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The Grammys

December 2, 2009
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Like every music blog on the internet right now, I have decided to post the grammy nominations that were released today. Feast your eyes my friends!

Record of the Year: Beyonce’s “Halo,” Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” Kings of Leon‘s “Use Somebody,” Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me.”

Album of the Year: Beyonce’s I Am…Sasha Fierce, Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D., Lady Gaga’s The Fame, Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, Taylor Swift’s Fearless.

Song of the Year: “Poker Face” (Lady Gaga and RedOne), “Pretty Wings” (Maxwell Musze and Hod David), “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (Beyonce Knowles, Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart), “Use Somebody” (Kings Of Leon), “You Belong With Me” (Taylor Swift and Liz Rose).

Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band, Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D., Colbie Caillat’s Breakthrough, Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted, The Fray’s The Fray, Pink’s Funhouse.

Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Crystal Method’s Divided By Night, David Guetta’s One Love, Lady Gaga’s The Fame, LMFAO’s Party Rock, Pet Shop Boys’ Yes.

Best Rock Album: AC/DC’s Black Ice, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood’s Live From Madison Square Garden, Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown, Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, U2’s No Line On The Horizon.

Best Alternative Music Album: David Byrne & Brian Eno’s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Death Cab For Cutie’s The Open Door, Depeche Mode’s Sounds Of The Universe, Phoenix‘s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s It’s Blitz!

Best R&B Album: Anthony Hamilton’s The Point Of It All, India.Arie’s Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, Ledisi’s Turn Me Loose, Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’ Night, Charlie Wilson’s Uncle Charlie.

Best Contemporary R&B Album: Beyonce’s I Am…Sasha Fierce, Jamie Foxx’s Intuition, Pleasure P’s The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper, Trey Songz’s Ready, T-Pain’s Thr33 Ringz.

Best Rap Album: Common’s Universal Mind Control, Eminem’s Relapse, Flo Rida’s R.O.O.T.S., Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Q-Tip’s The Renaissance.

Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, George Strait‘s Twang, Taylor Swift’s Fearless, Keith Urban’s Defying Gravity, Lee Ann Womack’s Call Me Crazy.

Here’s some to name a few. Some things to note:

  • Phoenix was nominated for best alternative music album. If you haven’t heard Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009), you should pick it up. A very strong album featuring some of the catchiest pop songs I have ever heard.
  • Dave Matthews Band has been around for over 15 years and this is their first grammy nomination, for Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King (2009). My friend is really into them, and I have heard the album a couple times. It is a great album, and if they won over the rest of the competition, that would be great.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah’s also got nominated for best alternative music album with It’s a Blitz (2009). I have yet to really listen to this album but i have always wanted to. What do you think, dear reader? Is it an album worth listening to?
  • Not listed here is Jars of Clay being nominated for best pop/contemporary gospel album. The Long Fall Back to Earth (2009) was one of the more surprising albums i have listened to this year. It definitely helped me to regain my interest in one of the bands I grew up on. A band that is very worthy of the award if they win it.
  • It’s no surprise that Kings of Leon would get nominated this year. They controlled the airwaves over the summer, and their album sold extremely well. I personally don’t really care for them, but I am happy to see that their song ‘Use Somebody’ got nominated. One of the brighter spots on the album in my opinion.

So there you go, dear readers. What do you think of the nominations? Any bands get snubbed that you feel shouldn’t have? Any predictions on who you feel will win?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2009 8:14 AM

    My audio production teacher is a voting member of the Grammy association. He is a nice old man and I feel like I need to “educate” him about this year’s music (meaning sway his opinion….)

    Not that winning Grammys REALLY has anything to do with good music, like you said.

    I’m kind of shocked The Fray got nominated actually. Their newest album got one star in rolling stone.

  2. December 6, 2009 12:06 PM

    it is a popularity contest more than anything really.

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