7 Feb 2013

The 55th Grammy Awards are almost here

They call it music's biggest night. It's definitely an exciting event and this year, with three new categories, 81 golden gramophones are being awarded next Sunday, February 10th.

Here's a list of some nominees and *my bets for the winners of the 55th Grammy Awards. (In such a big year for the Grammys they failed big with this awful poster.)

Album of the Year/Álbum do Ano 
El Camino, The Black Keys; Some Nights, Fun; Babel; Mumford & Sons; Channel Orange, Frank Ocean; *Blunderbuss, Jack White

(I'm rooting for Jack White's Blunderbuss but Frank Ocean has been pointed out by many as having the best album of 2012, so I'm in doubt./Estou a torcer pelo Blunderbuss do Jack White mas com tantas nomeações do disco de Frank Ocean como o melhor álbum de 2012, não sei o que vai a Recording Academy decidir.)

Record of the Year/Gravação do Ano
'Lonely Boy', The Black Keys; 'Stronger', Kelly Clarkson; 'We Are Young', Fun. feat. Janelle Monae; *'Somebody That I Used to Know', Gotye feat. Kimbra; 'Thinkin Bout You', Frank Ocean; 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Taylor Swift

(This one can either way - the Academy can decide to go pop with the Record of the Year and in that case it's definitely going to be 'Somebody That I Used to Know', or they can take it to the alternative side and give the award to The Black Keys./Este prémio pode resultar em duas escolhas - se a Academia decidir levá-lo para os êxitos pop do ano, o vencedor será o já esgotado 'Somebody That I Used to Know'; se a escolha permitir gostos menos óbvios, serão os The Black Keys a receber o galardão.)

Best New Artist/Melhor Artista Revelação 

Alabama Shakes; Fun.; Hunter Hayes; The Lumineers; *Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album/Melhor Álbum Vocal Pop
Stronger, Kelly Clarkson; *Ceremonials, Florence and the Machine; Some Nights, Fun.; Overexposed, Maroon 5; The Truth About Love, Pink

Song of the Year/Canção do Ano
'The A Team', Ed Sheeran; 'Adorn', Miguel; 'Call Me Maybe', Carly Rae Jepsen; 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)', Kelly Clarkson; *'We Are Young', Fun. 

(If it is 'Call Me Maybe' I'm tuning out./Se for a 'Call Me Maybe' desligo na hora.)
Best Pop Solo Performance/Melhor Performance Pop a Solo
*'Set Fire to the Rain (Live)', Adele; 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)', Kelly Clarkson; 'Call Me Maybe', Carly Rae Jepsen; 'Wide Awake', Katy Perry; 'Where Have You Been', Rihanna

(After last year, it's obvious she's coming back for more./Depois da razia do ano passado, é claro que ela quer mais.)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance//Melhor Performance Pop em Dupla ou Grupo 

'Shake It Out', Florence and the Machine; *'We Are Young', Fun.; 'Somebody That I Used to Know', Gotye feat. Kimbra; 'Sexy and I Know It', LMFAO; 'Payphone', Maroon 5

Best Dance Recording/Melhor Canção de Dança 'Levels', Avicii; 'Let's Go', Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo; *'Bangarang', Skrillex feat. Sirah; 'Don't You Worry Child', Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin; 'I Can't Live Without You', Al Walser 

Best Rock Performance/Melhor Performance Rock 
'Hold On', Alabama Shakes; 'Lonely Boy', The Black Keys; 'Charlie Brown', Coldplay; 'I Will Wait', Mumford & Sons; *'We Take Care of Our Own', Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Song/Melhor Canção Rock 

'Freedom at 21', Jack White; 'I Will Wait', Mumford & Sons; 'Lonely Boy', The Black Keys; *'Madness', Muse; 'We Take Care of Our Own', Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album/Melhor Álbum Rock
El Camino, The Black Keys; The 2nd Law, Muse; Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay; Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen; *Blunderbuss, Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album/Melhor Álbum Alternativo
*The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple; Biophilia, Bjork; Making Mirrors, Gotye; Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, M83; Bad As Me, Tom Waits

Best Urban Contemporary Album/Melhor Álbum Contemporâneo Urbano 
Fortune; Chris Brown; Kaleidoscope Dream; Miguel; *Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration/Melhor Colaboração Rap
'Wild Ones', Flo Rida feat. Sia; 'No Church in the Wild', Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream; 'Tonight (Best You Ever Had)', John Legend feat. Ludacris; '*Cherry Wine', Nas feat. Amy Whinehouse; 'Talk That Talk', Rihanna feat. Jay-Z

Best Country Song/Melhor Canção Country
'Blown Away', Carrie Underwood; 'Cost of Livin'', Ronnie Dunn; *'Even If It Breaks Your Heart', Eli Young Band; 'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore', Alan Jackson; 'Springsteen', Eric Church

Best Americana Album/Melhor Álbum Americana

The Carpenter, The Avett Brothers; From the Ground Up, John Fullbright; The Lumineers, The Lumineers; *Babel, Mumford & Sons; Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

(Something for Mumford & Sons, ok?/Alguma coisinha para os Mumford & Sons, sim?)

Estas são *as apostas do Urban Blues para algumas das categorias dos Grammys. Acontece já no próximo Domingo, 10 de Fevereiro, a entrega dos 81 gramofones mais emblemáticos do mundo da música.