Grammy predictions 2011: Who will win, who should win, who got shafted

Feb 13 2011 - 4:04am

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U.S. musician Bruno Mars performs an intimate gig onstage at the Cafe de Paris last month in London. He has been nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, airing tonight on KUTV Channel 2.
The Associated Press
U.S. musician Bruno Mars performs an intimate gig onstage at the Cafe de Paris last month in London. He has been nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, airing tonight on KUTV Channel 2.

The Grammy Awards will hold their 53rd annual shindig at 7 p.m. to-day on KUTV Channel 2.

To get primed for the telecast, we play the perilous game of predicting how the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will honor "artistic excellence," and point out the even more excellent music it overlooked (remember, only recordings released from Sept. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30, 2010, are eligible).

* Album of the Year

Nominees:

"The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

"Recovery," Eminem

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

"Teenage Dream," Katy Perry

Who will win: "Recovery," Eminem

Who should win: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

Who got shafted: "The ArchAndroid," Janelle Monae

* Record of the Year

Nominees:

"Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

"Love the Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna

"Forget You," Cee Lo Green

"Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Who will win: "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Who should win: "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Who got shafted: "Albatross," Besnard Lakes

* Song of the Year

Nominees:

"Beg Steal or Borrow," Ray LaMontagne,

"Forget You," Cee Lo Green

"The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert

"Love the Way You Lie," Eminem featuring Rihanna

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Who will win: "Love the Way You Lie," Eminem featuring Rihanna

Who should win: "Forget You," Cee Lo Green

Who got shafted: "Madder Red," Yeasayer

* Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Who will win: Drake

Who should win: Esperanza Spalding

Who got shafted: Janelle Monae

* Best Pop Vocal Album

Nominees:

"My World 2.0," Justin Bieber

"I Dreamed a Dream," Susan Boyle

"The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

"Battle Studies," John Mayer

"Teenage Dream," Katy Perry

Who will win: "Battle Studies," John Mayer

Who should win: "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

Who got shafted: "Body Talk 1," Robyn

* Best Rock Album

Nominees:

"Emotion and Commotion," Jeff Beck

"The Resistance," Muse

"Backspacer," Pearl Jam

"Mojo," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Le Noise," Neil Young

Who will win: "The Resistance," Muse

Who should win: "Le Noise," Neil Young

Who got shafted: "The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night," Besnard Lakes

* Best R&B Album

Nominees:

"The Love and War Masterpeace," Raheem DeVaughn

"Back to Me," Fantasia

"Another Round," Jaheim

"Wake Up!" John Legend and the Roots

"Still Standing," Monica

Who will win: "Wake Up!" John Legend and the Roots

Who should win: "Wake Up!" John Legend and the Roots

Who got shafted: "New Amerykah Part Two," Erykah Badu

* Best Rap Album

Nominees:

"The Adventures of Bobby Ray," B.o.B.

"Thank Me Later," Drake

"Recovery," Eminem

"The Blueprint 3," Jay-Z

"How I Got Over," the Roots

Who will win: "Recovery," Eminem

Who should win: "How I Got Over," the Roots

Who got shafted: "A Badly Broken Code," Dessa

* Best Country Album

Nominees:

"Up on the Ridge," Dierks Bentley

"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

"The Guitar Song," Jamey Johnson

"Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

"Revolution," Miranda Lambert

Who will win: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Who should win: "The Guitar Song," Jamey Johnson

Who got shafted: "The List," Rosanne Cash

* Best Alternative Music Album

Nominees:

"The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

"Infinite Arms," Band of Horses

"Brothers," the Black Keys

"Broken Bells," Broken Bells

"Contra," Vampire Weekend

Who will win: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

Who should win: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

Who got shafted: "This is Happening," LCD Soundsystem

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