanye West.  It was an upbeat live showing of a song that just doesn’t get old.  They three had fun with it.

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The show closed with two final performances from Beyonce and John Legend, featuring rapper Common.  Beyonce performed an angelic version of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”  It was a powerful performance that further cemented Beyonce’s status of dominance in music.  As an encore of sorts, John Legend and Common performed the Oscar nominated “Glory” from the Oscar recognized Selma.  It was another epic performance, complete with instrumentals and a full choir.  The Grammys started strong and ended strong…but had a ton of rough patches in between held up by the occasional memorable performance.

The Grammys weren’t what I thought they were going to be this year.  They were kind of a let down.  Yes, some very talented musicians took home there well deserved awards, but I kind of wished there were more awards, instead of the performances that were just thrown in there to fatten up the runtime.  Half of the performances could have been cut out, leaving room for more awards and what ever else they could have come up with.  It was a big night for music, no doubt…but it could have been bigger.

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Here were some of the winners from the night…

Record of the Year

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Song of the Year

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” [Darkchild Version]

Album of the Year

Beck – “Morning Phase”

Best New Artist

Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album

Sam Smith – “In The Lonely Hour”

Best Rock Album

Beck – “Morning Phase”

Best Rap Album

Eminem – “The Marshal Mathers LP2”

Best Country Album

Miranda Lambert – “Platinum”

Best R&B Performance

Beyonce ft. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

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Now, what about my predictions?  Well…here’s how I did…

Record of the Year

I predicted… “Shake If Off” by Taylor Swift

Actual winner: “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

Album of the Year

I predicted… In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith

Actual winner: Morning Phase by Beck

Song of the Year

I predicted… “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Actual winner: “Stay With Me” [Darkchild Version] by Sam Smith

Best New Artist

I predicted… Iggy Azalea

Actual winner: Sam Smith

Best Pop Vocal Album

I predicted… Prism by Katy Perry

Actual winner: In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith

Best Dance/Electronic Album

I predicted… While (1>2) by Deadmau5

Actual winner: Syro by Aphex Twin

Best R&B Performance

I predicted… “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay Z

Actual winner: “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay Z

Best Urban Contemporary Album

I predicted… Beyonce by Beyonce

Actual winner: Beyonce by Beyonce

Best Rap Song

I predicted… “I” by Kendrick Lamar

Actual winner: “I” by Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album

I predicted… The Marshal Mathers LP2 by Eminem

Actual winner: The Marshal Mathers LP2 by Eminem

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Basically, I didn’t do so well.  I knew Sam Smith was going to win some awards, but I wasn’t expecting him to take the show.  I also expected Taylor Swift to take his place with the top song categories.  Obviously that didn’t pan out.  As for the Rap categories, I did alright.  I also did a good job with predicting Beyonce to win big as well.  I could have done better, but I went with the popular route.  I should have known better…

2015 Grammy Awards Predictions

The lists are out and the nominees have been announced!  There looks to be a lot of tough races in some of the categories.  It’s going to be interesting once it all goes down on February 8th.  Now, it’s time for me to make my semi-educational guesses as to who will take home the big awards…

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-“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX

-“Chandelier” by Sia

-“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith

-“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift (WINNER)

-“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

This was one of the tougher categories to choose.  The favorites are probably “Fancy”, “Shake It Off”, and “All About That Bass”.  However, I think Taylor Swift will be the lucky lady that takes home the award.

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Morning Phase by Beck

Beyonce by Beyonce

by Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith  (WINNER)

Girl by Pharrell Williams

This was probably the toughest category for me to choose.  All of the albums that were nominated have an extremely likely chance of getting the award, however I thought that Sam Smith had a hell of a year and his album might sit well with the board of judges.   I guess we will have to wait and see.


-“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

-“Chandelier” by Sia

-“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift  (WINNER)

-“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith

-“Take Me To Church” by Hozier

“Shake It Off” was the song that got in your head every time you listened to it, no matter if you liked Taylor Swift or not.  It’s a catchy tune that served as one of the standout tracks on her album 1989.  I am going to go ahead and say that the award will be in Taylor Swift’s hands by the end of the night.

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-Iggy Azalea  (WINNER)


-Brandy Clark


-Sam Smith

Iggy Azalea has had a busy year.  She’s been on many hit singles and she has put out a hit album as well.  She also has come under a ton of fire from some of her hip-hop superiors.  Don’t forget about her night at the American Music Awards as well, where she took home all the awards for the hip-hop category.  She has handled herself really well through all of this, and that is why I think she is the best new artist of the year.  However, Sam Smith would make a good choice as well.

And now for some of the other categories that interest me…


Ghost Stories by Coldplay

Bangerz by Miley Cyrus

My Everything by Ariana Grande

Prism by Katy Perry  (WINNER)

by Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith


Syro by Aphex Twin

While (1>2) by Deadmau5  (WINNER)

Nabuma Rubberband by Little Dragon

Do It Again by Royksopp & Robyn

Damage Control by Mat Zo


-“Drunk In Love” by Beyonce feat. Jay Z  (WINNER)

-“New Flame” by Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross

-“It’s Your World” by Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly

-“Like This” by Ledisi

-“Good Kisser” by Usher


Sail Out by Jhene Aiko

Beyonce by Beyonce  (WINNER)

X by Chris Brown

Mali Is… by Mali Music

Girl by Pharrell Williams

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-“Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj

-“Bound 2” by Kanye West

-“I” by Kendrick Lamar  (WINNER)

-“We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa

-“0 to 100/The Catch Up” by Drake

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The New Classic by Iggy Azalea

Because The Internet by Childish Gambino

-Nobody’s Smiling by Common

The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem  (WINNER)

Oxymoron by Schoolboy Q

Blacc Hollywood by Wiz Khalifa

*Side Note: This category should be interesting given all of the controversy and words that have been exchanged between Iggy and Eminem.

With that, my predictions have been made for the big categories as well as the categories that interest me the most.  Now we will have to wait till February 8th to see whether or not I was right about these choices, or a complete idiot.  Probably the latter, but I like to think that I am better than that.



The Grammy Awards: My Predictions

It’s that time of year again.  It’s the Grammy’s, dubbed music’s biggest night.  Just like previous years, the competition looks pretty fierce.  Some artists will get lucky, while others will be locked out of heaven.  The anticipation for Sunday night is getting radioactive as the lines are getting blurred on who will win.  It will be royal.  Sorry, that was a lame attempt at using the record of the year nominees.  Anyway, on to my predictions…

(Bold lettering denotes my winners)

*I included all of the major categories and/or the ones that matter the most to me.  Obviously there are a lot more categories that I am not mentioning.

Record of the Year

*Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)get lucky

*Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

*Royals – Lorde

*Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)

Album of the Year

*The Blessed Unrest – Sara Bareillesthe blessed unrest

*Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

*Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar

*The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Red – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

*Just Give Me A Reason – Jeff Bhasher, Pink and Nate Ruesssame love

*Locked out of Heaven – Ari Levine, Philip Lawerence and Bruno Mars

*Roar – Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry and Henry Walter

*Royals – Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Conner

*Same Love – Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert and Ryan Lewis

Best New Artist

*James Blakekendrick lamar

*Kendrick Lamar

*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Kacey Musgraves

*Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

*Brave – Sara Bareillesroar

*Royals – Lorde

*When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

*Roar – Katy Perry

*Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

*Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)stay

*Just Give Me A Reason – Pink (feat. Nate Ruess)

*Stay – Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)

*Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay-Z)

Best Pop Vocal Album

*Paradise – Lana Del Ray2020 experience

*Pure Heroine – Lorde

*Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

*Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

*The 20/20 Experience -The Complete Experience  – Justin Timberlake

Best Dance/Electronica Album

*Random Access Memories – Daft PunkRandom-Access-Memories

*Settle – Disclosure

*18 Months – Calvin Harris

*Atmosphere – Kaskade

*A Color Map of the Sun – Pretty Lights

Best Rock Album

*13 – Black Sabbaththe next day

*The Next Day – David Bowie

*Mechanical Bull – Kings of Leon

*Celebration Day – Led Zepplin

*…Like Clockwork – Queens of the Stone Age

*Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album

*The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You – Neko Casevampire weekend

*Trouble Will Find Me – The National

*Hesitation Marks – Nine Inch Nails

*Lonerism – Tame Impala

*Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

*Power Trip – J. Cole (feat. Miguel)holy grail

*Part II (On the Run) – Jay-Z (feat. Beyonce)

*Holy Grail – Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake)

*Now or Never – Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige)

*Remember You – Wiz Khalifa (feat. The Weeknd)

Best Rap Song

*F**kin Problems – A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar)kanye

*Holy Grail – Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake)

*New Slaves – Kanye West

*Started from the Bottom – Drake

*Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)

Best Rap Album

*Nothing Was the Same – Drakeyeezus

*Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay-Z

*Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City – Kendrick Lamar

*The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

*Yeezus – Kanye West

Best Performance on the Grammys

(I know this is not a category, I just feel like picking who is going to have the best/most talked about performance on the Grammys on Sunday.  Since there are so many, I will pick 4 winners.)

*Beyonce and Jay-Zbeyonce and jay z

*Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert

*Bruno Mars

*Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams & Stevie Wonder

*Hunter Hayes

*Imagine Dragons

*John Legend

*Juicy J

*Kacey Musgraves

*Katy Perry

*Keith Urban

*Kendrick Lamar


*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


*Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton

*Metallica and Lang Lang

*Paul McCartney and Ringo StarriHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 2 - Show

*Pink and Nate Ruess

*Robin Thicke and Chicago

*Sara Bareilles and Carole King

*Taylor Swift

*Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue