The time is up and the wait is over it’s time for the countdown to begin for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.
According to many online sources, this year’s award ceremony is going to include the most jaw-dropping and competitive nominees of Record and Album of the Year. This, of course, will result in memorable events, classy dresses, and rocking performances.
What’s up to bat this year for the four main categories?
Starting with Record of the Year, “the nominees are…” Nothin’ On You by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars, Love The Way You Lie by the smash hit duo Eminem and Rihanna, F *** You by Cee Lo Green, Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and lastly with Need You Now by Lady Antebellum. Personally I am freakin’ in love with Love the Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna. Oh my goodness, with his insane raps and Rihanna’s fiery red hair in the music video and the things they say, how can anyone not love it? Even if people hate it, it gets stuck in their head from being on the radio every 45 minutes so they cannot help but love it in the end.
Nominees for Album of the Year, include the contenders The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, Recovery by Eminem, Need You Now by Lady Antebellum, The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga and Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. With the competition really heating up between Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Eminem. First, Katy Perry, has had an unbelievable year with her first starter album I Kissed A Girl and being on the top sell out list. Katy Perry is all about shock, with I Kissed A Girl, then marrying a crazy guy, Russell Brand. No wonder she’s nominated for Teenage Dream. And Lady Gaga? What the heck? Where did that girl come from? With her out-of-this-world outfits-literally. Corresponding with her disturbingly unique music videos such as Telephone. But Lady Gaga owns at the GRAMMYS taking home practically every award so I can only hope Katy Perry wins, Lady Gaga will just win it again next year! Finally, the one and only Eminem. He’s a beast with his remarkable raps.
Moving on to Song of the Year, and for this category is Beg, Steal or Borrow with songwriter Ray LaMontagne; F*** You with song writers Broody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Phillip Lawrence and Bruno Mars; The House That Built Me with songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin; Love the Way You Lie written by Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers; and lastly Need You Now once again, by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. It is my and my fellow news writer Cassy Sunderland’s hope that Need You Now wins this award. Need You Now was such a good song with its amazing harmony and beat in a way that leaves listeners breathless-should definitely win the GRAMMY.
Closing up the big category of Best New Artist nominees are Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Esperanza Spalding. This will lead to a close competition between Drake and Justin Bieber because, really, who has ever even heard of Esperanza Spalding? Since we can count on Selena Gomez’s vote for him, we can only hope that Justin takes it away. Justin Bieber is a phenomenon with his flipped hair-do and songs, teenagers can’t help but drool all over him.
GRAMMY Week is a week of cultural events leading up to music’s biggest night. The 53rd Annual GRAMMYS are promising to be a night not to forget or miss. With the week consisting of music, fashion, arts education, and philanthropy, including the Salute To series, GRAMMY Career DaySM and GRAMMY Style Studio. Furthermore, there will be everyone’s favorite display of celebrities in mouth watering dresses and classy tuxedoes during the Pre-GRAMMY Gala which will not disappoint. Don’t miss music’s biggest event of the year on February 13th on CBS at 7 p.m. CT.