2012 Grammy predicitions: Setonian staff and Seton Hall student picks
Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 14:09
Album of the Year, by Frank Raso
After dominating the charts for the vast majority of 2011, it is more than obvious that the eclectically funky, bluesy and agonizingly soulful piano-driven power ballads of Adele's "21" will take home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Die-hard rock fans may prefer to see Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters commended for the angst-ridden screams and heavily distorted, grungy-guitar-drones on "Wasting Light." Hit singles like "Grenade," "Just the Way You Are" and "The Lazy Song," from Bruno Mars's "Doo Wops and Hooligans" may have accomplished a considerable amount of radio play. But the fact remains that neither of these– nor additional nominees Rihanna or Lady Gaga – received the mammoth-like proportions of critical acclaim or fan support that Adele received for enormous singles like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You."
Frank Raso can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record of the Year, by Melissa Murray
As it was it was the best-selling single of 2011 and won multiple awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, "Rolling In The Deep" will undoubtedly win the Grammy for Best Song. The only other nominated song that would be able to compete is "Grenade," because it also reached No. 1in the Billboard Top 100. None of the other songs in this category – Kanye West's "All of the Lights," Mumford & Sons' "The Cave" and Bon Iver's "Halocene" – have received high acclaim or have reached so wide an audience as "Rolling in the Deep."
Melissa Murray can be reached at email@example.com.
Best New Artist, Patrice Kubik