Sunday, January 31, 2010

tonight, Smang and I will watch the Grammys in our separate homes, whilst we chat on gmail. It'll be the rehearsal for the Oscars. :)

Here's the ballot. My picks are bolded.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

"Halo," Beyonce

"I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas

"Use Somebody," Kings of Leon


"Poker Face," Lady Gaga

"You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"I Am...Sasha Fierce," Beyonce

"The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas

"The Fame," Lady Gaga

"Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King," Dave Matthews Band


"Fearless," Taylor Swift


SONG OF THE YEAR

"Poker Face," Lady Gaga & RedOne


"Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart

"Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)

"You Belong With Me," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift


BEST NEW ARTIST

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings



BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Hometown Glory," Adele

"Halo," Beyonce

"Hot N Cold," Katy Perry

"Sober," Pink

"You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift



BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"This Time," John Legend

"Love You," Maxwell

"Make It Mine," Jason Mraz


"If You Don't Know Me by Now," Seal

"All About the Love Again," Stevie Wonder



BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

"I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas

"We Weren't Born to Follow," Bon Jovi

"Never Say Never," The Fray

"Sara Smile," Daryl Hall & John Oates

"Kids," MGMT




BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

"Sea of Heartbreak," Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

"Love Sex Magic," Ciara & Justin Timberlake

"Lucky," Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

"Baby, It's Cold Outside," Willie Nelson & Norah Jones


"Breathe," Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat



BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

"Besame Mucho," Herb Alpert

"Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck

"The Fire," Imogen Heap

"Phoenix Rise," Maxwell

"Funk Joint," Marcus Miller



BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

"In Boston," Chris Botti

"Legacy," Hiroshima

"Potato Hole," Booker T. Jones

"Modern Art," The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman

"Down The Wire," Spyro Gyra



BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

"The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas

"Breakthrough," Colbie Caillat

"All I Ever Wanted," Kelly Clarkson

"The Fray," The Fray

"Funhouse," Pink



BEST DANCE RECORDING

"Boom Boom Pow," The Black Eyed Peas

"When Love Takes Over," David Guetta & Kelly Rowland

"Poker Face," Lady Gaga


"Celebration," Madonna

"Womanizer," Britney Spears



BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM

"Divided By Night," The Crystal Method

"One Love," David Guetta

"The Fame," Lady Gaga

"Party Rock," LMFAO

"Yes," Pet Shop Boys



BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

"A Swingin' Christmas," Tony Bennett

"Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden," Michael Buble

"Your Songs," Harry Connick, Jr.

"Liza's At the Palace," Liza Minnelli

"American Classic," Willie Nelson



BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," Bob Dylan

"Change In the Weather," John Fogerty

"Dreamer," Prince

"Working On a Dream," Bruce Springsteen

"Fork in the Road," Neil Young



BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

"Can't Find My Way Home," Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

"Life In Technicolor II," Coldplay

"21 Guns," Green Day

"Use Somebody," Kings of Leon

"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight," U2



BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

"War Machine," AC/DC

"Check My Brain," Alice In Chains

"When I've Done," Linkin Park

"The Unforgiven III," Metallica

"Burn It To The Ground," Nickelback



BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

"Dissident Aggressor," Judas Priest

"Set To Fail," Lamb of God

"Head Crusher," Megadeth

"Senor Peligro," Ministry

"Hate Worldwide," Slayer



BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

"A Day In The Life," Jeff Beck

"Warped Sister," Booker T. Jones

"Playing With Fire," Brad Paisley

"Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'," Brian Setzer Orchestra

"Now We Run," Steve Vai



BEST ROCK SONG

"The Fixer," Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight," Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)

"21 Guns," Billi Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool (Green Day)

"Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)


"Working On A Dream," Bruce Springsteen



BEST ROCK ALBUM

"Black Ice," AC/DC

"Live From Madison Square Garden," Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

"21st Century Breakdown," Green Day

"Big Whiskey And the Groogrux King," Dave Matthew Band

"No Line On The Horizon," U2



BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today," David Byrne & Brian Eno

"The Open Door," Death Cab For Cutie

"Sounds of the Universe," Depeche Mode

"Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," Phoenix

"It's Blitz!," Yeah Yeah Yeahs




BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" Beyonce


"It Kills Me," Melanie Fiona

"That Was Then," Lalah Hathaway

"Goin' Thru Changes," Ledisi

"Lions, Tigers & Bears," Jazmine Sullivan



BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"The Point Of It All," Anthony Hamilton

"Pretty Wings," Maxwell

"Sobeautiful," Musiq Soulchild

"Under," Pleasure P

"There Goes My Baby," Charlie Wilson



BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

"Blame It," Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

"Chocolate High," India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild

"Ifuleave," Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige

"Higher Ground," Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters

"Love Has Finally Come At Last," Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby



BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"At Last," Beyonce


"Soul Music," Anthony Hamilton

"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," Boney James & Quinn

"Sow Love," Ann Nesby

"Woman Gotta Have It," Calvin Richardson



BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE

"Daykeeper," The Foreign Exchange

"All Matter," Robert Glasper & Bilal

"Pearls," India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore

"A Tale of Two," Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson

"Blend," Tonex



BEST R&B SONG

"Blame It," James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melachon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)

"Lions, Tigers & Bears," Salaam Remi & Jazzmine Sullivan (Jazmine Sullivan)

"Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze (Maxwell)

"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (Beyonce)


"Under," D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens (Pleasure P)



BEST R&B ALBUM

"The Point Of It All," Anthony Hamilton

"Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics," India.Arie

"Turn Me Loose," Ledisi

"Blacksummers' Night," Maxwell

"Uncle Charlie," Charlie Wilson



BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM

"I Am...Sasha Fierce," Beyonce


"Intuition," Jamie Foxx

"The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper," Pleasure P

"Ready," Trey Songs

"Thr33 Rings," T-Pain



BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE

"Best I Ever Had," Drake

"Beautiful," Eminem

"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z

"Day 'N' Nite," Kid Cudi

"Casa Bey," Mos Def



BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

"Too Many Rappers," Beastie Boys & Nas

"Crack a Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent


"Money Goes, Honey Stay," Fabolous & Jay-Z

"Make Her Say," Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common

"Amazing," Kanye West & Young Jeezy



BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

"Ego," Beyonce & Kanye West

"Know You Down," Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo

"Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

"I'm On A Boat," The Lonely Island & T-Pain

"Dead And Gone," T.I. & Justin Timberlake



BEST RAP SONG

"Best I Ever Had," Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels (Drake)

"Day 'N' Nite," S. Mescudi, O. Omishore (Kid Cudi)

"Dead And Gone," C. Harris, R. Tadross, J. Timberlake (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)

"D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson (Jay-Z)


"Run This Town," Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)



BEST RAP ALBUM

"Universal Mind Control," Common

"Relapse," Eminem

"R.O.O.T.S.," Flo Rida


"The Ecstatic," Mos Def

"The Renaissance," Q-Tip



BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Dead Flowers," Miranda Lambert

"I Just Call You Mine," Martina McBride

"White Horse," Taylor Swift

"Just A Dream," Carrie Underwood

"Solitary Thinkin'," Lee Ann Womack



BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"All I Ask For Anymore," Trace Adkins

"People Are Crazy," Billy Currington

"High Cost Of Living," Jamey Johnson

"Living For The Night," George Strait

"Sweet Thing," Keith Urban



BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

"Cowgirls Don't Cry," Brooks & Dunn

"Chicken Fried," Zac Brown Band

"I Run To You," Lady Antebellum

"Here Comes Goodbye," Racal Flatts

"It Happens," Sugarland



BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS

"Beautiful World," Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin

"Down The Road," Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally

"Start A Band," Brad Paisley & Keith Urban

"I Told You So," Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

"Everything But Quits," Lee Ann Womack & George Strait




BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

"Under the (Five) Wire," Alison Brown

"The Crystal Merchant," The Greencards

"Mansinneedof," Sarah Jarosz

"Producer's Medley," Steve Wariner



BEST COUNTRY SONG

"All I Ask For Anymore," Casey Beathard & Tim James (Trace Adkins)

"High Cost of Living," Jamey Johnson & James Slater (Jamey Johnson)

"I Run To You," Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

"People Are Crazy," Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones (Billy Currington)

"White Horse," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)




BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

"The Foundation," Zac Brown Band

"Twang," George Strait

"Fearless," Taylor Swift

"Defying Gravity," Keith Urban

"Call Me Crazy," Lee Ann Womack