Grammy preview

Morgan Boll and Claudia Millwater

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 26. This is the night that the Recording Academy presents awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the musical industry. There are 84 total categories that award individual artists and groups ranging from Best Song of the Year to even the Best Metal Performance. Some artists that will be performing on stage are Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Head to hiseye.org to see us break down the nominees and our predictions of the award winners for the major events of the night. 

Record of the Year

NOMINEES:
“Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver

“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish

“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande

“Hard Place,” H.E.R.

“Talk,” Khalid

“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

We predict that “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee will win the Record of the Year Award because we believe that people will never get sick of hearing the song. Whereas “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande and “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cryrus are already too overplayed for our liking. 

Album of the year

NOMINEES:

I,I, Bon Iver

Norman F—ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande

I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.

7, Lil Nas X

Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo

Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend

We believe that the album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish will win the Album of the Year Award. Billie Eilish brought us a new style/genre of music that many people have enjoyed. For someone who is only 18 years old, her music and style is well known in the music industry. 

Song of the year 

NOMINEES:

“Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Lover,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Norman F—ing Rockwell,” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)

“Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

We both agree that the song “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi will win the Song of the Year Award. This song is relatable and provides advice on how to cope with the loss of a loved one on a broad spectrum. “Someone You Loved” will always be an amazing song, and therefore deserves the award. 

Best New Artist

NOMINEES:

BLACK PUMAS

BILLIE EILISH

LIL NAS X 

LIZZO

MAGGIE ROGERS

ROSALÍA 

TANK AND THE BANGAS

YOLA

We agree that Billie Eilish will win the Best New Artist Award for 2020. Billie Eilish has become popular from her unique style of songs. Other artists such as Lizzo and Maggie Rogers are also great artists, however Billie Eilish has become so much more popular and known for her unique music genre. Eilish also won the New Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards this past November, which makes us believe that she will win this award as well. 

Best pop solo performance 

NOMINEES:

“Spirit,” Beyoncé

“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish

“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande

“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

We both believe that the song “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo will win the Best Pop Solo Performance Award. Lizzo has such a positive attitude out on the stage and is all about self love and confidence, which makes her a true contender for this award. 

Best pop duo/group performance 

NOMINEES:

“Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House

“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

We are both very confident that the song “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers will win the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Award. A lot of people were fans of the Jonas Brothers when they were younger, so their comeback had fans shocked. After the Jonas brothers’ comeback, everybody has been obsessed with “Sucker.” 

Best Rap Performance 

NOMINEES:

“Middle Child,” J. Cole

“Suge,” DaBaby

“Down Bad,” Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy

“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy

“Clout,” Offset Featuring Cardi B

We think that “Clout” by Offset Featuring Cardi B will win the Best Rap Performance Award. Cardi B brings a lot of energy to the stage, compared to the more laid-back J. Cole, another nominee, when he performed “Middle Child.”

Best Rap Song 

NOMINEES:

“Bad Idea,” Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)

“Gold Roses,” Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake)

“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)

“Racks in the Middle,” Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)

“Suge,” DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)

We both believe that the song “Suge” by DaBaby will win the Best Rap Song Award. The song is upbeat and people will not get sick of the rap song anytime soon. 

Best Country Song 

NOMINEES:

“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)

“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“Some of It,” Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)

“Speechless,” Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

We think that “Speechless” by Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers and Laura Veltz with songwriters Dan and Shay because of the uniqueness and popularity of the song. “Speechless” covers a variety of messages regarding the importance of love that grabs the audience’s attention compared to the other nominees listed. 

Best Country Album 

NOMINEES:

Desperate Man, Eric Church

Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire

Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies

Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett

While I’m Livin’, Tanya Tucker

We think that the album Center Point Road by Thomas Rhett will win the Best Country Album award because of the popularity Rhett has gained over the past year. Rhett engages a strong audience through his life experiences and messages that he presents in each one of his songs in the Center Point Road album.