GRAMMYS!!!

For the first time, the Buck Off staff is making hopes/predictions on some of the top categories in 2015 Grammy Awards and would love to hear your nominations too! So who will win the gold-plated gramophone? Don’t forget to make your predictions and tune in tonight for the award ceremony!

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Fancy–Iggy Azalea–S.McClory

Chandelier–Sia

Stay With Me–Sam Smith

Shake It Off–T Swift J.Benavidez+Sandy

All About the Bass–Meghan Trainor

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Morning Phase–Beck

Beyonce–Beyonce

X–Ed Shereen

In The Lonely Hour–Sam Smith–S.McClory+J.Benavidez + Sandy

Girl–Pharrell Williams

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

All About The Bass–Meghan Trainor

Chandelier–Sia-J.Benavidez

Shake It Off–T. Swift –Sandy

Stay With Me–Sam Smith

Take Me To Church–Andrew Hozier-Byrne–S.McClory

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Iggy Azalea–S.McClory

Bastille

Brandy Clark

Haim

Sam Smith–J.Benavidez + Sandy

 

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

All Of Me–John Legend

Chandelier–Sia–S.McClory–J.Benavidez

Stay With Me–Sam Smith

Shake It Off–T. Swift –Sandy

Happy–Pharell Williams

 

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Fancy–Izzy Azalea–S.McClory

Say Something–A Great Big World – Sandy

Bang Bang–Jessie J

A Sky Full of Stars–Coldplay

Dark Horse–Katy Perry–J.Benavidez

 

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

Cheek To Cheek–Tony Bennett; Lady Gaga–S.McClory

Nostalgia–Annie Lennox

Night Songs–Barry Mannilow

Sending You A Little Christmas–Johnny Mathis

Partners–Barbra Streisand–J.Benavidez (she’s too famous not to)

 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Ghost Stories–Coldplay

Bangerz–Miley Cyrus

My Everything–Ariana Grande–S.McClory–J.Benavidez

Prism–Katy Perry – Sandy

X–Ed Shereen

In The Lonely Hour–Sam Smith

 

BEST DANCE RECORDING

Never Say Never–Basement Jaxx

Rather Be–Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glyne–J.Benavidez (they’re not going to win but I want them to)+ Sandy (me too)

F For You–Disclosure Feat. Mary J. Blige

I Got U–Duke Dumont

Faded–Zhu–S.McClory

 

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

Gimme Something Good–Ryan Adams — Sandy (this is the one I liked best)

Do I Wanna Know?–Arctic Monkeys–S.McClory

Blue Moon–Beck

Fever–The Black Keys

Lazaretto–Jack White–J.Benavidez

 

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

Neon Knights–Anthrax

High Road–Mastodon–S.McClory–J.Benavidez

Heartbreaker–Motörhead

The Negative One–Slipknot

The Last In Line–Tenacious D –Sandy (I’m not a big metal fan, so this is my favorite of the five)

 

BEST ROCK SONG

Ain’t It Fun–Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)–J.Benavidez + Sandy

Blue Moon–Beck Hansen, songwriter (Beck)

Fever–D. Auerbach, B. Burton & P. Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Music/Sweet Science–Gimme Something Good–Ryan Adams, songwriter (Ryan Adams)

Lazaretto–Jack White III, songwriter (Jack White)–S.McClory

 

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Ryan Adams–Ryan Adams

Morning Phase–Beck

Turn Blue–The Black Keys–S.McClory

Hypnotic Eye–Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers–J.Benavidez

Songs Of Innocence–U2

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

This Is All Yours–Alt-J

Reflektor–Arcade Fire

Melophobia–Cage The Elephant

St. Vincent–St. Vincent

Lazaretto–Jack White–S.McClory–J.Benavidez

 

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Drunk In Love–Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z–J.Benavidez

New Flame–Chris Brown Featuring Usher & Rick Ross

It’s Your World–Jennifer Hudson Featuring R. Kelly

Like This–Ledisi

Good Kisser–Usher

 

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Sail Out–Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé–Beyoncé

X–Chris Brown

Mali Is…–Mali Music

Girl–Pharrell Williams–S.McClory–J.Benavidez

 

BEST R&B ALBUM

Islander–Bernhoft

Lift Your Spirit–Aloe Blacc–S.McClory

Love, Marriage & Divorce–Toni Braxton & Babyface–J.Benavidez

Black Radio 2–Robert Glasper Experiment

Give The People What They Want–Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

 

BEST COUNTRY SONG

American Kids–Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally, songwriters (Kenny Chesney)–J.Benavidez

Automatic–Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Give Me Back My Hometown–Eric Church & Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church)–S.McClory

I’m Not Gonna Miss You–Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s–Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill)

 

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Riser–Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders–Eric Church–S.McClory

12 Stories–Brandy Clark

Platinum–Miranda Lambert–J.Benavidez

The Way I’m Livin’–Lee Ann Womack

 

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM

Bhakti–Paul Avgerinos

Ritual–Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai

Winds Of Samsara–Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman–S.McClory

Symphony Live In Istanbul–Kitaro–J.Benavidez

In Love And Longing–Silvia Nakkach & David Darling

 

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Mandatory Fun–“Weird Al” Yankovic–S.McClory–J.Benavidez +Sandy (my vote shouldn’t count because Al’s the only one I know from this group. I just love Weird Al!)

Obsessed–Jim Gaffigan

Oh My God–Louis C.K.

Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time–Patton Oswalt

We Are Miracles–Sarah Silverman

 

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Frozen–Christophe Beck, composer–J.Benavidez

Gone Girl–Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers–S.McClory

The Grand Budapest Hotel–Alexandre Desplat, composer

Gravity–Steven Price, composer

Saving Mr. Banks–Thomas Newman, composer

 

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Everything Is Awesome!!!–Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, songwriters (Tegan And Sara Featuring The Lonely Island)–J.Benavidez & Sandy

I See Fire–Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)–S.McClory

I’m Not Gonna Miss You–Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Let It Go – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

The Moon Song–Spike Jonze & Karen O, songwriters (Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix)

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

We Exist–Arcade Fire

Turn Down For What–DJ Snake & Lil Jon–S.McClory

Chandelier–Sia–J.Benavidez

Happy–Pharrell Williams – Sandy

The Golden Age–Woodkid Featuring Max Richter

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