An Ode to Music- Grammy Awards 2012

Let the countdown begin... Music's biggest night is coming! 

You know, what I'm talking about. It's the Grammy's! And, you can't tell me that you're not looking forward to it. Especially, the performances. 

I'm looking towards watching the show, simply to watch Adele. Her songs are so gritty and heavy with feeling. And, it makes you FEEL! And, that is what music is suppose to do to you. It'll be interesting to see how she fares after having to deal with trauma on her vocal cords. Her album "21" was the top-selling album of 2011 and is considered to be a heavy favorite as we head into the awards. Other favorites are Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Maroon 5. 

Other performers, who are joining Adele, are Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney. I believe, that this will be Miss Perry's first performance since announcing her split with husband Russell Brand. I thought it was very interesting how her last song released in 2011, was the "One That Got Away," and then a few days later, the announcement that the two were divorcing surfaced. (Shrug) I thought that they made a very cute couple, but, alas, I'll just have to look back at pictures. Let's get back on track, looking forward to watching all these performances. Have I said that already? 

The Grammy's are determined by its population of 13,000 voting members. And here are the 2012 Grammy nominees: (I've highlighted, who I think would win each category)

Album of the year
21, Adele 
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna
Record of the year
Rolling In the Deep, Adele
Holocene, Bon Iver
Grenade, Bruno Mars
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Firework, Katy Perry

Song of the year (goes to writer)
All of the Lights (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)
Grenade (performed by Bruno Mars)
Holocene (performed by Bon Iver)
Rolling In the Deep (performed by Adele)
Best new artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Pop duo/group performance
Body and SoulTony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
Dearest, The Black Keys
Paradise, Coldplay
Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

Pop vocal album
21, Adele
The Lady KillerCee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna
Dance recording
Raise Your Weapon, Deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
Barbra Streisand, Duck Sauce
SunshineDavid Guetta and Avicii
Call Your Girlfriend, Robyn
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Save the World, Swedish House Mafia

Rock performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay
Down By the Water, The Decemberists
Walk, Foo Fighters
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Lotus Flower, Radiohead

Rock song (goes to writer)
The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)
Down By the Water (performed by The Decemberists)
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (performed by Coldplay)
Lotus Flower (performed by Radiohead)
Walk (performed by Foo Fighters)
Rap album
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
Country duo/group performance
Don't You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
You and TequilaKenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square
Country song (goes to writer)
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not (performed by Thompson Square)
God Gave Me You (performed by Blake Shelton)
Just Fishin' (performed by Trace Adkins)
Mean (performed by Taylor Swift)
Threaten Me With Heaven (performed by Vince Gill)
You and Tequila (performed by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter)

Country album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Chief, Eric Church
Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here for A Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

To each their own music... Music is a balm to the soul. You just find those songs that you just march to and feel like you belong. When the nominees were announced, a concert was also held. I watched the Grammy Nominations Concert and to me, it seemed to lack the show that is the Grammy's. It aired on CBS back in December 2011. 

So... let's get back to the countdown- only 5 more days to go until the show. Stay tuned and watch the Grammy's on CBS, February 12, 8/7c

So, tell me, who you think is going to win each category?

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