YP's prediction for Grammy results

YP's prediction for Grammy results

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards take place Monday (HK time), so we asked the YP musos for their predictions!


Web editor Leon Lee thinks Beyonce's selt-titled album will take home Album of the Year.
Web editor Leon Lee thinks Beyonce's selt-titled album will take home Album of the Year.

Record of the Year

I don't really care what wins for Record of the Year, as long as it's not Fancy by Iggy Azalea. Why? Because that song is terrible. Let's be clear, there's a difference between talking and rapping, and Azalea just blabs her way through this three-minute snooze-fest.

Sam Gusway

Results: It's okay, Sam. Sam Smith's Stay With Me snagged the coveted award.

Album of the Year

What a great selection to choose from for this year's Album of the Year. Nobody would complain if any of the five albums won. With a selection ranging from Beck's great Morning Phase, and Ed Sheeran's splendid X, to Sam Smith's soulful debut In The Lonely Hour and Pharrell Williams' Girl, which made listeners around the world happy, it's a tight race. But in the end, Mrs Carter will take home the prize for Beyoncé.

Leon Lee

Results: Maybe next year for Mrs Carter. This year the honour goes to Beck's Morning Phase.

Song of the Year

The world has fallen in love with British crooner Sam Smith, and it looks like he's set to win the Song of the Year award for Stay With Me. The problem is, that wasn't even the best track off Smith's excellent debut In the Lonely Hour; that honour has surely got to go to I'm Not the Only One. Of the other nominees, T-Swift's Shake It Off and Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass were fun, but not exactly classics. The only deserving winner is Sia's pop epic Chandelier - it's catchy, it's dark and it's totally memorable.

David Bartram

Results: Sia is left hanging like a chandelier while Sam Smith takes homes another award for Stay With Me.

An award might cheer Sam Smith up a bit.

Best New Artist

If Iggy wins, there will be absolute uproar; seeing as a white (male) rapper won last year, she shouldn't even get a look-in. Haim have been around for years, so, as much as I love their rock-tinged pop sound, I'm a little confused as to how they can be nominated for the award; the same goes for Bastille (although Pompeii is crazy addictive). A country act last won the honour in 2010, so Brandy Clark is in with a shot, but really, given how few solo male artists have won the award throughout the Grammys' history, and more importantly how many people have rightly fallen for his blue-eyed soul, this one has to go to Sam Smith.

Karly Cox

Results: Woohoo! Karly was right!

Best Rap Album

It was a great year for rap music - not that you'd guess it from the Grammy nominations. The Academy always has terrible nominations for this category. Just last year they gave the gong to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' novelty record instead of Kendrick Lamar. And this year they've overlooked Future's excellent Honest and, unforgivably, Killer Mike and El-P's era-defining Run the Jewels 2, in favour of (yawn) Eminem and Iggy Azalea. Who's going to win? Who cares?

David Bartram

Results: Not that Dave cares, but Eminem won.

Music video

This year's picks range from the weird (DJ Snake's Turn Down For What) to the powerful (Arcade Fire's We Exist). Although Spider-Man aka Andrew Garfield shows off some nice dance moves in We Exist, it's the expressive dancing of 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler in Sia's Chandelier that will steal the prize. The music video hasn't been parodied by all those people for nothing.

Leon Lee

Results: Sorry, Leon. At least Pharrell Williams should be happy to take home this award for ... erm ... Happy.

James Brown is also known as the "Godfather of Soul".

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Disney has always had a strong showing in this category, and even though Frozen has been a phenomenon all around the world, they've got stiff competition this year. Guardians of The Galaxy topped the charts with its Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a collection of good-time tunes from the '60s and '70s. However, I think that nostalgia will be trumped by Get on Up: The James Brown Story. This tribute to the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business" will take the award so it can introduce a new audience to the musical legend that influenced pretty much all of today's hip hop and RnB stars.

Sam Gusway

Results: Good try, Sam. Disney magic prevails, and the award went to Frozen!

Best pop duo/group performance

I'm not a massive fan of any of these three artists individually, but combined, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj sing and rap over old-school horns and one of the most irresistible beats of the year. More memorable than the other four songs combined.

Karly Cox

Results: It's okay, Karly. Maybe the three ladies of pop can co-write another hit about losing to Say Something by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera

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