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    The 51st Grammy Awards

    This is a 51st Annual Grammy Awards thread.

    Here are some of the big categories and their respective nominations.
    (NOTE: If you're musically one-sided and only care about rock and metal, please scroll to red text. Thanks!)

    Record Of The Year
    (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

    * Chasing Pavements
    Adele

    * Viva La Vida
    Coldplay

    * Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis

    * Paper Planes
    M.I.A

    * Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

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    Album Of The Year
    (Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

    * Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay

    * Tha Carter III
    Lil Wayne

    * Year Of The Gentleman
    Ne-Yo

    * Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    * In Rainbows
    Radiohead

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    Song Of The Year
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    * American Boy
    William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
    Track from: Shine

    * Chasing Pavements
    Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)

    * I'm Yours
    Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)

    * Love Song
    Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)

    * Viva La Vida
    Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

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    Best New Artist
    (For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

    * Adele

    * Duffy

    * Jonas Brothers

    * Lady Antebellum

    * Jazmine Sullivan

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    Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Chasing Pavements
    Adele

    * Love Song
    Sara Bareilles

    * Mercy
    Duffy

    * Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis

    * I Kissed A Girl
    Katy Perry

    * So What
    Pink

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    Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * All Summer Long
    Kid Rock

    * Say
    John Mayer

    * That Was Me
    Paul McCartney

    * I'm Yours
    Jason Mraz

    * Closer
    Ne-Yo

    * Wichita Lineman
    James Taylor

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    Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
    (For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Viva La Vida
    Coldplay

    * Waiting In The Weeds
    Eagles

    * Going On
    Gnarls Barkley

    * Won't Go Home Without You
    Maroon 5

    * Apologize
    OneRepublic

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    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

    (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Lesson Learned
    Alicia Keys & John Mayer

    * 4 Minutes
    Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

    * Rich Woman
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    * If I Never See Your Face Again
    Rihanna & Maroon 5

    * No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

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    Best Pop Vocal Album
    (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

    * Detours
    Sheryl Crow

    * Rockferry
    Duffy

    * Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles

    * Spirit
    Leona Lewis

    * Covers
    James Taylor

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    Best Dance Recording
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

    * Harder Better Faster Stronger
    Daft Punk

    * Ready For The Floor
    Hot Chip

    * Just Dance
    Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis

    * Give It 2 Me
    Madonna

    * Disturbia
    Rihanna

    * Black & Gold
    Sam Sparro

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    Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Gravity
    John Mayer

    * I Saw Her Standing There
    Paul McCartney

    * Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Bruce Springsteen

    * Rise
    Eddie Vedder

    * No Hidden Path
    Neil Young

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    Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
    (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Rock N Roll Train
    AC/DC

    * Violet Hill
    Coldplay

    * Long Road Out Of Eden
    Eagles

    * Sex On Fire
    Kings Of Leon

    * House Of Cards
    Radiohead

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    Best Hard Rock Performance
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Inside The Fire
    Disturbed

    * Visions
    Judas Priest

    * Wax Simulacra
    The Mars Volta

    * Saints Of Los Angeles
    Mötley Crüe

    * Lords Of Salem
    Rob Zombie

    Best Metal Performance
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Heroes Of Our Time
    DragonForce

    * Nostradamus
    Judas Priest

    * My Apocalypse
    Metallica

    * Under My Thumb
    Ministry

    * Psychosocial
    Slipknot

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    Best Rock Album
    (Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

    * Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Coldplay

    * Rock N Roll Jesus
    Kid Rock

    * Only By The Night
    Kings Of Leon

    * Death Magnetic
    Metallica

    * Consolers Of The Lonely
    The Raconteurs


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    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Me, Myself And I
    Beyoncé

    * Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole

    * Spotlight
    Jennifer Hudson

    * Superwoman
    Alicia Keys

    * Need U Bad
    Jazmine Sullivan

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    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * You're The Only One
    Eric Benét

    * Take You Down
    Chris Brown

    * Miss Independent
    Ne-Yo

    * Can't Help But Wait
    Trey Songz

    * Here I Stand
    Usher

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    Best R&B Song
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Bust Your Windows
    Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)

    * Customer
    I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & Johnnie Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)

    * Heaven Sent
    Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)

    * Miss Independent
    Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)

    * Spotlight
    Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

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    Best Rap Solo Performance
    (For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...
    Jay-Z

    * A Milli
    Lil Wayne

    * Paris, Tokyo
    Lupe Fiasco

    * N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)
    Nas

    * Sexual Eruption
    Snoop Dogg


    THOUGHTS?
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    Thoughts?

    Kid Rock is on that list. Twice.

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    Record Of The Year: Viva La Vida/Bleeding Love most likely
    Album Of The Year: Tha Carter III
    Song Of The Year: American Boy/Viva La Vida
    Best New Artist: Duffy (although Jo Bros will probably win it)
    Best Female Pop Performance: Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis/I Kissed A Girl- Katy Perry
    Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
    Best Male Pop Performance: Closer- Ne-Yo
    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: 4 Minutes Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
    Best Pop Vocal Album: Leona Lewis
    Best Dance Recording: Disturbia- Rihanna
    Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Springsteen
    Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: Violet Hill Coldplay
    Best Hard Rock Performance: Disturbed
    Best Metal Performance: Metallica
    Best Rock Album: Death Magnetic/Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Beyonce
    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Chris Brown/Ne-Yo
    Best R&B Song: Ne-Yo
    Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil Wayne

    Overall award show should be good, shame my boy Kanye isn't up there.

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    Thoughts: an aging Metallica, while nothing of their former selves, can still be better than all the other metal on the list. I think that says something about today's rock music. :|

    And wait...In Rainbows was 2008?

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    It took SEVEN people to write Estelle's song "American Boy."
    .....HAHAHAHAHAH.

    And, let's just be brutally honest. The Jonas Brothers? Really?
    As much as I've explicitly fantasized about the Jonas Brothers, THEIR MUSIC IS NO DICE. Them being nominated for Best New Artist stings. Lady Gaga or Sara Bareilles should be there.

    ...more thoughts/opinions/predictions to come

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    Alright, only picked a few



    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post


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    Album Of The Year
    (Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)



    * Tha Carter III
    Lil Wayne
    No one has sold more albums then he did for this album. Do i like him as an artist? No but this album was on point


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    Song Of The Year
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    * I'm Yours
    Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
    Beautiful song. Well written and sung. Love singer/song writers.



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    Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)


    * Love Song
    Sara Bareilles
    Brilliant song, wouldve gotten my vote for song of the year but 'Im Yours' is just a notch hirer. Again love Singer/Song writers.

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    Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)


    * Closer
    Ne-Yo
    Key word here is 'pop' which is why Jason Mraz doesnt get my vote.
    Also Neyo is just a genius when it comes to writing a hit. The man has wrote a hit record for almost everyone in the industry.

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    Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
    (For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



    * Apologize
    OneRepublic
    Always loved this one



    Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals[/B]
    (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    Song has meaning to me, hence why i pick it xD


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    Best Dance Recording
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)


    * Just Dance
    Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis
    Thats my bitch right there...LOVE HER
    And her vocals are AWESOME live, she has a very unique style and i know she will be around for a while.


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    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



    * Superwoman
    Alicia Keys
    If Alicia doesnt win this i will throw a Kanye

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    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)



    * Miss Independent
    Ne-Yo
    Again the man is unstoppable right now.


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    Best Rap Solo Performance
    (For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    * Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...
    Jay-Z
    Key word 'performance'. No one can bring a house down like Jigga can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    It took SEVEN people to write Estelle's song "American Boy."
    .....HAHAHAHAHAH.

    And, let's just be brutally honest. The Jonas Brothers? Really?
    As much as I've explicitly fantasized about the Jonas Brothers, THEIR MUSIC IS NO DICE. Them being nominated for Best New Artist stings. Lady Gaga or Sara Bareilles should be there.

    ...more thoughts/opinions/predictions to come
    Agreed, there are people more deserving for new artist, I can't stand the Jonas Brothers but I have a strong feeling they will win that. Gaga winning it would be ok by me.

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