Aiming for the award

Grammys to recognize talent through annual show

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The achievements in the music industry will be recognized in the annual 62nd Grammy Awards by giving out a gramophone to the winner of each category. Returning to host the award ceremony is musician, singer and songwriter Alicia Keys on Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 7 p.m.

These are the predicted winners for this year’s nominations.

RECORD OF THE YEAR:

Nominees: “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., “Talk” by Khalid, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo and “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee.

And the award goes to…. “bad guy” by Billie Eilish! After months of staying in second in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song hit No. 1 in August 2019. Though the first two minutes and 25 seconds are more of an upbeat melody vastly diverse from Eilish’s other songs, the last few seconds bring the dark and creepy components of an Eilish song. Her unique whispery voice creates the “bad guy” feel of the song.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Nominees: “i,i” by Bon Iver, “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” By Lana Del Rey, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” by Billie Eilish, “thank you, next” by Ariana Grande, “I Used To Know Her” by H.E.R, “7” by Lil Nas X, “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” by Lizzo and “Father of The Bride” by Vampire Weekend

And the award goes to…. “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” by Billie Eilish! With it being her debut album released on Mar. 29, 2019, Eilish reveals her fears of being in a relationship. In the album she chooses darker-toned beats compared to the upbeat songs from her EPs, yet sticks to her roots of giving 100% real lyrics and emotions.

SONG OF THE YEAR:

Nominees: “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga, “bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “Bring My Flowers Now” by Tanya Tucker, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., “Lover” by Taylor Swift, “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” by Lana Del Rey, “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi and “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

And the award goes to…. “Someone You Love” by Lewis Capaldi! With his breakthrough single in 2019, it charted in the UK single chart for seven weeks then reached No. 1 on U.S. Billboard’s Hot 100 three months later. With heartbreaking lyrics in the ballad, it made people with heartbreak relate to the song while others enjoyed it musically.

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Nominees: Black Pumas, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank and The Bangas and Yola 

And the award goes to…. Billie Eilish! Since releasing her debut song, “Ocean Eyes,” in 2016, she has gained a high appreciation from fans and artists. With new music coming out, she exhibits how a talented singer can go from ballads to a unique pop sound. 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:

Nominees: “The Lion King” by Beyoncé, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” by Billie Eilish, “thank you, next” by Ariana Grande, “No. 6 Collaborations Project” by Ed Sheeran and “Lover” by Taylor Swift

And the award goes to…. “Lover” by Taylor Swift. By releasing “Lover” the album on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, she went from a brutal and cold attitude in songs to cheerful and passionate. The album contributes a uniquely composed production of diverse pop beats while giving fans Swift’s distinct style of singing they missed from her fifth album, “1989.”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:

Nominees: “Boyfriend” by Ariana Grande and Social House, “Sucker” by Jonas Brothers, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee and “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

And the award goes to…. Señorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Since being released in 2019, Señorita has reached No. 1 on the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada Billboard Hot 100 within a couple weeks of being released. Cabello and Mendes give a spin to the traditional Latin music with the song, making fans replay it over and over again.