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My Prediction and Choice Winners for Grammy Awards 2016 (Best New Artist and Song of the Year)

Grammy Awards 2016 is approaching and in few hours, the winners will be announced. For artists and musicians, Grammy is the most prestigious award giving body in music industry. It will be held February 19, 2016 in the US, while here in the Philippines, it will be Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, I am making a prediction and my choice of winner in this two major categories such as Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Real winners were determined through the votes of Grammy panel.

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett– She is an indie rock singer from Australia known for her album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit”.
James Bay– He is a British rock singer who scored a UK number one album “Chaos and the Calm” and the hit song “Hold Back the River”.
Sam Hunt– He is a country singer who had a platinum album “Montevallo”, and a number of top 30 platinum hits.
Tori Kelly– She is a pop singer who had a Billboard number two album “Unbreakable Smile”.
Meghan Trainor– She had a number album “Title” and scored hot singles worldwide. In fact, she is the most popular among the nominations list and already nominated in Grammys last year.
Choice: Meghan Trainor, for scoring a number of hits and great songs.
Prediction: James Bay, since Grammys has been unpredictable with decision and this singer is undeniably talented.

Song of the Year

“Alright” by Kendrick Lamar
One of Kendrick Lamar’s recordbreaking 11nominations, this song was co-written by Lamar along with others. It had a Billboard number 81 peak.
“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
One of the biggest singles last 2015, it had peaked at number 1 in Billboard Hot 100, and high chart positions globally. Taylor Swift co-wrote this song with Max Martin and Shellback.
“Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
The only country song nominated in this category, the song went to number 18 in Hot 100.
“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
This is among the biggest singles worldwide in 2015 for reaching number one. It was co-written by Puth and Khalifa.
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
It became one of the biggest hits of 2015, this ballad was also co-written by Sheeran.
Choice: “Thinking Out Loud”, it is one of my favorite songs and being a fan of Ed Sheeran.
Prediction“Alright”, Grammy prefer non-popular songs. Also, Kendrick Lamar has the most number of nominations.

Credits to Wikipedia / Billboard / Grammy

Yearend Special: Top Rock Songs of 2015

Here are the top 10 rock hits of 2015 in no particular order:

Fall Out Boy- Centuries
This is such a different sound as I found this an epic rock song. It was multi-platinum in the US when it cracked the top 10.

Florence & the Machine- What Kind of Man
With Florence Welch’s haunting voice, this indie pop and rock tune was top 10 rock hit and top 40 in official charts worldwide.

Hozier- Take Me to Church
This controversial song hit the Grammys this year and became a multi-platinum succes worldwide after breaking the top globally.

WALK THE MOON- Shut Up and Dance
I love this danceable rock tune with 1980s vibe and a testament of its succes happened when it broke the top 10 in many charts all over the globe.

Fall Out Boy- Uma Thurman
The song had used name-dropped the actress’ name in this lovely rock top 40 hit.

Imagine Dragons- I Bet My Life
It was a light folk rock song that became a top 40 hit. This is my favorite song from their album too.

Mumford and Sons- Believe
Going alternative, when I first heard this song, the 2000s Coldplay came to my mind. It was a good effort and worth to listen to. It also hit the top 40 in official countdown and rock top 10 charts.

Elle King- Ex’s and Ohs
After being released last year, the song finally hit the top 10. The song was from actor Rob Schneider’s daughter which I never expected she wa his child.

Sheppard- Geronimo
This song was just catchy when I first heard it. It’s like the 1980s rock and indie rock and pop was infused into a good song. It was considered a certified hit.

James Bay- Hold Back the River
The British singer have such a unique voice and I heard it in this great pop rock tune. It was big hit in many territories which included his hometown UK.