Albums to Adore: 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Predictions
Posted on February 11, 2016
Guest blog post by Benji Katz.
The 2016 GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, so here’s a look at who may be taking home the golden gramophones on Monday night (February 15th).
Record of the Year
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – track from the album “Uptown Special“
Song of the Year
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift – track from the album “1989“
The Hook that Grabbed the GRAMMY: There is no possible way that pop sensation Taylor Swift goes home empty handed on award night, no matter what Kanye West has to say about it. With “Blank Space” Swift once again proves her longevity on the Billboard Hot 100, displaying an uncanny ability to craft pop melodies that a generation of teenagers and even adults will hum along to for years to come. Check out the tune, Blank Space, via Hoopla.
Album of the Year
“Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes
The Hook that Grabbed the GRAMMY: The sassy southern rockers, Alabama Shakes are no strangers to award season, having earned 3 GRAMMY nominations for their debut album, Boys & Girls. With their second studio album, Sound & Color, the band ascends to new heights with an edgier and more ambient sound. In the past, they have been acclaimed for hearkening back to the soulful sounds of Janis Joplin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. While they still maintain the same nostalgic roots rock grit in their approach, the band’s willingness to experiment and innovate gets them the nod for Album of the Year in a close race over Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Check out the album, Sound & Color, via Hoopla.
For a complete list of the 2016 GRAMMY Awards nominees, visit GRAMMY.com/nominees.
If your musical hunger isn’t satisfied by the winner’s circle … explore Hoopla to feed your need for new music, then be on the lookout for the artists featured below on GRAMMY night. If you like what you hear, check out the album from your local Library.
About Benji Katz:
Benji is a senior at Bowling Green State University, pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He enjoys reading poetry, studying history as well as listening to and playing music in genres ranging from Jazz to Rap to Rock n’ Roll.
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