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Old 01-24-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default Grammy Awards Game 2012

This is more or less the same contest as I've run since 2004. Between last year and this year, the Grammy committee decided to chop out/restructure a handful of the categories, including some of the ones we use for this contest... As a result, I'm adding some new categories, so that the same point total available is consistent with prior years, so prepare to broaden your horizons a bit.

There's way too many categories to pick them all, so we're mostly picking the big ones with a few exceptions mixed in... Of the awards that aren't handed out on the main telecast, I believe they are announced during the preshow (and will be named on the Grammy website)... so we'll make the deadline for entries at 5PM eastern on Grammy Day, February 12th... Don't PM me your picks, post them here and increase your post count. If you decide to change your mind between your initial post and the deadline, just quote your old post and make the changes, rather than edit your original entry. In the event of a tie based on points, the earlier entry will win.

Previous years' contests:
2004 - Won by Mr. Penguin, runner-up cubedbee
2005 - Won by 2M, runner-up Mr. Penguin
2006 - Won by seabass, runner-up Mr. Penguin
2007 - Won by Mr. Penguin, runner-up shadyridr
2008 - Won by Kohl, runner-up notmyfriends
2009 - Won by rekrap, runner-up notmyfriends
2010 - Won by LoneGirl, runner-up Traina
2011 - Won by LoneGirl, runners-up MAX. & rekrap

Tom has already let me know there will be a prize for the winner!

The offical scoring will be:

Album of the Year: 3 points
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist: 2 points
Other Categories: 1 point

Album of the Year
21, Adele
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele
"Holocene", Bon Iver
"Grenade", Bruno Mars
"The Cave", Mumford & Sons
"Firework", Katy Perry

Song of the Year
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie
"The Cave", Mumford & Sons
"Grenade", Bruno Mars
"Holocene", Bon Iver
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You", Adele
"You And I", Lady Gaga
"Grenade", Bruno Mars
"Firework", Katy Perry
"F***in' Perfect", Pink

Best Pop Duo/Grioup Performance
"Body And Soul", Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
"Dearest", The Black Keys
"Paradise", Coldplay
"Pumped Up Kicks", Foster The People
"Moves Like Jagger", Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

Best Dance Recording
"Raise Your Weapon", Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
"Barbra Streisand", Duck Sauce
"Sunshine", David Guetta & Avicii
"Call Your Girlfriend", Robyn
"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites", Skrillex
"Save The World", Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock Performace
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", Coldplay
"Down By The Water", The Decemberists
"Walk", Foo Fighters
"The Cave", Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower", Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels", Dream Theater
"White Limo", Foo Fighters
"Curl Of The Burl", Mastodon
"Public Enemy No. 1", Megadeth
"Blood In My Eyes", Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love, Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Codes And Keys, Death Cab For Cutie
Torches, Foster The People
Circuital, My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs, Radiohead

Best R&B Performance
"Far Away", Marsha Ambrosius
"Pieces Of Me", Ledisi
"Not My Daddy", Kelly Price & Stokley
"Is This Love", Corrine Bailey Rae
"You Are", Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Second Chance, El DeBarge
Love Letter, R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
Kelly, Kelly Price

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now", Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes
"Otis", Jay-Z & Kanye West
"The Show Goes On", Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life", Nicki Minaj & Drake
"Black And Yellow", Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Party", Beyonce & Andre 3000
"I'm On One", DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor", Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?", Rihanna & Drake
"Motivation", Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie

Best Rap Song
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie
"Black And Yellow", Wiz Khalifa
"I Need A Doctor", Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey
"Look At Me Now", Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes
"Otis", Jay-Z & Kanye West
"The Show Goes On", Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not", Thompson Square
"God Gave Me You", Blake Shelton
"Just Fishin'", Trace Adkins
"Mean", Taylor Swift
"Threaten Me With Heaven", Vince Gill
"You And Tequila", Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Chief, Eric Church
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here For A Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdalehe, Jim Lauderdale
Rare Bird Alert, Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe, The Del McCoury Band
A Mother's Prayer, Ralph Stanley
Sleep With One Eye Open, Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions, Marcia Bell
Man In Motion, Warren Haynes
The Reflection, Keb Mo
Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch

Best Reggae Album
Harlem-Kingston Express Live!, Monty Alexander
Reggae Knights, Israel Vibration
Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life, Stephen Marley
Wild And Free, Ziggy Marley
Summer In Kingston, Shaggy

Best World Music Album
AfroCubism, AfroCubism
Africa For Africa, Femi Kuti
Songs From A Zulu Farm, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Tassili, Tinariwen

Best Spoken Word Album
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond, Various Artists
Hamlet (William Shakespeare), Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't), Betty White
The Mark Of Zorro, Val Kilmer & Cast

Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse, "Weird Al" Yankovic
Finest Hour, Patton Oswalt
Hilarious, Louis C. K.
Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant, Kathy Griffin
Turtleneck & Chain, The Lonely Island

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Yes I Know, Memory Tapes
All Is Not Lost, OK Go
Lotus Flower, Radiohead
First Of The Year (Equinox), Skrillex
Perform This Way, "Weird Al" Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am... World Tour, Beyonce
Foo Fighters: Back And Forth, Foo Fighters
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon, Kings Of Leon
Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest, A Tribe Called Quest
Nine Types Of Light, TV On The Radio
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Album of the Year
21, Adele

Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Song of the Year
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie

Best New Artist
The Band Perry

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You", Adele

Best Pop Duo/Grioup Performance
"Body And Soul", Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele

Best Dance Recording
"Raise Your Weapon", Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech

Best Rock Performace
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", Coldplay

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels", Dream Theater

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Best R&B Performance
"Far Away", Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now", Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Party", Beyonce & Andre 3000

Best Rap Song
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie


Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Country Song
"Threaten Me With Heaven", Vince Gill

Best Country Album
Here For A Good Time, George Strait

Best Bluegrass Album
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale, Jim Lauderdale

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman

Best Folk Album
The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch

Best Reggae Album
Harlem-Kingston Express Live!, Monty Alexander

Best World Music Album
AfroCubism, AfroCubism

Best Spoken Word Album
Bossypants, Tina Fey

Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse, "Weird Al" Yankovic

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep, Adele

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am... World Tour, Beyonce


Since I don't know half of the artists, much less the songs/albums, I just picked the first one listed in each category. Unless there was somebody I actually like, then I picked them. Here's hoping for an incredibly lucky win.
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Megadeth!
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Album of the Year
21, Adele

Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Song of the Year
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You", Adele

Best Pop Duo/Grioup Performance
"Body And Soul", Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele

Best Dance Recording
"Barbra Streisand", Duck Sauce

Best Rock Performace
"The Cave", Mumford & Sons

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels", Dream Theater

Best Rock Album
The Whole Love, Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Torches, Foster The People

Best R&B Performance
"Pieces Of Me", Ledisi

Best R&B Album
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now", Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie

Best Rap Song
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Country Song
"You And Tequila", Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter

Best Country Album
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

Best Bluegrass Album
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdalehe, Jim Lauderdale

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman

Best Folk Album
Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes

Best Reggae Album
Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life, Stephen Marley

Best World Music Album
AfroCubism, AfroCubism

Best Spoken Word Album
Bossypants, Tina Fey

Best Comedy Album
Turtleneck & Chain, The Lonely Island

Best Short Form Music Video
Yes I Know, Memory Tapes

Best Long Form Music Video
Nine Types Of Light, TV On The Radio
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Album of the Year
21, Adele

Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Song of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Grenade", Bruno Mars

Best Pop Duo/Grioup Performance
"Body And Soul", Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Vocal Album
Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Best Dance Recording
"Sunshine", David Guetta & Avicii

Best Rock Performace
"Walk", Foo Fighters

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"White Limo", Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Best R&B Performance
"Is This Love", Corrine Bailey Rae

Best R&B Album
Kelly, Kelly Price

Best Rap Performance
"Otis", Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"I'm On One", DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne

Best Rap Song
"Otis", Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Country Song
"God Gave Me You", Blake Shelton

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station

Best Blues Album
Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch

Best Reggae Album
Wild And Free, Ziggy Marley

Best World Music Album
Africa For Africa, Femi Kuti

Best Spoken Word Album
Hamlet (William Shakespeare), Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Best Comedy Album
Turtleneck & Chain, The Lonely Island

Best Short Form Music Video
All Is Not Lost, OK Go

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am... World Tour, Beyonce
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Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love, Wilco
Good lord, I can't believe that Jeff Beck album got nominated for rock album, or for anything. I borrowed it from the library and could only listen to it once. It's not even rock for the most part, it's old pop tunes from the pre-rock era.
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Dream Theater!
Megadeth!
Yes! And how come I didn't get nominated? I think I had an album out.
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2009 - Won by rekrap, runner-up notmyfriends
Never even got my Grammy pin... but it'd look depressing given LoneGirl's 2 back-to-back pins/wins.
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Album of the Year
21, Adele


Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep", Adele


Song of the Year

"Rolling In The Deep", Adele

Best New Artist
Nicki Minaj


Best Pop Solo Performance
"You And I", Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Grioup Performance
"Moves Like Jagger", Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album
Born This Way, Lady Gaga


Best Dance Recordingz
"Sunshine", David Guetta & Avicii


Best Rock Performace
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", Coldplay


Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"Blood In My Eyes", Sum 41

Best Rock Album
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers


Best Alternative Music Album
Codes And Keys, Death Cab For Cutie


Best R&B Performance
"Not My Daddy", Kelly Price & Stokley


Best R&B Album
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now", Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Busta Rhymes


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"What's My Name?", Rihanna & Drake


Best Rap Song
"All Of The Lights", Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie



Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West


Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not", Thompson Square


Best Country Album
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station


Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman


Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars


Best Reggae Album
Harlem-Kingston Express Live!, Monty Alexander


Best World Music Album
AfroCubism, AfroCubism


Best Spoken Word Album
Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond, Various Artists


Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse, "Weird Al" Yankovic


Best Short Form Music Video
Perform This Way, "Weird Al" Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video
I Am... World Tour, Beyonce
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