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MERE EXPOSURE

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Mere Exposure Grammy Predications

2016 was yet another year in music that was one to remember, continuing the blessings we received the year before. To cap off the year The Grammys just announced their 2017 nominees, and I'm quite impressed. Along with the usual suspects (Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye) and also this being "The Year of Drake", the Grammys have showed a lot of forward thinking in large part to a few rule changes, allowing artist like Chance The Rapper to get their shine. I'm also excited cause this year's nomination leader is an urban artist, this clearly makes up for Trump winning, right?! Either way we a have a great show in store for us and I just wanted to share a few of my early predictions, here we go............


1. Album of The Year

Beyoncé (Lemonade)- WINNER
Adele (25)
Drake (Views)
Justin Beiber (Purpose)
Sturgil Simpson (A Sailors Guide To Earth)

Favorites: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake
Sleeper: Justin Beiber

Snubs:
David Bowie (Blackstar)
Rihanna (Anti)
Chance The Rapper (Coloring Book)


2. Record of the Year

Hello (Adele)-WINNER
Formation (Beyoncé)
7 Years (Luke Graham)
Stressed out (21 Pilots)
Work (Rihanna)

Favorites: "Hello", "Work"
Sleeper: "Stressed Out"

Snubs:
Blackstar (David Bowie)
Cranes In The Sky (Solange)


3. Song Of The Year

Formation (Beyoncé)
Hello (Adele)- WINNER
I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner)
Love Yourself (Justin Beiber)
7 Years (Luke Graham)

Favorites: "Hello", "Formation", "Love Yourself"
Sleeper: "7 Years"

Snubs:
Work (Rihanna)
Hotline Bling (Drake)
One Dance (Drake)
Lean On (DJ Snake and Major Lazor)

4. Best New Artist

Chance The Rapper- WINNER (tie)
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers- WINNER (tie)
Anderson. Paak
Maren Morris

Favorites: Chance, The Chainsmokers
Sleeper: Kelsea Ballerini

Snubs:
Alessa Cara
Bryson Tiller

5. Best Pop Vocal Album

Adele (25)- WINNER
Justin Bieber (Purpose)
Ariana Grande (Dangerous Woman)
Sia (This Is Acting)
Demi Lovato (Confident)

Favorites: Adele, Justin
Sleeper: Sia, Ariana

Snub: none, idk, I'm not too qualified to speak on this


6. Best Alternative Music Album

David Bowie (Blackstar)- WINNER
Radiohead (A Moon Shaped Pool)
Bon Iver (22, A Million)
Iggy Pop (Post Pop Depression)
PJ Harvey (The Hope Six Demolition Project)

Favorites: David Bowie, Radiohead
Sleeper: Bon Iver

Snubs:
Kaytranada (99.9%)
Clams Casino (32 Levels)
Blood Orange (Freetown Sound)

7. Best R&B Performance

Rihanna (Needed Me)- WINNER
Solange (Cranes In The Sky)
Musiq Soulchild (I Do)
BJ The Chicago Kid (Turning Me Up)
Ro James (Permission)

Favorites: Rihanna, Solange
Sleeper: BJ The Chicago Kid

Snubs:
Bryson Tiller (Don't)

8. Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beyoncé (Lemonade)- WINNER
Gallant (Ology)
Anderson. Paak (Malibu)
King (We Are King)
Rihanna (Anti)

Favorites: Beyoncé, Rihanna
Sleeper: Anderson Paak

Snubs:
Bryson Tiller (Trapsoul)

9. Best Rap Performance

Drake ft The Throne (Popstyle)- WINNER
Chance The Rapper ft Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz (No Problems)
Remy Ma and Fat Joe ft French Montana (All The Way Up)
Desiigner (Panda)
Schoolboy Q ft Kanye West (That Part)

Favorites: "Popstyle", "No Problems"
Sleepers: "All The Way Up", "That Part"

Snubs:
Drake and Future (Jumpman)
ASAP Ferg ft Future (New Level)
Pusha T ft Jay Z (Drug Dealers Anonymous)
Kendrick Lamar (untitled track 2)

10. Best Rap Song

Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft French Montana (All The Way Up)
Chance The Rapper ft Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz (No Problems)
Kanye West ft Rihanna, Swizz Beatz (Famous)
Drake (Hotline Bling)- WINNER
Kanye West ft Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, The Dream (Ultralight Beam)

Favorites: "Hotline Bling", "Famous", "No Problem"
Sleeper: "All The Way Up"

Snubs:
ASAP Ferg ft Future (New Level)
Young M.A. (Ooouu)

11. Best Rap Album

Chance The Rapper (Coloring Book)
Drake (Views)- WINNER
De La Soul (And The Anonymous Nobody)
DJ Khaled (Major Key)
Kanye West (The Life Of Pablo)
Schoolboy Q (The Blankface LP)

Favorites: "Views", "Coloring Book", "TLOP"
Sleeper: Coloring Book

Snubs:
Kendrick Lamar (Untitled Unmastered)
Rae Sremmurd (Sremmlife 2)
Danny Brown (Atrocity Exhibition)

12. Producer Of The Year

Greg Kurstin
Benny Blanco
Max Martin- WINNER
Nineteen85
Ricky Reed

Favorites: Max Martin, Benny Blanco
Sleeper: Nineteen85

Snubs:
MikeWillMadeIt
Metro Boomin