G is for Grammy Update

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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 VideoPart II: Song of the YearPart III: Best Global Music PerformancePart IV: Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/ SongPart V: Best Dance/ Electronic PerformancePart VI: Best Rock SongPart VII: Best Country SongPart VIII: Best Traditional R&B PerformancePart IX: Best Improvised Jazz SoloPart X: Best Gospel Performance/ SongPart XI: Best American Roots SongPart 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.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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