The Grammys were awarded this past Sunday, but I’ve saved my update for today so I could use it for “G” day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
I listened to all the nominees for 13 different categories, posted videos and chose my favorites. If you missed those articles, you can find them here: Part I: Best Music Video, Part II: Song of the Year, Part III: Best Global Music Performance, Part IV: Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ Song, Part V: Best Dance/ Electronic Performance, Part VI: Best Rock Song, Part VII: Best Country Song, Part VIII: Best Traditional R&B Performance, Part IX: Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Part X: Best Gospel Performance/ Song, Part XI: Best American Roots Song, Part XII: Best Instrumental Composition, and Part XIII: Best Metal Performance.
My picks won the Grammy 6 out of 13 times, so I was 46% correct. Here are my picks below, with videos of the actual winners:
Best Music Video: I chose Freedom, by Jon Batiste, and I was right!
Song of the Year: I chose A Beautiful Noise; the winner is Leave the Door Open.
Best Global Music Performance: I chose Mohabbat, Arooj Aftab, and I was right!
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance: I chose Jireh, and the winner is Believe for It.
Best Dance/ Electronic Recording: I chose Hero, and the winner is Alive.
Best Rock Song: I chose Distance, Wolfgang Van Halen; the winner is Waiting on a War.
Best Country Song: I chose Cold, and I was right!
Best Traditional R&B Performance: I chose Bring It On Home to Me; the winner is Fight for You.
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: I chose Humpty Dumpty (Set 2), Chick Corea, and I was right!
Best Gospel Performance: I chose Help; the winner is Never Lost.
Best American Roots Song: I chose Cry, and I was right!
Best Instrumental Composition: I chose Eberhard, Lyle Mays, and I was right!
Best Metal Performance: I chose Amazonia, Gojira; the winner is The Alien.
This was a good exercise for me, because I really hardly knew any of the nominees. I didn’t watch the whole awards show, but what I did watch would have been unbearably boring without having some kind of frame of reference. I didn’t bother watching the Oscars this year, because, guess what? I didn’t see any movies last year.
Now it’s your turn. Did some of your favorites win? Were you surprised with some of the winners? Share in the comments below.